An Excellent Mystery

In the hot, dry August of 1141, England is still torn by civic strife.

An Excellent Mystery

In the hot, dry August of 1141, England is still torn by civic strife. Amidst the carnage the Abbey of Hyde Meade is totally destroyed;its resident brothers dispersed, finding refuge in the Abbey of Shrewsbury. But Brother Cadfael realizes that two of these refugees are not all that they appear to be.

An Excellent Mystery

An Excellent Mystery


Novels by Edith Pargeter

It is the fourth novel in the Brother Cadfael series of mysteries. The story is set between July and September of the year 1139, during The Anarchy, in the English town of Shrewsbury.

Novels by Edith Pargeter

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 30. Chapters: Saint Peter's Fair, An Excellent Mystery, A Morbid Taste for Bones, The Leper of Saint Giles, The Pilgrim of Hate, One Corpse Too Many, Dead Man's Ransom, The Summer of the Danes, Monk's Hood, The Rose Rent, The Devil's Novice, The Virgin in the Ice, Brother Cadfael's Penance, The Confession of Brother Haluin, The Sanctuary Sparrow, The Raven in the Foregate, The Hermit of Eyton Forest, The Heretic's Apprentice. Excerpt: Saint Peter's Fair is a Historical whodunnit by Ellis Peters. It is the fourth novel in the Brother Cadfael series of mysteries. The story is set between July and September of the year 1139, during The Anarchy, in the English town of Shrewsbury. It is July of the year 1139, during the period of English history known as The Anarchy. The country is wracked by civil war between King Stephen and Empress Maude. The monks of Shrewsbury Abbey are preparing for a fair in honour of Saint Peter. The body of a wealthy merchant, Thomas of Bristol, is found in the River Severn. Brother Cadfael agrees to assist the murdered man's niece, Emma, but as he investigates the mystery deepens when two more men are murdered. The events of the novel take place during the annual town fair held in honour of Saint Peter. The novel is divided into five parts, each with its own title page and with the chapter numbers restarting at the start of each section. 13 June 1139. The feast of Saint Peter is important for Shrewsbury Abbey, which is dedicated to Saint Peter. A meeting of the monks is interrupted by Geoffrey Corviser, the town provost, and a delegation from the town's merchant guilds. They appeal to Abbot Radulfus for a share of the money raised by the fair as the civil war has taken a heavy toll on the town, parts of which need rebuilding. Radulfus listens sympathetically but his...

The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus

An excellent mystery: The Abbey of Hyde Meade is totally destroyed during civil strife of 1141; its brothers scattered. But as the brothers attempt to rebuild their lives, old wounds are reopened, pain relived and harsh deeds committed.

The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus

The Pilgrim of Hate: As the pilgrims gather at Shrewsbury, in distant Winchester a knight has been murdered. Among the throng of pilgrims, some strange customers indeed begin to puzzle Brother Cadfael, and as events unfold it becomes clear that the murder is a much less remote affair that it first seemed. An Excellent Mystery: In 1141 England is still torn by civic strife. Among the victims of the carnage is the Abbey of Hyde Meade, totally destroyed. But as its brothers attempt to rebuild their lives, old wounds are re-opened, painfully relived and harsh deeds committed. Only Brother Cadfael can ultimately distinguish between victim, innocent and guilty party. The Raven in the Foregate: Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of the Holy Cross (known as the Foregate)- a man of scholarship and discipline, but not humility. When he is found drowned in the millpond, suspicion is cast in many directions... and only the perseverance of Brother Cadfael can unravel the threads that lead to the murderer.

An Excellent Mystery

In 1141, England is still in the midst of the strife caused by the struggle for the throne between King Stephen and the Empress Maud.

An Excellent Mystery

In 1141, England is still in the midst of the strife caused by the struggle for the throne between King Stephen and the Empress Maud. Among its victims the Abbey of Hyde Meade, totally destroyed. Two of its brothers seek refuge in Shrewsbury: Brother Humilis, who abandoned his intended and joined the cloister after crippling injuries received on the Crusade; and his devoted attendant, the mute Fidelis. All is well until Humilis' former squire decides to pay court on his own account to the girl who was his lord's affianced bride.

Lucifer

And all that receive the Mysteries in all the Regions of the Space of the Ineffable ,
shall be Kings also , so as to continue ... emitted according to the Glory of each of
them , so that they that receive an excellent Mystery may continue in excellent ...

Lucifer


Protestant Principles examined by the Written Word New edition revised

CG Matrimony is a holy state , instituted of God in the time of man's innocency ,
and consecrated by Christ to such an excellent mystery , that in it is signified and
represented the spiritual marriage and unity betwixt Christ and his Church .

Protestant Principles examined by the Written Word  New edition  revised


Make Mine a Mystery

England An Excellent Mystery . U . K . : Macmillan , 1985 ( U . S . : Morrow , 1986
) Two mysteries encourage Brother Cadfael to use his investigative skills . When
Julian Cruce disappears , suspicion falls on the newly arrived Nicholas Harnage
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Make Mine a Mystery

Presents a comprehensive guide for mystery and detective fiction, compiling over 2,500 titles from more than 200 authors and including plot overviews, a history of the genre, and a discussion on collection development.

The Book of Common Prayer in Its History and Interpretation with Special Reference to Existing Controversies

Marriage being instituted before the fall , they object to the words “ consecrated
the state of matrimony to such an excellent mystery , ” the word mystery , too ,
seeming to countenance matrimony as a sacrament . * 55. They object to the
rubric ...

The Book of Common Prayer in Its History and Interpretation  with Special Reference to Existing Controversies


Mystery Shopping

Become an excellent mystery shopper . And have fun at it . Yes , enjoy mystery
shopping . It is probably , to coin a word made up by my youngest son , the “
funnest ” job you will ever have ! - Jim Poynter xvii Robert W . Fowler January 19
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Mystery Shopping