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by Ellis Peters

  • Author: Ellis Peters
  • ISBN: 0708908292
  • ISBN13: 978-0708908297
  • ePub: 1277 kb | FB2: 1157 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft (August 1, 1982)
  • Pages: 368
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 559
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Monk's-Hood (U) (Brother Cadfael Ser) ePub download

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Brother Cadfael - 3 ). A Brother Cadfael Mystery. So Brother Cadfael rolled contentedly to his chosen seat in the chapter-house, conveniently retired behind one of the pillars in a dim corner, and watched with half-sleepy benevolence as his brothers of the house filed in and took their places: Abbot Heribert, old and gentle and anxious, sadly worn by the troublous year now near its ending; Prior Robert Pennant, immensely.

Start reading Monk's Hood (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 3) on your Kindle in under a minute. I found Monk's Hood enjoyable and it did not stretch my credulity to take me where it wanted me to go. Cadfael is involved once more in a Murder, at a time when the abbey is in turmoil over a possible change in leadership just as a valuable property is due to pass into the abbey's purview. Then the owner of that property is killed with a poison made by Cadfael himself (as an ointment for sore joints).

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Set in the 12th century during the Anarchy in England, the novels focus on Benedictine monk Cadfael who aids the law with solving murders. In all, Pargeter wrote twenty Cadfael novels between 1977 and 1994. Each draws upon the storyline, characters, and developments of previous books in the series.

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This 12th century mystery series by Ellis Peters take place in a fog of civil war, where the English and Welsh were raiding each other’s borders and supporting one or another claimant to the English throne: Empress Maud or King Stephen. In spite of the ongoing violence, the author suffuses her novels with a deep sense of peace and contentment in the monastic life. A monk from the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul at Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael, the ex-Crusader-turned herbalist is her solver of murders and mysteries of the heart. Ellis weaves a rich tapestry of his daily life on the war-torn Welsh border.

This third novel in a series of 21 mysteries, "Monk's Hood," begins in December of 1138 when many of the aged monks are plagued by rheumatism and other cold weather ailments. Brother Cadfael is busy tending the sick with the harvest from his garden: "..the eaves of his workshop in the garden were hung everywhere with linen bags of dried herbs, his jars of wine sat in plump, complacent rows, the shelves were thronging with bottles and pots of specifics for all the ills of winter, from snuffling colds to seized-up joints and sore and wheezing chests.”

One of his embrocations contains Monk's Hood, an herbaceous perennial which is poisonous if ingested, but eases the pain of arthritic limbs if used as a salve.

When Prior Robert shares his partridge dinner with a wealthy church client, and the old man dies, Brother Cadfael is quick to recognize the symptoms of Monk's Hood poisoning. Someone had secreted a portion of his salve in the cooked partridge!

There are numerous suspects, including Brother Cadfael himself, as the deceased man's widow was once Cadfael's fiancée before he took off on the First Crusade to Jerusalem. This is a complex whodunit and the reader will have to keep close track of many characters, including two boys, Edwin and Edwy, who are almost twins in appearance, but are actually uncle and nephew. The plot is also embedded in the inheritance laws of both England and Wales, which add another degree of complexity, but the author inserts the legal information so deftly--she uses an embroidery needle, not a sledge hammer---that the reader might not even notice how much he or she is learning about 12th century property law.
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I enjoyed this one a lot. It unwinds quite a while. One note: Read these books in order. The characters are introduced and continue from book to book.
I like reading midieval mysteries. I've read many others, most good, some bad. I knew of the Cadfael series through watching the PBS TV series. I truly enjoyed them ! I never bought the books because I thought they were too pricey. Amazon offered this book at a price I could NOT resist ! I enjoyed reading every moment of this. The characters are all well developed, the plot(s) held my interest thoughout the book ! The author does use some antiquitated words not found in my Kindle dictionery, but this presented no problems in discerning what she probably meant. Because of my eyes I only read books on my Kindle, where I can enlarge the type to my needs. If I did not have this impediment I would be devouring all of Ellis Peters books in hardback.
As I write this review in August 2018, there are already over 100 reviews on Amazon. All but seven are four and five stars. The single one star review erroneously complains that Monk's Hood is the same book as St. Peter's Fair under a different title. One of the three star reviews says that the language is difficult to understand and recommends keeping a dictionary by your side as you read. If you really do have trouble with the language, read the book on a Kindle or similar device with built-in dictionary. I do not think that most will have any trouble with the words. The only things I recall looking up were some of the occupation titles in the monastery. They were mostly understandable in context but I am a curious sort and wanted to know exactly. This is not a difficult book to read. In fact this and the other Brother Cadfael mysteries are what I call fun books. Well researched, quick, easy reads and they always have a good, if unexpected ending.

It came to me after I had posted this review that I also looked up amerced. From context it obviously meant that the court was collecting money from
from those involved in a legal case. The dictionary in my Kindle stated that it was historical English to levy a fine. I did not really have to look it up to understand the passage in the novel. Nearly all of the odd and old words used by Ellis Peters are used in a way that at least the general meaning is decipherable from context.
This was the first Cadfael book I've read - picked it up as a Kindle Deal at $1.99 - I liked it enough that I have already started at #1

It scratches a lot of itches for me - an interest in medieval history, an interest in medicine and natural remedies (and, as a professional chemist, their active ingredients and pharmacology), a fan of historical mysteries, and from my own familiarity w/ the Benedictine order as a student and for the week I spent in the monastery while I was in college to see what monastic life was like and whether it suited me.

People looking for a thriller will be disappointed, but there's so much else to like about the setting, characters, the plot, and more - in this particular case, I think the tension could have been strengthened with more suspicion of Cadfael himself - but that's just me - the connections he had with an old love, the workings of law as regards inheritance, the emphasis on Welsh language (which always ties my tongue in knots) and legal customs - it was all interesting and entertaining

I look forward to reading more!
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