A guest at the abbey is poisoned with one of Brother Cadfael's own remedies. And if that weren't enough to get him on the trail of the murderer, the victim's widow is a face from his own past….
A third outing for Brother Cadfael and another book it was a pleasure to reread.
St Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters. 166 pages.
The annual fair at Shrewsbury generally brings visitors, trade and a modicum of disruption, but this time it brings murder as well….
Another mystery for Brother Cadfael, and another reread for me :)
The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters. 171 pages
The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters. 189 pages.
Another two Brother Cadfael rereads.
Both concern young women embarking on matrimony - the first, an unwilling bride being sold to a much older man by her unscrupulous relatives, the second an elopement that turns out less well than the prospective bride had hoped. Brother Cadfael sorts both cases out with his usual aplomb of course.
I love the writing style of these books - so elegant and laid back and giving the feeling that each word is exactly where it belongs and was never meant to be anywhere else.