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Ellis Peters (1913–1995)

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Ellis Peters is the pseudonym for Edith Pargeter, who was born in Horsehay, Shropshire. She was a chemist's assistant from 1933 to 1940 and participated during World War II in the Women's Royal Navy Service. The name "Ellis Peters" was adopted by Edith Pargeter to clearly mark a division between näytä lisää her mystery stories and her other work. Her brother was Ellis and Petra was a friend from Czechoslovakia, thus the name. She came to writing mysteries, she says, "after half a lifetime of novel-writing." Her detective fiction features well-rounded, knowledgeable characters with whom the reader can empathize. Her most famous literary creation is the medieval monk Brother Cadfael. The blend of history and the formula of the detective story gives Peters's works their popular appeal. As detective hero, Brother Cadfael remains faithful to the requirements of the formula, yet the historical milieu in which he operates is both fully realized and well textured. Peters received the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award in 1963 and the Crime Writers Association's Silver Dagger Award in 1981. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter), 1913-1995


Tekijän teokset

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The Virgin in the Ice (1982) 2,091 kappaletta, 48 arvostelua
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Tuomitun kaapu (1981) 1,985 kappaletta, 48 arvostelua
The Sanctuary Sparrow (1983) 1,942 kappaletta, 35 arvostelua
The Rose Rent (1986) 1,817 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
Brother Cadfael's Penance (1994) 1,799 kappaletta, 27 arvostelua
A Rare Benedictine (1988) 1,794 kappaletta, 31 arvostelua
The Devil's Novice (1983) — Tekijä — 1,768 kappaletta, 35 arvostelua
The Potter's Field (1989) 1,759 kappaletta, 23 arvostelua
The Holy Thief (1992) 1,754 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
The Summer of the Danes (1991) 1,749 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
The Hermit of Eyton Forest (1987) 1,735 kappaletta, 28 arvostelua
Dead Man's Ransom (1984) 1,732 kappaletta, 35 arvostelua
An Excellent Mystery (1985) 1,726 kappaletta, 34 arvostelua
The Raven in the Foregate (1986) 1,717 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
The Pilgrim of Hate (1984) 1,662 kappaletta, 31 arvostelua
The Heretic's Apprentice (1989) 1,658 kappaletta, 27 arvostelua
The Confession of Brother Haluin (1988) 1,657 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
The Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet (1977) 553 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Fallen into the Pit (1951) 516 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (1965) 515 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
The Knocker on Death's Door (1970) 499 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Noidan pako (1964) 487 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Heart (1967) 465 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Death and the Joyful Woman (1961) 425 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury (1972) 402 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
The Piper on the Mountain (1966) 389 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Rainbow's End (1978) 361 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
City of Gold and Shadows (1973) 319 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Heaven Tree (1960) 309 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Mourning Raga (1969) 295 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The House of Green Turf (1969) 281 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
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The Second Cadfael Omnibus (2000) 245 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Death to the Landlords! (1972) 245 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Green Branch (1962) 227 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Scarlet Seed (1963) 221 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Death Mask (1959) 187 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Third Cadfael Omnibus (1992) 176 kappaletta
Sunrise in the West (1974) 172 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Jäiset timantit (1960) 169 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus (1993) 160 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Never Pick Up Hitch-hikers! (1976) 136 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Funeral of Figaro (1962) 134 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Marriage of Meggotta (1979) 130 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Dragon at Noonday (1975) 129 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
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Holiday with Violence (1952) 124 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Hounds of Sunset (1976) 114 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
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The Horn of Roland (1974) 109 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Benediction of Brother Cadfael (1992) 108 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
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The Seventh Cadfael Omnibus (1997) 96 kappaletta
Brother Cadfael's Book of Days (2000) 56 kappaletta
She Goes to War (1942) 54 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ellis Peters' Shropshire (1994) 54 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Eighth Champion of Christendom (1990) 42 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Most Loving Mere Folly (1992) 38 kappaletta
Lost Children (1951) 36 kappaletta
Reluctant Odyssey (1990) 34 kappaletta
By Firelight (1948) 32 kappaletta
Warfare Accomplished (1990) 31 kappaletta
The Lily Hand and Other Stories (1964) 30 kappaletta
The Coast of Bohemia (1950) 25 kappaletta
The Trinity Cat and Other Mysteries (2006) 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cadfael: Monk's Hood [BBC Radio Crimes] (2000) 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Means of Grace (1995) 19 kappaletta
Monk's Hood / St. Peter's Fair (1994) 16 kappaletta
The Second George Felse Omnibus (1992) 15 kappaletta
Murder in the Dispensary (1999) 10 kappaletta
The Price of Light (1993) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Soldier at the Door (1954) 10 kappaletta
Eye Witness [short story] (1993) 9 kappaletta
The City Lies Four-Square (1939) 8 kappaletta
Aunt Helen (1994) 5 kappaletta
Vier historische speurders (1999) 5 kappaletta
By This Strange Fire 4 kappaletta
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Leading Ladies of Mystery (1999) 4 kappaletta
Fair Young Phoenix (1972) 3 kappaletta
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Don Juan 1 kappale
People of My Own (1942) 1 kappale
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Brother Cadfael Collection (1977) 1 kappale
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The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (1995) — Avustaja — 223 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Cadfael Companion: The World of Brother Cadfael (1991) — Johdanto — 176 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits (2001) — Johdanto — 147 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Avustaja — 118 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Stories Not for the Nervous, Part 2 (1965) — Avustaja — 103 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
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Crime for Christmas (1991) — Avustaja — 86 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
More Mystery Cats: Feline Felonies (1993) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cadfael Country: Shropshire and the Welsh Borders (1990) — Johdanto, eräät painokset72 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cadfael: The Complete Series [videorecording] (2005) — Original books — 66 kappaletta
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Scream Along with Me (1970) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Murder Most Medieval: Noble Tales of Ignoble Demises (2000) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Murder in Midsummer (2019) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Who Killed Father Christmas? and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2023) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cadfael: One Corpse Too Many [1994 TV episode] (1994) — Original book — 18 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Cadfael: A Morbid Taste for Bones [1996 TV episode] (1997) — Original book — 16 kappaletta
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cadfael: The Virgin in the Ice [1995 TV episode] (1995) — Original book — 14 kappaletta
Winter's Crimes 11 (1979) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Cadfael: The Leper of St. Giles [1994 TV episode] (1995) — Original book — 13 kappaletta
Cadfael: Monk's Hood [1994 TV episode] (1994) — Original book — 11 kappaletta
Cadfael: The Holy Thief [1998 TV episode] (1998) — Original book — 9 kappaletta
Cadfael: The Raven in the Foregate [1997 TV episode] (1997) — Original book — 9 kappaletta
Cadfael: The Devil's Novice [1996 TV episode] (1995) — Original book — 9 kappaletta
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Cadfael: The Sanctuary Sparrow [1994 TV episode] (1995) — Original book — 8 kappaletta
Cadfael: St. Peter's Fair [1997 TV episode] (1997) — Original book — 8 kappaletta
Vijf historische zaken (1997) 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cadfael: The Potter's Field [1998 TV episode] (1998) — Original book — 7 kappaletta
Cadfael: The Pilgrim of Hate [1998 TV episode] (1998) — Original book — 7 kappaletta
Winter's Crimes 17 (1985) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Winter's Crimes 13 (1981) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Winter's Crimes 16 (1984) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Winter's Crimes 8 (1976) 6 kappaletta
Historical Whodunits — Esipuhe — 3 kappaletta
Du sang sous le sapin (2001) 2 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Argosy - November 1958 (1958) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Mystery! Cadfael: The Complete Series 1-2 — Original books — 1 kappale
Mystery and Suspense — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Mystery! Cadfael: The Complete Series 3-4 — Original books — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Pargeter, Edith Mary
Muut nimet
Redfern, John
Carr, Jolyon
Benedict, Peter
cremated, ashes scattered
Maa (karttaa varten)
England, UK
Horsehay, Shropshire, England, UK
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK
Horsehay, Shropshire, England, UK
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK
Dawley Church of England School
Coalbrookdale High School for Girls
chemist's assistant
Women's Royal Naval Service (WWII)
historical novelist
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1993 [1993]
Edgar Allan Poe Award 1963
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Edith Mary Pargeter, BEM (September 28, 1913 in Horsehay, Shropshire, England –October 14, 1995) was a prolific author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. Born in the village of Horsehay (Shropshire, England), she had Welsh ancestry, and many of her short stories and books (both fictional and non-fictional) were set in Wales and its borderlands, and/or have Welsh protagonists.

During World War II, she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service, and received the British Empire Medal - BEM.

Pargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries, many of which were made into films for television.



Summary: A hermit’s arrival brings death and mayhem in a quarrel over a boy’s fate, damage to Eyton Forest, and a search for a fugitive villein.

Richard Ludel is a spirited ten year old boy being educated at Shrewbury Abbey. Richard’s father, severely wounded in the war between Stephen and Maud, entrusted him to the care of Abbot Radulfus. Brother Paul sits Richard down in the fall of 1142 to tell him his father has died. He is now the lord of Eaton Manor. Because Richard is a minor, Sheriff Beringar oversees the manor and steward John of Longwood ably care for it. But they have not reckoned with another interested party, Richard’s grandmother, Dame Dionesia.

She comes to the funeral with her newly acquired hermit, Cuthred and his assistant, a young man named Hyacinth. He lives in a hermitage in Eyton Forest, between the manor and the abbey. She demands that Richard return with her. Richard knows it is part of her design to marry him off to the much older daughter of an adjacent landowner. Having accepted the charge by Richard’s father to educate him until his majority, Abbot Radulfus refuses the request.

Suddenly, Eyton Forest, on which the abbey depends, turns hostile. Hyacinth brings a message that it is due to the boy being withheld from his grandmother that all this is occurring. Then a tree falls on Eilmund, forester of the abbey. Hyacinth rescues him and fetches Brother Cadfael to attend him. Hyacinth meets Annet, Eilmund’s daughter. Immediately they are smitten with each other.

With the arrival of Drogo Bosiet, Peters introduces a new plot element. Drogo seeks his fugitive villein, a talented young man, Brand. Brother Jerome tells Bosiet that a man fitting the description is Cuthred’s assistant. Young Richard overhears the conversation. Previously, Hyacinth had treated Richard with kindness. Now Richard returns the favor and sets off to warn Hyacinth. Meanwhile, Drogo also goes after Hyacinth. Neither returns to the abbey.

The next day, Cadfael goes to the forest to check on Eilmund. He finds Bosiet’s riderless horse on the path to the hermitage. Soon, he finds Bosiet as well–stabbed in the back. Meanwhile, back at the abbey, the brothers discover Richard’s absence. Hugh and his men scour the countryside, both to find Richard, and Hyacinth, the leading suspect in the murder.

Once again, Cadfael and Hugh engage in a delicate dance of “don’t ask; don’t tell.” Cadfael knows where Hyacinth is hiding and that he couldn’t be the murderer. Both know that to capture Hyacinth means turning him over to Bosiet’s son. And Bosiet’s son is as vicious as the father. And when Cuthred is murdered, both Hugh and Cadfael walk a line that distinguishes justice from law.

This one finishes delightfully. The abbot gets the last laugh while Dame Dionesia gets her comeuppance. And don’t forget that there is a love story. Peters loves to throw these into her plots. In this story, she expertly weaves three subplots together. And for once, she tells a story that turns more on what Cadfael does not do.
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BobonBooks | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 15, 2024 |
Yet another Cadfael mystery I can't find my original review for!

This is one of the better books in this series, I think, because the story is quite good and the characters are overall well done. I can understand why the average rating for this is 4.17! If we could give half stars, I'd have rounded this up to 4.5. There are some particularly clever twists in this one, as well. The main blurb for this book is quite well done--just enough information to let you know what it's about but not enough to give anything away.… (lisätietoja)
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Karin7 | 47 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2024 |
This is my second time reading this and apparently I've either never written a review or I merely posted it on a Shelfari group. However, I gave it 4 stars back then, which is what I'd rate it now as well, since it's one of the better Cadfael installments and I can see why the average rating of this one is more than 4 stars. The blurb tells you virtually nothing about the book, which I think is good, because with mysteries, less is more. Suffice it to say that there are some great characters in this and that Cadfael and others work to solve the mystery of who murdered this man. Rest assured, he was never a suspect.

If you've never read a Cadfael novel, while you don't have to read them all in order, it's best to read the first two first so that certain things about certain characters are not spoilers. This is the third.
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Karin7 | 51 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 12, 2024 |
Summary: Two deaths and the abduction of a widow seem tied to a white rose bush from which the annual rent of a Foregate property is paid in the form of one white rose.

It is coming up on the anniversary of the celebration of the placing of St. Winifred’s reliquary on the abbey altar. The same day also marks the payment of an unusual rent. Judith Perle, heir of a prosperous weaving establishment lost both her husband and unborn child within three weeks. In her grief, she deeded their home in the Foregate to the abbey with the provision of a rent of one white rose from a bush on the property, paid on St. Winifred’s day. It involved about half her estate. The business, however, prospers under her cousin Miles’ management, so much so that she thinks of entering the convent, unhappy with the suitors who have sought her hand (and fortune).

Brother Eluric, a monk given over to the abbey as a child, is designated to deliver the rent. But in doing so in previous years, he found himself attracted to her and he pleads to be released from the obligation to keep his soul pure, and he is. Niall, the householder, a widower with a young daughter, is designated to take his place, a task he is delighted to accept, as he is also attracted to the widow. He is a bronzesmith and his feelings are further fostered when Judith brings him a girdle to be repaired–a buckle had torn away.

Niall’s daughter lived with his sister but he visited regularly. One night, shortly before the rose rent is due, he finds the bush has been mangled but not destroyed. There is a body at its base, Brother Eluric, dead of a knife wound. A bootprint is found nearby, that Cadfael takes a mold of. Later, as he discusses the death with Judith. Cadfael discloses Eluric’s attraction. Judith determines the next day to end the whole rose rent thing, giving the house fully to the abbey. She speaks of this to a servant, who share it in the kitchen, where this is overheard by a number.

The next morning she sets out for the abbey and is seen crossing the bridge but never arrrives at the abbey or returns home. It is concluded that she has been abducted, particularly after a boat is recovered and a buckle from the girdle Niall repaired is found. The town is turned out to search for her, including Bertred, on of her workers. He goes out that night on a secret errand and finds where Judith is being held. A mishap is heard by a neighboring watchman who sets the dogs on him. He escapes by jumping into the river, stunned when he hits his head. Then, as he comes to, a dark figure strikes another blow, and shoves him into deeper water, where Cadfael finds his body the next day. And he discover that the boots match the bootprint he found by Brother Eluric.

Was Bertred Eluric’s killer? And who killed Bertred? And is Judith’s abduction connected, and how will it all come right? Cadfael is not alone in the resolution of it all. Our old friend Sister Magdalen will play a role as does Niall, and Judith herself, with Cadfael himself uncovering the key clue pointing to the murderer. What’s most interesting in this story is we find ourselves pressed to keep in focus the murders as the story of Judith’s abduction unfolds, with all the possible implications this has.
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BobonBooks | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 4, 2024 |


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