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One Corpse Too Many (Cadfael #2) Ellis Peters

One Corpse Too Many (Cadfael #2)

Ellis Peters

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ISBN : 9780708825518
Paperback
254 pages
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In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and death.Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls,MoreIn the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and death.Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders, loyal to the Empress, to hang as traitors. With a heavy heart, Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, only to make a grisly discover: ninety-five dead bodies lie in a row - the extra victim has been cruelly strangled, not hanged.This ingenious way to dispose of a corpse tells Brother Cadfael that the killer is both clever and ruthless. But one death among so many seems unimportant to all but the good Benedictine. He vows to find the truth behind disparate clues: a girl in boys clothing, a missing treasure, and a single broken flower...the tiny bit of evidence that Cadfael believes can most expose a murderers black heart.