Set in the twelfth century, the mystery novel concerns the sudden death of a prisoner intended for an exchange between the warring King Stephen and the Empress Maud. Brother Cadfael shows that the death was not natural.
It should have been a wonderful holiday for the four young people going to Venice, but they were shocked to find that their elderly travelling companion has been the victim of robbery with violence. Continuing on their way, they find that they have inad vertently taken with them evidence of a more serious crime - and someone desperately wants to retrieve it.
Set in a small remote English village near the Welsh border, this mystery begins with the dedication of what is supposed to be the original door of the village church. Inspector George Felse is called when a photographer is found dead at the door.
George Felse, wife Bunty and son Dominic were vacationing rather uneventfully at Maymouth, in Cornwall, when they were unexpectedly drawn into the beguiling legend of Jan Treverra and his beloved Morwenna. When Felse assists in having their tombs exhumed, he pulls away the stone on an even greater mystery. This corpse covered in sea brine, had died about two days before.
When the town of Shrewsbury is captured by one of two warring cousins, Brother Cadfael is asked to administer rites to the hanged prisoners. He discovers that one of the prisoners has been murdered and the investigation begins...
Seventh in the stand-alone mystery novels set in the 12th century Benedictine monastery of Shrewsbury. Cadfael is drawn into the life of a young man accused of murder. Convinced of his innocence, he sets out to find the truth and the real criminal.
Another in the series of medieval mysteries. Brother Cadfael is conscripted to search for two orphans and their chaperone lost during a bitter winter storm. He discovers that natural causes are not responsible for the disappearance.
The reading of diva Antonia Byrne's will holds some unpleasant surprises for her nearest and dearest. When a quirk of fate maroons the mourners in a tiny snowbound mountain village for Christmas, it is inevitable that feeling are not festive. But no one could predict that one of them has lethally sinister intentions. It turns out that Antonia has had the last laugh.