Dead Man's Ransom (Brother Cadfael Series #9)

Dead Man's Ransom (Brother Cadfael Series #9)

by Ellis Peters

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Civil war continues to rage and in the battle of Lincoln the sheriff of Shropshire is captured and the king is taken prisoner by the enemies. Before an exhange of prisoners takes place, in which the sheriff is to be recovered, one of the captives is murdered - Cadfael investigates.

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ISBN-13: 9780449208199
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/12/1986
Series: Brother Cadfael Series , #9

About the Author

Ellis Peters was the pseudonym of Edith Pargeter. She received awards for her crime writing and was the creator of the Brother Cadfael books.

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Dead Man's Ransom 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Cadfael mysteries, and this is a good one. But it has a lot of misprints - I suspect that it was scanned from a print original, but not proofread. Frustrating when there are missing quotation marks and commas where a hyphen should be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was a pretty good medieval novel. I think that it deserves four stars for a rating. It was pretty interesting towards the middle and end, but a little boring in the beginning. I would recommend this novel for people that like medieval history because this book was accurate with history.
cbl_tn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When sheriff Gilbert Prescott is captured during the battle of Lincoln, Hugh Beringar arranges for an exchange of prisoners. Before the exchange is complete, one of the prisoners dies. Although he was wounded, his battle wounds were not considered fatal, and his death came as a surprise. Brother Cadfael examines the dead man's body and discovers evidence of murder. The circumstances seem to leave little hope for the much-desired reconciliation or for two pairs of young lovers kept apart by the tragic circumstances.I was afraid I knew where the story was heading, but I was wrong. I didn't see the end coming, and it was better than the ending I had imagined for the book. I was pleased by the appearance of one of my favorite characters in The Leper of St. Giles, the best of all the Cadfael books I've read so far. The book does have an uncharacteristic flaw. Fairly early in the book Peters introduces a character with a potential motive for murder, but then doesn't follow up on the character or the motive. I kept waiting for him to reappear but he didn't. I listened to this one in audio, so I might have been confused by unfamiliar names that sounded similar.
cfk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a typical Brother Cadfael mystery; very nearly quit out of sheer boredom. The end had a couple of delightful twists which redeemed it for me. Magdalene character was new to me--she added a fresh and sassy air to the plodding brother.
DWWilkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seems more a semi believable love story. The color of the period however makes this a joy.
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