The Confession of Brother Haluin (Brother Cadfael Series #15)

The Confession of Brother Haluin (Brother Cadfael Series #15)

by Ellis Peters

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On his deathbed, Brother Haluin confesses to a shocking act in his past--and then recovers. To atone, Haluin determines to make a journey of expiation with Brother Cadfael and embarks on an arduous journey that leads to discoveries of deceit, betrayal, revenge . . . and murder. "Each addition to the series is a joy".--USA Today.

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ISBN-13: 9780816148592
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 08/01/1990
Series: Brother Cadfael Series , #15
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Although she wrote under a number of pseudonyms, Edith Mary Pargeter (1913-1995) is perhaps best known as the mystery author Ellis Peters. Pargeter wrote the Brother Cadfael series featuring a medieval Benedictine monk. She won many writing awards during her lifetime and a number of her Brother Cadfael books were made into television movies.

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The Confession of Brother Haluin (Brother Cadfael Series #15) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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seoulful on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this the 15th Brother Cadfael Chronicle, we watch unfold the unhappy consequences of long distant, long hidden deception. The author gives us an important lesson in the sorrows brought about by suppressing devious actions of the past which can only be rectified by the sometimes painful process of revealing truth. Brother Cadfael, the medieval monk of Shrewsbury Abbey reflects, "Truth can be costly, but in the end it never falls short of value for the price paid." The tangled tale begins with the inexplicable rejection of a suitable husband for a daughter and proceeds to the burdening of the young suitor with false guilt driving him into the cowl at the Benedictine Abbey of Shrewsbury with a heaviness that now 18 years later is still consuming him. Brother Cadfael, resident herbalist and amateur sleuth of the Abbey, is the partner in the redemption of this young monk as they make pilgrimage together to the tomb of his long lost beloved and to the revelation of painful occurences of the dark past. Ellis Peters can not only tell a good tale, but she also has a remarkable insight into human nature--the motives that drive us and the consequences of our unfortunate choices.
kaulsu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brother Cadfael mysteries are good for rainy days when one's brain just can't think any longer and escape, escape, escape is all one wants to do! This particular one is a rather slim volume, but still, it was as expected. No spoiler alerts for this review (unlike some of the ones that follow), but I will say that although I guessed the answer to the main mystery early, early on, I was puzzled as to the motive for it. But all is revealed in the end....This plot gives us a glimpse into the life of a Benedictine convent, and of how these beautiful stone convents and monasteries were constructed. Just a glimpse, but still interesting.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent story in the Brother Cadfael series. A monk who is trying to atone for something he did when younger is badly injured, confesses to having given herbs from Cadfael's collection to procure an abortion with his girlfriend, which then kills her. He thinks that this is a deathbed confession, but he lives. He goes on a pilgrimage as part of his penance and what he finds out changes his life.
DWWilkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When you can see some of what is coming at you for pages in a mystery, then it is not doing what it should be doing. This is the problem I found with The Confession of Brother Haluin. Previously when Peters has sent Hugh Beringar to court then we have court intrigue find its way to Shrewbury. This time, we do not. We find very little in the way of additional detail about Saint Peter and St. Paul's though we do hear about the brothers who work in the scriptorium as that is where Haluin has found his skills to be valued.As we delve into the story, we see so much earlier than Cadfael what is taking place, that it leaves me wondering why the story was even written. Then the body. All good mysteries are murder mysteries and so there must be a body.But we don't get to the body for such a long time, and by then we know the heart of the mystery so the motive for there being a body is too evident. The reason to read the story is to pass time and keep up with the rest of the series.
Griff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another enjoyable mystery that isn't too mysterious early on, but still a great diversion. These stories never fail to please. Unfortunately, I am starting to run low on unread Brother Cadfael books.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoy all the Cadfael mysteries, so I would recommend any of them.
AngelaG86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the Brother Cadfael series, but in this one, I figured out the big twist long before it was even an issue. Ellis Peters kind of broadcasted it; the writing is just as great as the others, but parts of it just aren't a mystery.
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