The Raven in the Foregate (Brother Cadfael Series #12)

The Raven in the Foregate (Brother Cadfael Series #12)

by Ellis Peters

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In a mild December in the year of our Lord 1141, a new priest comes to the parishioners of the Foregate outside the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Father Ailnoth brings with him a housekeeper and her nephew -- and a disposition that invites murder... Brother Cadfael quickly sees that Father Ailnoth is a harsh man who, striding along in his black cassock, looks like a doomsaying raven. The housekeeper's nephew, Benet, is quite different -- a smiling lad, a hard worker in Cadfael's herb garden, but, as Brother Cadfael soon discovers, an impostor. And when Ailnoth is found drowned, suspicion falls on Benet, though many in the Foregate had cause to want this priest dead. Now Brother Cadfael is gathering clues along with his medicinals to treat a case of unholy passions, tragic politics, and perhaps divine intervention...

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ISBN-13: 9780449212257
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/12/1987
Series: Brother Cadfael Series , #12
Pages: 208

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 Raven in the Foregate (Brother Cadfael Series #12) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DWWilkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The prose of Ellis Peters is phenomenal in it's own way. This time out the mystery has clues and red herrings a plenty, with the background of the civil war still thrown in to keep us entertained. A much better addition to the canon then some of the other previous ones of late.
AngelaG86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A new priest comes to Shrewsbury, and sets about making himself as disliked as possible. When he is found dead, the list of suspects seems never ending. My other favorite of the series, I love Peter's writing.
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