Brother Cadfael's Penance: The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

The Mysterious Press, 1994. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. First American edition/ first printing. Hardcover. 292 pp. The 20th in this genre-defining series of medieval mysteries set in 12th century England and featuring monk/ apothecary/ sleuth Brother Cadfael. In this entry, a key nobleman and a number of knights formerly loyal to Empress Maud turn to King Stephen's side and are captured. Some are ransomed but others remain imprisoned--one of whom (though he is unware of this) is the son of Cadfael, born during the Crusades before Cadfael became a monk. Brother C. leaves the abbey to search for him and encounters frustrations and even murder. Peters' creation was the basis for the internationally popilar ITV/PBS "Mystery" series with Derek Jacobi starring in the title role. Fine / fine. Item #E21946
ISBN: 9780892965991

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