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Characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Ellis Peters Ith One Corpse PDF or a heavy heart Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead only to make a grisly discovery one extra victim that has been strangled not hang. In 'One Corpse Too Many' by Ellis Peters the year is 1138 and it's war King Stephen and Empress Maud fight each other for the right to rule England Back and forth the lords their Knights and men at arms fight for their chosen liege Unfortunately for the town of Shrewsbury the castle is in the hands of supporters of Maud while Stephen's men are surrounding the town and preparing to attack The people wisely lock their doors and windows and stay out of it The Benedictines behind their abbey walls pray for peace and Cadfael prepares his medicines for the injuredSoon it is clear King Stephen and his forces have won the castle Those who were fighters for Maud still alive are sentenced to hang and after the sentence is carried out their bodies are collected by Cadfael for religious burial But first the bodies must be arranged and washed for viewing and word is passed to the countryside for families to come with no penalty to find their loved ones In carrying out his duties to the dead Cadfael counts 95 bodies As horrifying as the results of war are to view this is even worse Only 94 were killed in warfare but one has been murdered There must be Justice He cares nothing for politics; Cadfael can do nothing for those who died in lawful battle but he must find out who caused an unlawful deathThe investigation begins Empress Maud's man FitzAlan before he fled the castle when it became clear the battle to hold it was lost had the foresight to send away his war treasury trusting to two trusted couriers to carry it away under cover of darkness to Empress Maud in Normandy But something went wrong The extra body is one of the couriersview spoiler Nicholas Faintree hide spoiler

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One Corpse Too Many Download ó 100 ã [BOOKS] ✭ One Corpse Too Many ✯ Ellis Peters – In the summer of 1138 war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the uiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions deceptions and death Not far from the safety In the summer of In the summer of war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the uiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions decepti. This is the second Brother Cadfael mystery which is set during the summer of 1138 and takes place in Shrewsbury so sees Cadfael at home tending his herbs and potions in the Abbey gardens This is a time of turmoil with war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud Choosing sides causes discord and violence and Shrewsbury Castle is besieged The upheaval brings a young helper Godric to the Abbey who Cadfael willingly takes as a helper before realising the young man is really a young girl in hiding from the castle Her real name is Godith Aldenay and she was betrothed to Hugh Beringar who becomes a central character in the series as it progressesAmongst the tangled romances that the book unravels Cadfael often being a little like 'Papa Poirot' in his desire to aid couples in coming together there is of course also murder When Cadfael is called to the castle to help bury a number of men hung there he finds an extra corpse among the bodies one whose death cannot be explained by the executions ordered by the king It is up to Cadfael to find the young man justice and to try to bring peace to his disturbed world An enjoyable addition to the series even if the romance sometimes threatens to overtake the mystery

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One Corpse Too ManyOns and death Not far from the safety of the abbey walls Shrewsbury Castle falls leaving its ninety four defenders loyal to the empress to hang as traitors W. It's so refreshing to read a mystery series with no gore or bad language that is mixed with a cast of characters I'd like to know in real life They're wise honorable people The central character is a monk but don't let that put you off He becomes a real person with flaws not some pie in the sky paragon of perfection This book gives a black and white movie feeling for which I'm very grateful It's a good comfort read If you're afraid the historical aspect and time period will go right over your head don't be Ellis Peters is gifted so you don't have to be Just relax and enjoy learning about Empress Maud and King Stephen It's ok There's no final exam at the end and even if there was you could probably pass it So no worries The setting really does come alive on the page and you'll feel safe and secure in that world with Brother Cadfael as your guide I've enjoyed meeting every character in this series so far This one shines in all categories plot characters setting and good writing I wouldn't say any of them are taking the lead leaving others behind I feel this series can be compared to the The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Both have good writing featuring warm wise characters and a setting with which you may be unfamiliar There is humor and you'll learn something along the way You may not know what to expect but you'll be glad you took the time to find out I'm looking forward to the third book in this series I never thought I'd say that about any book written in the medieval time period Thanks to Chrissie and Gundula for the nudges and for convincing me to give these books a try