A Morbid Taste for Bones : The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, Paperback

A Morbid Taste for Bones : The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Paperback

Part of the The Cadfael Chronicles series

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In 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for his Benedictine order.

Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales, where they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics. Canny, wise and all too worldly, Cadfael isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murder.

The leading opponent to moving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow, and some say Winifred herself dealt the blow.

Brother Cadfael knows that a carnal hand did the killings, but he doesn't know that his plan to unearth a murderer may dig up a case of love and justice, where the wages of sin may be scandal - or his own ruin.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780751543827



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As a lover of British TV how did I miss not only this series but the great books? I loved this book. The main character Brother Cadfael is engaging and well developed. In this first book his monastery is trying to get the bones of a saint from a Welsh village when a town leader is murdered. Brother Cadfael steps in and assists the remaining family with trying to determine who did the horrible deed. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction or mysteries, Enjoy!

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