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Peters, Ellis 1913-1995

Works: 168 works in 2,082 publications in 13 languages and 51,429 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery television programs  Historical television programs  Television adaptations  Fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PR6031.A49, 823.912
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Publications by Ellis Peters, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Ellis Peters
Brother Cadfael's penance : the twentieth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
64 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,405 libraries worldwide
In 12th Century Britain, Brother Cadfael searches for his son, Olivier de Bretagne, taken prisoner in a war between the grandchildren of William the Conqueror. In the process he discovers intrigue and murder. By the author of The Holy Thief
The potter's field : the seventeenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters( Book )
57 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,396 libraries worldwide
Brother Cadfael becomes involved in a mystery when the corpse of a young woman is plowed up in a potter's field in 1143
A morbid taste for bones by Ellis Peters( Book )
100 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,318 libraries worldwide
In the 12th century Benedictine monastary of Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael has settled down to a quiet life in charge of the herbarium after an adventurous, and far from monastic, youth. But when his piror determines to acquire the bones of a saint form a remote Welsh village, Cadfael's worldly experience becomes vitally important. It is fortunate indeed that his skills as a herbalist are matched by his prowess as a detective, since the obstacles to the expedition include murder
The heretic's apprentice by Ellis Peters( Book )
48 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,310 libraries worldwide
The sixteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael. Brother Cadfael must find a rebuttal for charges of heresy and solve a murder
The confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters( Book )
46 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,270 libraries worldwide
A near fatal fall brings Brother Haluin to a deathbed confession heard by Brother Cadfael. A journey of expiation with Cadfael leads to many shocking discoveries and murder
The hermit of Eyton Forest : the fourteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
50 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,254 libraries worldwide
The arrival of a hermit in the neighborhood heralds misfortunes for the monks of the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul. Brother Cadfael investigates the murder of a recent guest and the disappearance of a young student
The sanctuary sparrow : the seventh chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
69 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,075 libraries worldwide
A young man pursued by a lynching mob seeks sanctuary at the Benedictine monastery in Shrewsbury. He is accused of robbery and murder, but Cadfael senses his innocence and sets out to prove it
The raven in the foregate : the twelfth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
71 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,072 libraries worldwide
Christmas, 1141. After refusing to baptize the illegitimate baby of a local prostitute, the new parish priest is found dead in the river. Brother Cadfael investigates
The summer of the Danes by Ellis Peters( Book )
48 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 2,033 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1144, a strange calm has settled over England. The armies of King Stephen & Empress Maud, the two royal cousins contending for the throne, have temporarily exhausted each other. On the whole, Brother Cadfael considers peace a blessing & agrees to accompany a friend to Wales. When Cadfael is captured by an army of Danish mercenaries, he finds himself in the midst of a brotherly quarrel that could plunge an entire kingdom into deadly chaos.--Publisher's description
Dead man's ransom : the ninth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
59 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,028 libraries worldwide
In the battle of Lincoln, the sheriff of Shropshire is captured, and the king himself is detained by his enemies. An exchange of prisoners is arranged: the sheriff will be bartered for a young Welsh lordling who has been captured during a misguided assault on a convent. All seems to be going according to plan until one of the prisoners dies under mysterious circumstances before the exchange is completed. Cadfael must determine whether the death was accidental or contrived
The devil's novice : the eighth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
49 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,827 libraries worldwide
In the autumn of 1140 the Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury finds its new novice, Meriet Aspley, a disturbing presence. Meek and biddable by day, his sleep is rent by nightmares so violent as to earn him the nickname of "Devil's novice." Can Meriet be involved in the nearby disappearance of a superior prelate? As events take a sinister turn, it falls to Brother Cadfael to detect the truth behind the young man's predicament
A rare Benedictine by Ellis Peters( Book )
33 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,819 libraries worldwide
A collection of three stories of 12th-century monastic life including a Christmas story, a tale of robbery and attempted murder, and a narrative of Brother Cadfael's early years
An excellent mystery : the eleventh chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
76 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,699 libraries worldwide
In the sunny month of August, A.D. 1141, Brother Cadfael is presented with a double mystery set against the larger drama enacted by King Stephen and his arch-enemy, cousin, and rival claimant to the throne, the Empress Maud. In the bloody struggle for the crown, Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester and papal legate, is drawn into a contretemps that will result in a town laid waste, a nunnery burned to the ground, churches razed, and the priory of Hyde Mead engulfed in flames. Hence the arrival of Brothers Humilis and Fidelis to the abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul at Shrewsbury. Humilis, the elder of the pair, has entered the cloister because of the profound injuries he suffered during the Crusades. His companion and friend is a retiring youth whose perfect devotion to Humilis is made all the more poignant by his muteness. Concerned with the fragile condition of Humilis's health, Cadfael comes to his assistance with his prodigious skills as an herbalist -- and as a friend. - Jacket flap
Flight of a witch by Ellis Peters( Book )
28 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Finnish and held by 1,662 libraries worldwide
One ordinary Thursday, just before teatime, Annet goes out to mail a letter and doesn't return. A young schoolmaster saw her disappear over the Hollowmount--a nearby hill local legends claim to be inhabited by witches
The knocker on death's door by Ellis Peters( Book )
43 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector George Felse, who watched the re-dedication of a door when he passed through the village of Mottisham, gets a call back to the village to investigate a murder
The house of green turf by Ellis Peters( Book )
27 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
A famous singer wakes up in hospital after a car crash, haunted by the certainty that she has been responsible for a death at some time in the past. She hires a private investigator, who launches a hunt across Europe with the trail leading to Felse's wife, Bunty
Mourning raga by Ellis Peters( Book )
36 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
As a favor to his girlfriend Tossa's beautiful but erratic filmstar mother, Dominic Felse agrees to escort a teenage heiress to her father in India. But travelling with the spoilt, precocious Anjili is no sinecure--and the task of delivering her back to her family proves less than easy. Dominic and Tossa find themselves embroiled in a mystery that swiftly and shockingly becomes a murder investigation. For behind the colorful, smiling mask of India that the tourist sees is another country--remote, mysterious--and often shatteringly brutal
Rainbow's end by Ellis Peters( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. The sleepy village of Middlehope is suddenly jerked into life by nouveau riche antiques magnate Arthur Rainbow. In a whirlwind of activity, he extravagantly refurbishes the manor house, joins the golf club, angling society and arts council - and, in a ruthless coup, dislodges the old church organist to take over the position himself. But for all his refor
The piper on the mountain by Ellis Peters( Book )
31 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 975 libraries worldwide
When Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain during his annual climbing holiday in in Czechoslovakia, accidental death seems the inevitable verdict. But Terrell's young step-daughter Theodosia is not convinced. She'd been planning to spend her summer vacation in Europe in any case, so what could be simpler than to persuade her travel companions to make a minor detour to the scene of the crime? Bewitched by Theodosia's beautiful brown eyes and blissfully unaware of her real motives, Dominic Felse cannot refuse her plea for a change of plan. And he's certainly not prepared for their innocent touring holiday to become a murder investigation, with Theodosia herself in grave danger of becoming another unlikely victim
Black is the colour of my true-love's heart by Ellis Peters( Book )
24 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Various singers and folk musicians are gathered for a folk music course that will be held in an impressive country mansion called Follymead. Most come to sing or to listen, but some also have the intention of settling old scores. In particular, it seems that Liri Palmer gives a warning message through her singing. Passions are running high and murder could be on the horizon, making work for Detective Inspector Felse
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controlled identity Pargeter, Edith, 1913-1995

Pargeter, Edith.
Pargeter, Edith, 1913-
Pargeter, Edith 1913-1995
Pargeter, Edith Mary 1913-1995
Peters, Ellis
Peters, Ellis pseud
Petersová, Ellis 1913-1995
Pītersa, Elisa, 1913-
Питерс, Эллис 1913-1995
ピーターズ, エリス
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German (44)
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Italian (14)
Spanish (5)
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