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Dead Man's Ransom

The year is 1141 and civil war continues to rage When the sheriff of Shropshire is taken prisoner arrangements are made to exchange him for Elis a young Welsh Dead Man s Ransom aka How to Get Away with Murder is not good I have enjoyed brother Cadfael s stories so far but I am either getting tired of the formula or the books are getting tired I suspect both I usually enjoyed the mystery and the historical components before this one is light on both I was not a fan of the romance story or the innocent good hearted lads that often sacrifice themselves for others but sometimes go astray this one is overdoing both What s the writing is getting terribly loaded with clich s We have angelic shy maidens innocent youths tears rolling down on rosy cheeks I am paraphrasing as I only have the audio version but you get the ideaHowever the worst part of this installment is the resolution We find out who the killer isview spoiler and it doesn t matter because they are likeable WTF If you learn about a good old innocent character that they committed murder instead of changing your views about them you change your views about murder Huh And it is not like they even had a good forgiveable reason hide spoiler

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Man But when the sheriff is brought to the abbey he is murdered Suspicion falls on Elis who has fallen in love with the sheriff's daughter With nothing but hi If you ever commit a felony in medieval England try to be young and dumb and in love and certain clergy members will move heaven and earth to smuggle you off to your happily ever afterI mean good grief what is Hugh Beringar going to say when King Stephen asks what happened to the murderer of his sheriff He feels really bad about the whole sheriff murder thing and also he is in love and wants to get married and he s all the way in Wales now so eh guess there s no death penaltyI have been enjoying how characters in this series can fuck up and still muddle on with their lives without being ruined but come on smothering a wounded guy in his bed is a line too far Peters That s not something you dismiss with a slap on the wrist no matter how sorry the guy is about the murder A bit of light corpse desecration some skullduggery and theft a certain amount of treason sure but come on now CadfaelMeanwhile Gilbert Prestcote husband and father and dutiful sheriff gets shoveled into his grave with barely a few tears and everyone is idly musing about how they didn t REALLY love him and everyone s lives will continue perhaps for the better without him Jeeze I feel like I liked that character than his family and coworkers apparently didOn the bright side this book had a lot of vivid descriptions and striking lines and the return of Avice of Thornbury now Sister Magdalen of Godric s Ford Also a lot of discussion of the supple creaminess of one guy s ass which is hilarious Electromyography for Experimentalists up and still muddle on with their lives without being ruined but come on smothering a wounded guy in his bed is a line too far Peters That s not something you dismiss with a slap on the wrist no matter how sorry the guy is about the murder A bit of light corpse desecration some skullduggery and theft a certain amount of treason sure but come on now CadfaelMeanwhile Gilbert Prestcote husband and father and dutiful sheriff gets shoveled into his grave with barely a few tears and everyone is idly musing about how they didn t REALLY love him and everyone s lives will continue perhaps for the better without him Jeeze I feel like I liked that character than his family and coworkers apparently didOn the bright side this book had a lot of vivid descriptions and striking lines and the return of Avice of Thornbury now Sister Magdalen of Godric s Ford Also a lot of discussion of the supple creaminess of one guy s ass which is hilarious

Ellis Peters ä 6 Summary

S Welsh honor to protect him Elis appeals to Brother Cadfael for help And Brother Cadfael gives it not knowing that the truth will be a trial for his own soul This was a Cadfael volume I remembered well particularly the romance in it the Welsh boy Elis and the English girl Melicent instantly struck love at first sight Normally I don t like love stories where the characters find each other too uickly and all they have to overcome in order to achieve their happily ever after are tiresome outside impediments There is enough going on in this story so that s not really an issue like Elis becoming a serious suspect in the murder of Melicent s father True it did drag a little but still a great read So fascinating to learn about history like this as through a back door how normal people lived Leaves me wanting as usual


10 thoughts on “Dead Man's Ransom

  1. says:

    The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 9 This book follows directly upon The Devil’s Novice this ninth episode Peters chooses to delve deeply into the context of conflicts within which the Shrewsbury Shropshire Abbey of St Peter and St Paul finds itself This includes the civil war between King Stephen and Empress Maud and the border wars between the English and the WelshShropshire stood nearer to the fighting now than

  2. says:

    Dead Man’s Ransom aka How to Get Away with Murder is not good I have enjoyed brother Cadfael’s stories so far but I am either getting tired of the formula or the books are getting tired I suspect both I usually enjoyed the mystery and the historical components before; this one is light on both I was not a fan of the

  3. says:

    This is the best combo of love and murder that I've read in an Ellis Peters book Good stuff all around

  4. says:

    3 ½ starsHistory raids and battles play the largest part of any Cadfael mystery in the series up to this pointIn

  5. says:

    The Cadfael series has a well established reputation of being high uality historical mysteries They do fall into two camps the narr

  6. says:

    If you ever commit a felony in medieval England try to be young and dumb and in love and certain clergy members will move heaven and earth to smuggle you off to your happily ever afterI mean good grief what is Hugh Beringar going to say when Ki

  7. says:

    Dead Man's Ransom contains many elements familiar to readers of this mystery series Brother Cadfael is needed again for a trip into Wales political intrigue and complex loyalties abound and an unfortunate murder both eases and complicates young love There's a pair of star crossed lovers in fact I was rather impa

  8. says:

    Cadfael adds 'diplomat' to his resume in this one as he is chosen to negotiate a prisoner swap with the Welsh p

  9. says:

    This was a Cadfael volume I remembered well particularly the romance in it the Welsh boy Elis and the English girl Melicent instantly struck love at first sight Normally I don't like love stories where the characters find each other too uickly

  10. says:

    This book doesn't come up in a title search even if you combine a keyword from the title and the author's name I had to search for it by ISBN # 2015 this seems to have been correctedUp until the middle of this book in the series the Sheriff of Shropshire is Gilbert Prestcote He's not particularly adeuate He's dour he's prejudiced

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