The Potter's Field by Ellis Peters

The Potter's Field by Ellis Peters

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The gifting of a field to the Benedictine Abbey goes from generous to ghastly when plows turn up a hastily buried body

When a newly plowed field recently given to the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul yields the body of a young woman, Brother Cadfael is quickly thrown into a delicate situation. The field was once owned by a local potter named Ruald who had abandoned his beautiful wife Generys to take monastic vows. 

Generys was said to have gone away with a lover, but now it seems as if she had been murdered. With the arrival at the Abbey of young Sulien Blount, a novice fleeing homeward from the civil war raging in East Anglia, the mysteries surrounding the corpse start to multiply.


“A beautifully constructed, gracefully written story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This beautifully written tale of medieval detection ranks with the very best in the series.” —Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine 

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