From the Book Back
In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, 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. With a heavy heart, Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, only to make a grisly discovery: ninety-five dead bodies lie in a row — the extra victim has been cruelly strangled, not hanged. This ingenious way to dispose of a corpse tells Brother Cadfael that the killer is both clever and ruthless. But one death among so many seems unimportant to all but the good Benedictine. He vows to find the truth behind disparate clues: a girl in boy’s clothing, a missing treasure, and a single broken flower…the tiny bit of evidence that Cadfael believes can most expose a murderer’s black heart.
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters, the Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at Shrewsbury. From the 3rd printing by The Mysterious Press / Warner Books on unknown date. First printing was in 1994, copyright is from 1979. The ISBN is 0-446-40051-3. This paperback book measures 6-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ and has 214 pages.
See scan above. The covers have some handling/storage. The spine has not been opened/creased. The pages are toning from age but are in good condition with damage to corner of one page (not affecting text). Bookplate inside front cover but no other markings. From clean, smoke-free home.
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