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An edition of Dead Man's Ransom (1984)

Dead man’s ransom

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In February of 1141, men march home from war to Shrewsbury, but the captured sheriff Gilbert Prestcote is not among them. Elis, a young Welsh prisoner, is delivered to the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul to begin a tale that will test Brother Cadfael’s sense of justice—and his heart.

By good fortune, it seems, the prisoner can be exchanged as Sheriff Prestcote’s ransom. What no one expects is that good-natured Elis will be struck down by cupid’s arrow. The sheriff’s own daughter holds him in thrall, and she, too, is blind with passion. But regaining her father means losing her lover. The sheriff, ailing and frail, is brought to the abbey’s infirmary—where he is murdered. Suspicion falls on the prisoner, who has only his Welsh honor to gain Brother Cadfael’s help. And Cadfael gives it, not knowing the truth will be a trial for his own soul.

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Dead man's ransom
1997, Mysterious Press
in English
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Dead man's ransom
1994, Warner Futura
in English
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Dead man’s ransom
1991, TIME WARNER PAPERBACKS
Paperback in English
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Dead man's ransom.
1990, Macmillan
in English
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Dead man's ransom: the ninth chronicle of Brother Cadfael
1986, Fawcett Crest
in English
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Dead man's ransom
1985, Futura
in English
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Dead man's ransom: the ninth chronicle of Brother Cadfael
1984, Morrow
in English - 1st U.S. ed.

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First Sentence

"ON THAT DAY, WHICH WAS THE SEVENTH OF FEBruary of the year of Our Lord 1141, they had offered special prayers at every office, not for the victory of one party or the defeat of another in the battlefields of the north, but for better counsel, for reconciliation, for the sparing of blood-letting and the respect of life between men of the same country-all desirable consummations, as Brother Cadfael sighed to himself even as he prayed, but very unlikely to be answered in this torn and fragmented land with any but a very dusty answer."

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Format
Paperback
Number of pages
224

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Open Library
OL7777768M
ISBN 10
0708825982
ISBN 13
9780708825983
Library Thing
36141
Goodreads
1023789

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April 29, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from amazon.com record.