Canny, wise and all too worldly, Cadfael isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murder. The leading opponent to moving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow, and some say Winifred herself dealt the blow. Brother Cadfael knows that a carnal hand did the killings, but he doesn't know that his plan to unearth a murderer may dig up a case of love and justice, where the wages of sin may be scandal - or his own ruin.
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By Dee on 14-04-13
A Morbid Taste For Bones
This is my first taste of Ellis Peters, and I have to say I'm enjoying it very much. It is an excellent story and the narrator, Stephen Thorne, gives a rich variety of voices to the characters.
The first of her Brother Cadfael murder mysteries, set in the 12th Century, is based on a true story of the removal of a saint’s relics from a Welsh village to the Benedictine Abbey at Shrewsbury. It might not be a strictly realistic representation of the period, but that doesn’t matter in a novel of this style. It is easy and enjoyable to listen to, and I would recommend it without hesitation.
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By lesley black on 11-12-13
Cadfael at his best
What made the experience of listening to A Morbid Taste For Bones the most enjoyable?
The narration in this book is very good, I especially enjoyed the welsh accents, and the easy listening pace, which lulls you into comfort belying the action taking place.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Morbid Taste For Bones?
The ecstatic trances of the good brother were very well written, especially seen from cadfael's point of view
Which character – as performed by Stephen Thorne – was your favourite?
Cadfael himself was the most memorable character in my opinion
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Who lies there?
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