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The Devil's Novice

The Devil's Novice: The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael - Ellis Peters

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Read on December 20, 2013


TV series with Derek Jacobi

Description: In the autumn of 1140 the Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury finds its new novice Meriet Aspley a bit disturbing. The younger son of a prominent family, Meriet is meek and biddable by day, but his sleep is rife with nightmares so violent that they earn him the name of "Devil's Novice". Shunned by the other monks, Aspley attracts the concern of Brother Cadfael. Then a body appears, that of a young priest last seen at the Aspley estate. Can Meriet be involved in the death? As events take a sinister turn, it falls to Brother Cadfael to detect the truth.

3* A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1)
3* One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #2)
3* Monk's Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #3)
TR St. Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #4)
3* The Leper of Saint Giles (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #5)
4* The Virgin in the Ice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #6)
3* The Sanctuary Sparrow (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #7)
4* The Devil's Novice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #8)
3* Dead Man's Ransom (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #9)
WL The Pilgrim of Hate (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #10)
WL An Excellent Mystery (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #11)
3* The Raven in the Foregate (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #12)
3* The Rose Rent (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #13)
3* The Rose Rent (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #13)
TR The Holy Thief (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #19)

2* Light on the Road to Woodstock