Spine slightly creased, slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little yellowing. Initials and date on copyright page. A bright, attractive copy.
Third in the Brother Cadfael series.
"Gervase Bonel, with his wife and servants, is a guest at the Shrewsbury Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul when he is suddenly taken ill. Brother Cadfael hurries to the man's bedside, only to be confronted by two very different surprises. In Master Bonel's wife, the good monk recognizes Richildis, whom he loved many years ago, before he took his vows. And Master Bonel himself has been fatally poisoned by a dose of deadly monk's hood oil from Cadfael's own laboratory. The sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis's son, Edwin, who had reasons aplenty to hate his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his tender concern for a woman to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her son's innocence. And with his customary blend of kindness and cunning he sets out to discover the truth in this excellent mystery."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall