Twelfth century Shrewsbury comes dramatically to life in Ellis Peters' bestselling story of Brother Cadfael -- a good man in an evil world.
Seen on the PBS Mystery! series, this tale of cowardice and treachery stars Sir Derek Jacobi as Brother Cadfael, the intuitive crime-solving monk of medieval Shrewsbury. Cadfael questions the motives of a young man who turns up at the Abbey to join as a novice, and suspicions are heightened when the half-burnt body of a missing cleric is uncovered in the woods. While the young man admits to the crime, Cadfael's investigation flushed out untruths and a d family story.