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One Corpse Too Many
One Corpse Too Many | Ellis Peters
In the Summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden to the bloody battlefield.
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Texreader
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King Stephen ordered 94 men to be hung for treason, but 95 bodies were found, hence the title of the book. But the author found another way to use the title in Brother Cadfael‘s thoughts on solving the mystery:

“For every untimely death, every man cut down in his vigour and strength without time for repentance and reparation, is one corpse too many.”

AlaMich Ha! I read King Stephen as Stephen King and was horrified at the rest of the sentence 😱 4mo
Tex2Flo @AlaMich I did the same thing and had to do a full stop and start back up again! 4mo
GingerAntics King Stephen threw me off a bit, too. Luckily I stopped there for a second to figure it out. It did seem backward for a minute. Poor Stephen King. King Stephen does not sound like a fan favourite. lol 4mo
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Oh joy! I finished book 1 in the series (loved it) and I‘ve just learned that books 2 and 3 are free to read for Amazon Prime members! On to book 2!

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biblio.curator
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My first fiction book (prose) in ages, can‘t wait to get stuck in 😄 #crimefiction

Caroline2 Oh I love this cover! 😯 8mo
rretzler A little late, but welcome to Litsy! 📖 8mo
rretzler I just started reading this series this year. The first was enjoyable. 8mo
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CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I just got the first book in this series! Can‘t wait to start it! 8mo
tpixie WELCOME! 🥳📚🥳. Great cover! 8mo
biblio.curator @rretzler Thank you! I also read the first a year or so ago and enjoyed the setting a lot so am very much looking forward to this one 😊 8mo
biblio.curator @Caroline2 Me too! The whole series looks fantastic 😊 8mo
biblio.curator @CrowCAH Thank you, hello! 😊 8mo
biblio.curator @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I hope you enjoy it! 😊 8mo
biblio.curator @tpixie Thank you! 😊 8mo
rretzler @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I recently finished the first book of the series. I enjoyed it. 8mo
suzisteffen Ahhhhh I love these! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Cymru am byth but also I just enjoy Cadfael‘s emotional life. 8mo
charl08 Love that cover? 8mo
biblio.curator @suzisteffen Yes!! I‘m really enjoying them - definitely going to continue with the series 😊 7mo
biblio.curator @charl08 Same 😍 7mo
suzisteffen @biblio.curator very cool! I think there were 20 in all - QUITE a lot happens. 7mo
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PathfinderNicole
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1. Our son Aiden at his field trip last week, my husband and I at his FLETC graduation in 2016, and our dog Roxie!
2. I‘ve only read the tagged and haven‘t even finished it. Haven‘t read a lot this week due to it being crazy stressful since the husband left for New Mexico for 2 months on Sunday ☹️.
3. Library run, cleaning, reading, playing with the kiddo/doggo.
4. Rainy in the 40s.
5. Something with chicken?
#friyayintro

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PickwickPlockPlock
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Isn't it a great cover? 😁
I finally read the first two Cadfael books, having read some others of the series years before. I guess I didn't start at the beginning back then because I had watched the TV adaptations, at least I remembered bits and pieces. The first one was a bit bland, I'm afraid, but the second, tagged one was as good as I remembered the books: more danger, more soldiers, more victims and more Hugh Beringar 😉

LeahBergen I‘m up to about book 7 now. 👍🏻 2y
PickwickPlockPlock @LeahBergen I think now I have to (re)read them all in the right order! 👍 2y
Sarah83 Why do you have to remember me... I don't know, where to start... 😭😭😭 2y
PickwickPlockPlock @Sarah83 I'm planning to participate in the science fiction and fantasy challenge starting in July and wanted to read something totally different before 😉 2y
Sarah83 Great idea 😍 2y
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mrsmarch
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Starting the next book KEF ✈️ LHR. #MyStopover #nearlymissedtheairportshuttle #icelandicchocolate

Schlinkles I hope you have an amazing vacation! Have fun! 2y
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writerlibrarian
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This is the 'real' start of Cadfael's journey. The reader meets Hugh and Aline and what an entrance they make. Peters also sets up a trend of young couples and Cadfael's hand in spreading happiness when he can.
I enjoyed it this time around for the characters. How they started and how as a reader I saw them grow until the series end. A good mystery and a cast of characters worth knowing. #reread

LeahBergen I've just started reading these in the past year. I think I'm up to book 6? 👍🏼 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Hot chocolate, honey, favourite cup, an old favourite and one I've been reading on and off for months now. #septphotochallenge. September Photo Challenge #2 Number in title

Tammygrrrl I love Cadfael!!! 3y
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