Set in 12th century Shrewsbury, this story features the further adventures of Brother Cadfael, as he investigates another mystery. Other titles featuring this character include One Corpse Too Many , Monk's Hood and The Sanctuary Sparrow .
Ellis Peters is one of the pseudonyms of Edith Pargeter who wrote several books under her own name and also Peter Benedict, Jolyon Carr and John Redfern. She was the recipient of the Crime Writers Association and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. She died in 1995.