The Rose Rent

The Rose Rent

The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

Book - 1986
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A late spring in 1142 has the Abbey monks dismayed, for there may be no roses by June 22nd. For three years, the wealthy young widow Judith Perle has rented her house to the monks for the price of a single rose each year. When nature finally complies, a pious monk is sent to pay the rent--and found murdered beside the hacked rose-bush. Without a rose, the monks' rental contract becomes void, adding greatly to the widow's dowry. But before Brother Cadfael can ponder if a greedy suitor has done this dreadful deed, another crime is committed. Now the good monk must thread his way through a tangle more tortuous than the widow's thorny bushes.
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1986
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780688069827
0688069827
Branch Call Number: MYS Pet
Characteristics: 190 p. : map ; 22 cm

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EuSei Jul 02, 2015

Another excellent, extremely well-written, well constructed story by Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters). "The biting wind changed to a temperate breeze, the sun came out over the earth like a warm hand stroking, the seed stirred in the ground and put forth green blades, and a foam of flowers, all the more exuberant for having been so long restrained, burst forth in gold and purple and white over garden and meadow." This is an example of the prose by the talented writer who wrote the Cadfael mysteries. All books, so far, excel. Highly recommend.

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Jul 04, 2012

Good mystery, nice historical texture and likeable characters. Really excellent historical mystery.

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