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The Assize of the Dying

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Publisher: Headline Date of Publication: 1991 Binding: paperback Edition: Condition: Good Description: 0747236453 When Louis Stevenson is found guilty of murder, he leaves tha dock loudly proclaiming his innocence and he delivers too a chilling invitation to the four men responsible fior his conviction "You four I summon to meet me at the time appointed, at the Assize of t...more
Paperback, first paperback edition, 216 pages
Published 1991 by Headline Book Publishing, Limited (first published 1958)
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Ellis Peters (a/k/a Edith Pargeter)
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WARNING: Possible spoilers included in this review! I checked this audiobook out thinking I was getting a Brother Cadfael book. I should have paid closer attention. Instead of getting a true historical mystery, I got a mystery that was current when it was written. The audio contained two mysteries. They were okay mysteries, but nothing super spectacular. In the first mystery, the heroine got so distracted by love that she didn't even bother to finish solving the mystery, the solution was reveale...more
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A classic period piece by a master writer. Pargeter, better known for her Brother Cadfael series under the nom de plume of Ellis Peters, writes a short but pointed novel of injustice and its repercussions to those responsible. The Assize of the Dying is a Medieval (surprise) idea, noting that those responsible for killing an innocent person should shortly suffer the same fate. Would it work here, in these days? Saying much more would be a spoiler. A good, fast read and recommended for the holida...more
classic tragedy powerfully written
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A pseudonym used by Edith Pargeter.

Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM (September 28, 1913 in Horsehay, Shropshire, England –October 14, 1995) was a prolific author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. Born in the village of Hor...more
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A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1) One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #2) The Leper of Saint Giles (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #5) Monk's Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #3) St. Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4)

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