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St. Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters
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bookshelves: mystery, england, medieval
Read from June 09 to 21, 2002

St. Peter's Fair is an annual three-day event which draws great crowds to the Abbey to spend money on fine food and goods and a time to celebrate. Except for the fact that a wealthy merchant with a booth at the fair is found dead in the river. Cadfael can tell that the man didn't drown, but was murdered and the body then dumped in the river. Over the three days of the fair more violence occurs, but all of it pertaining to this one particular merchant's stall and helpers. It takes work from Cadfael, Hugh Beringar, and Philip Corviser - a merchant's son who had been held on suspicion of murder and was trying to clear his name - to get to the truth.
Re-read in 2012. This is the third one I've read in close succession and it makes the historical sequence of events a bit easier to follow I think. I'm really enjoying the series and the quiet sleuthing done by Brother Cadfael.
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