A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs
So read the epitaph composed by Morwenna Treverra centuries ago as she followed her beloved husband, Jan, into death. The couple have been together ever since, models of pious content, in the little seaside Saxon church near the villa of Maymouth. When curious scholars arrange to open Jan Treverra's ...more
And then there's this fullness and contente ...more
Not only is the setting new, but the characters, new friends all, and also this tale is structured tightly to a long weekend timeline of Wednesday through Monday. Peters abi ...more
I give it 3 stars based ...more
I just re-read it for at least the fourth time--I’ve lost count. And yet I felt tears of joy well up at the triumphant end.
Edith Pargeter, the real name of Ellis Peters, was a mystery-writing genius of the first order. Very few are the authors who can create a whodunit that a reader might want to re-visit so often and with such pleasure. Come for another adventure of the Felse family, stay for the boldly drawn character development of the coast of Cornwall cast, and hang on for ...more
Not the worst fate that could've befallen a reader, but no doubt a regretful one.
Ellis Peters è una giallista inglese, scomparsa nel 1995, famosa per i suoi "gialli" medievali di Fratello Cadfael.
In questo romanzo il protagonista è l'ispettore Felse alle prese con una tomba violata e un segreto vecchio di due secoli.
La struttura è da giallo classico alla Christie, l'ambientazione è la campagna inglese col suo micromondo, forse ormai scomparso, ma godibilissimo nella lettura.
Il caso di cui si occupa Felse non è forse tra i
There are smugglers' tunnels and a missing body. For these reasons alone, I would have read this book. However, Pargeter's plots just clip along and the characters and their compl ...more
There is a teenage character in Lake Wobegon whose favorite books are about the LaFlamme (I think) family, whose teenage son is treated just like an adult. Wobegon guy longs for that life. The beginning of this book was like the LaFlamme series. I kept thinking this might be a Young Adult novel, but the rest of the book (and title) don't fit a YA selection. I think it's just a cloyingly written book.
I have enjoyed Ellis Peters' Caedfal series, though.
Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM 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 Horsehay (Shropshire, England), she had Welsh ancestry, and many of her sho ...more