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    Brother Cadfael, a monk at Shrewsbury Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in medieval England. He studies and grows herbs. A prior at the monastery decides that the Shrewsbury Abbey must have the relics of a saint for their chapel. They travel to Wales to recover the bones of Saint Winifred. Some of the monks travel to Wales and with the consent of Prince Owain of Gwynedd and the Bishop of Bangor, they go to the town of Gwytherin to recover the bones. However, when they arrive, the local lord (Rhisiart). Soon after, they find that Rhisiart had been murdered, and it’s up to Brother Cadfael to find out who did it. This novel focuses on the religious and some…

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    One Corpse Too Many is a mystery book by Ellis Peters and is the second book in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. The book is a murder mystery centered around an extra dead body amongst other dead bodies about to be buried. As there is no specific moral or theme highlighted in the book, I would say it’s not a great book for teaching a lesson. However, with the great characterization and way of immersing the reader into the setting, it is definitely a great book to read just for the sake of…

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    Who are these two mysterious Detectives. First is the intelligent and quiet father Brown. The Second is worldly Brother Cadfael. Father Brown is a very intuitive detective who use confessions to solve his mysteries. While Brother Cadfael uses his worldly experiences to solve mysteries. Father Brown is a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest. Who wears plain clothes and large bland umbrella. He is not like the better-known detectives like Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is more intuitive rather than…

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    Sophocles Cadfael's Bones

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    Cadfael, a Welsh monk living in Shrewsbury England in the year 1137, sets out to obey a vision received by another monk, brother Columbanus, from ‘St. Winifred’. The vision entails that the Shrewsbury Monks must retrieve the St.’s bones from a town called Gwytherin, to bring back as a relic for their Monastery. The monks travel to Gwytherin, where a murder takes place shortly after their arrival. Cadfael is assigned the task of solving the mystery by the Prior Robert of Shrewsbury. The St.’s…

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    brings to light the unknown. As the Welsh village of Gwytherin struggle with the murder of a beloved friend and father, Brother Cadfael files through suspects and scares the true suspect to the point of confession. Everyone agrees that plot twists make many books captivating; however mysteries have a different structure. Three aspects that make an enthralling mystery are several motivated suspects, a perceptive detective and many influence bystanders. The first aspect of an enthralling mystery…

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    “When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story.” The words of Charles Baxter apply importantly to the world of mysteries and mysterious stories. Inside this essay, two vastly dissimilar mysteries will be observed and compared, Favorite Father Brown Stories, and A Morbid Taste for Bones. Within the realm of literature are numerous genres, one of which is mysteries, and many different types of mysteries fall underneath the field. Of the two stories mentioned,…

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