Ellis Peters: The Knocker on Death's Door

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Ttle mystery An old door had been in a wine cellar but had been moved with much publicity to the nearby church There was talk in the village of a curse And when a man was found dead in front of the door the villagers thought it was part of the curse But Chief Inspector George Felse is on the case and after another incident involving the door he starts to investigate and what he finds is something other than a curse A light and easy little read and enjoyable I liked it I m surprised at how much I enjoyed reading. An old house once an abbey to the village church Legend held that sinners who seized the nocker had their hands burned by the cold iron

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This I like Ellis Peters other series the Brother Cadfael mysteries but I don t always take to an author s other works This was a rather cozy standalone British mystery Very enjoyable very thought provoking One of her best From the same author of the Brother Cadfael seriesExcellent whodunit once again I was surprised by who the Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada killer was but that s the norm for me Will definitely read of this contemporary series by Peters as wellNow to get back to 12th century Shrewsbury and to Brother Cadfael s herb garden. Ut Gerry Bracewell didn't die of burns neither did a second victim Had theynocked on death's door or was a down to earth iller at large.

I love the way Ellis Peters writes her Cadfael series and was in need of a new book The writing style is similar but rather verbose She was still introducing characters and setting the scene in Chapter 6 However once the actual murder investigation got going it was much better In a traditional Agatha Christie twist I guessed the murderer wrong so that was a nice surprise Not too impressed with CID Felse though he was hardly in the book 4 stars This was an old book that I was rereading and it was a very good li. The nocker hung on a very special door oak heavy with a late Gothic arch and apparently a late Gothic curse Then the door was moved from.

Edith PargeterEdith 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 short stories and books both fictional and non fictional were set in Wales and its borderlandsDuring World War II she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service and received the British Empire Medal BEMPargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries many of which were made into films for television