The Sanctuary Sparrow

The Sanctuary Sparrow In the gentle Shrewsbury spring of the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound a hunt in full cry Persued by a drunken mob the quarry is running for i

  • Title: The Sanctuary Sparrow
  • Author: Ellis Peters
  • ISBN: 9780751502176
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the gentle Shrewsbury spring of 1140, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound a hunt in full cry Persued by a drunken mob, the quarry is running for its life When the frantic creature bursts into the nave to claim sanctuary, Brother Cadfael finds himself fighting off armed townsmen to save a terrified young man Accused oIn the gentle Shrewsbury spring of 1140, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound a hunt in full cry Persued by a drunken mob, the quarry is running for its life When the frantic creature bursts into the nave to claim sanctuary, Brother Cadfael finds himself fighting off armed townsmen to save a terrified young man Accused of robbery and murder is Liliwin, a wandering minstrel who performed at the wedding of a local goldsmith s son The cold light of morning, however, will show his supposed victim, the miserly craftsman, still lives, although a strongbox lies empty Brother Cadfael believes Liliwin is innocent, but finding the truth and the treasure before Liliwin s respite in sanctuary runs out may uncover a deadlier sin than thievery a desperate love that nothing, not even the threat of hanging, can stop.

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    1. In this, the seventh of the Brother Cadfael mysteries, one night during Matins a young boy quite literally bursts into the chapel, and in pursuit is a mob from the village convinced that the boy, a musician and entertainer, has committed robbery and nearly murdered someone. Abbot Radulfus is happy to give him sanctuary and Brother Cadfael who is soon convinced of the boy Liliwin’s innocence has forty days on hand to clear his name. But the case is far more complex than a robbery in a house, wh [...]

    2. Another VERY good one in this excellent cozy mysteries series set in Medieval England, in Shrewsbury near the border to Wales. My next one will be Monk's Hood. It feels repetitive to write another review, please see instead these two reviews:/book/show/44 for "The Leper of Saint Giles" and /review/show/ for St. Peter's FairI highly recommend the series. They do NOT have to be read in order, except 6 and 10 have to be read before 20, say my friends. The first one is not one of the best, so beware [...]

    3. These are wonderful cozy mysteries with a great cast of characters and a wonderful setting. They are even better when listened to as an audiobook.

    4. (after fourth reading, June 2016)“You must not attribute evil to what is natural misfortune.”Unlike many Cadfael mysteries, this book exists in a temporal vacuum. Set in 1140, it makes no reference to its historical situation. For that reason, lovers of mystery may prefer it while lovers of historical fiction may be less enthralled. “No man can be wise for another.”The team of Cadfael and Hugh ferret robbers and murderers, protect the innocent, and occasionally sit down to a cup of wine [...]

    5. In this, one of my favorite Brother Cadfael stories (and also the first one I read long ago on a trip to Britain), attention again returns to the roles and lives of medieval women, but this time the focus is on the middle and lower classes. From the dramatic opening when the peace of the monks' nightly office is shattered by a mob from the town pursuing a ragged traveling entertainer accused of murder to the even more dramatic climax, this Brother Cadfael will keep you turning the pages and then [...]

    6. I've come late to the Cadfael series, having first watched the television adaptations starring the magnificent Sir Derek Jacobi. Though this is the seventh in the Cadfael series, it was the first I read, since this particular adaptation was probably my favourite. Peters has an amazing eye for historical detail, and her knowledge of such varied things as botany, criminology, psychology and the human heart is as impressive as it is extensive. Brother Cadfael is a medieval Gil Grissom in a habit, b [...]

    7. I have had Brother Cadfael on my "someday" list for a long while, and when this title was offered as a bargain deal on Kindle I decided the time was right.I don't often read mysteries because, truthfully, I am squeamish. This was a gentle mystery, however, and contained more pleasantries than gore. I was immediately drawn in by the writing, which included healthy doses of lovely thoughts and descriptions along with the inevitable murder. I never did guess the culprit, which made the ending quite [...]

    8. Not quite as good as The virgin in the Ice, but a more intricate plot with Ellis Peters once again scribing fantastic dialog. I’m not sure I’ll be able to read all the books in the series, one after the other without a break, as I’m beginning to feel restless for something a little different. Maybe a couple more.

    9. I've never been much for mysteries, but Peters is a delightful discovery. This is nicely done historical fiction -- and well sited in both time and space, being on the Welsh marches during the Anarchy, so there's lots of room for a bit of excitement. What's more, it's nicely done fiction, period. Peters is a fantastic writer and this reads better than a number of litfic books I've walked away from over the years.I did gloat inwardly a little when I read a small urchin utter the line, "I'm not af [...]

    10. Ellis Peters again delivers a wonderful historical mystery. Brother Caedfael often helps people in love. In this book, there are three couples, each couple very much in love, but in three very different ways. The action of the story comes about naturally from who each person is, and comes to light just as naturally. Ms. Peters does seem prone to the trope of "the first suspect is never guilty", but I hadn't realized it until just now. She doesn't beat you over the head with it. Frankly, by about [...]

    11. 3 1/2 stars - so far my favorite one of the series, although I've only read A Morbid Taste for Bones and The Virgin in the Ice so it hasn't had a wide field to beat. This felt more like a modern mystery; lots of pretty obvious clues, character studies and very little superstition being bought into play.

    12. With its mind-numbing combination of impeccable style and glacial pacing, this mystery novel left me wondering when it would ever end rather than inspiring any curiosity about who committed the crime. When after a seeming lifetime had passed me by and my Kindle told me I had slogged my way through only 37% of the text, I gave a hoarse cry of despair and abandoned it. I think it's safe to say that if you're a person who likes this kind of thing, this is the kind of thing you'll like. I am not tha [...]

    13. "'It is not shelter against sin, it is the provision of a time of calm, when the guilty may examine his soul, and the innocent confide in his salvation.'"Cadfael is getting two quotes for himself at the start of each review on quite a regular basis now."Fear for yourself crushes and compresses you, but fear for another is a monster eating out your heart."Once again, Ellis Peters has surpassed all the previous Cadfael novels with this one. All that detained me from raising it up to a solid 4-star [...]

    14. The title character in the seventh [1] Brother Cadfael mystery novel is a young man who escapes from a lynch mob by claiming the right of sanctuary at the abbey where Cadfael lives, after he is falsely accused of theft and murder after being cheated out of his fair wages for singing and playing a version of the viol at a wedding feast for a greedy family of merchants. He is an honest and decent young man whose life has been full of abuse and difficulty, a vagabondish existence where he falls in [...]

    15. At prayers, the monks hear the baying of a mob. They chase a battered and bruised boy, Liliwin, that they accuse of robbery and murder of the local goldsmith, Walter. The boy was employed to be the entertainment at the goldsmith’s son’s wedding, but they threw him out without payment after he broke a jug. He claims sanctuary and the Abbot grants it. The boy has 40 days before the abbey will hand him over to the law.Cadfael tends to his wounds and quizzes him on the details but the boy swears [...]

    16. #7 in the Brother Caedfel series.[return][return]The serene rite of Matins is interrupted by a figure racing desperately for sanctuary in the church of the Abbey of Sts. Peter and Paul at Shrewsbury. An out-of-control crowd pursues him into the church and is only stopped by the commanding figure of Abbot Radulphus. Accused of attacking a respected craftsman of the town while entertaining at the son s weeding and then stealing the goldsmith s money, according to law, the young fugitive is allowed [...]

    17. Well, this was the best Ellis Peters for me so far! I love the respect for the church and its leaders. This one had a lot of good action and romance.It's as if Peters calls us back to a time when there was really a different hierarchy. Church is as a buffer between the law and the death penalty, between kings and their people, between family and squabbles.The plot for this one is brilliant. Two young people enlope-- right in the church (this is handled very tastefully). He hides his lover in the [...]

    18. I suppose I could write the same review for all of them, but since this is the one I just finished, I'll start here. Cadfael is, as always, a fantastic character, and the medieval world is very well realized. This particular mystery was pretty well done--sometimes she makes it pretty easy to guess who's responsible, but this time I had to put a couple of things together to guess as early as I did.The key, though, to Ellis Peters, is that she isn't a craftsman of plot so much as character and set [...]

    19. This is probably one of the most exciting books in the Cadfael series. As with most of the books of this series, it is not necessary to have read the previous books to be able to follow the actions and interactions of the characters.The book opens with the peace of the monastery being disturbed during the evening prayers by a young man running in, pursued by the townsfolk. The man claims sanctuary, the right to be kept in the monastery for 40 days, and not turned over to the law. During these 40 [...]

    20. Read this one on a trip out to Ohio this past weekend ! I love this series for just being a wonderful way to engage in a mystery and love story without the brutality and gore and explicit sex that often accompanies such a genre! In this one there is not just one but a series of deaths that cause raised eyebrows and not just one but two sets of lovers ! In this book, there is a strong message that sin has consequences that could be mixed with mercy if accompanied with repentance and love can be [...]

    21. I love the Brother Cadfael mysteries, and somehow missed this one when I read all of the others years ago. The medieval setting is great, and the characters are even better. In this one, a young man seeks sanctuary at the monastery as he is being pursued by a violent crowd who are accusing him of theft and murder even though he is innocent of both and has done nothing wrong. They believe he committed those crimes and want to kill him but the abbot grants him sanctuary for 40 days, as was customa [...]

    22. The Brother Cadfael books are always enjoyable! The characters are great, and her descriptions of scenes make everything real and bring you back to 12th Century England. In this book, a young jongleur has managed to make his way to sanctuary just in time to avoid being lynched by a mob of villagers who are certain he murdered and robbed his employer. As always, there are so many more underlying stories, and Brother Cadfael is instrumental in solving the mystery and bringing peace to the lives of [...]

    23. A compelling medieval whodunnit murder mystery. This is the first Brother Cadfael tale that I've read, and I'm definitely going to read some more in the series. I chose to read this one because it is a real forensic botany mystery using plants found on the victim's body to work out where the murder took place (the body was moved after death). I teach a forensic botany course at my university and I'll be telling my students about this wonderful literary example. I'd love to know about other simil [...]

    24. I do enjoy these books. This one had a young, gifted orphan at center and at riske one claiming sanctuary. Excellent plot and benevolent handling by Cadfael and Hugh in a joint effort to bring resolution and/or justice. Ugliness aplenty, certainlybut beauty from ashes prevails. There are some lovely interactions between some of the brothers and the young jongleur as well as oppositional forces from some members of the order. Reality. We are allowed a happy ending with this one.

    25. This is the seventh Brother Cadfael mystery, but my first. I hadn't read any of these mysteries, but since I've always enjoyed the PBS series with David Jacobi, I thought I'd give the books a try. I'm glad I did! Cadfael's deductions are a joy, and the personal drama and conflict is very well done. I did guess who the culprit was fairly early on, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of the novel, and there were still some surprises for me.

    26. The brothers at Cadfael's abbey are interrupted at prayer by the intrusion of a desperate young man seeking asylum from a raging mob. The lad, Liliwen, is accused of murdering and robbing an elder of the city of Shrewsbury. Naturally, Cadfael investigates.Lots of nice twists and turns in this. I'd give it 4.5, as I liked a couple others in the series slightly better, but I'm feeling generous and I'll round up.

    27. Missed the 6th so I am going back. This was even better than The Leper even though I figured early who and why.

    28. As always, it was a wonderful read. The end of this one was truly a nail biter. I love also that Shrewsbury is right next to Wales and even has a "Welsh gate" near Shrewsbury Castle. I am a bit Welsh and enjoy all the stories. They are my "comfort reads" and just 6 left to readWhat will I do then?

    29. I love Br. Cadfael, though I've seen more of him on television than I've read of him. This one I got cheap from for the Kindle. A miserly goldsmith is conked on the head at his son's wedding and the new bride's dowry is missing. Then the locksmith turns up dead. Who did it? The traveling minstrel who claims sanctuary at the Abbey? Or someone else

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