The Devil’s Novice (Brother Cadfael #8)

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Title: The Devil’s Novice

Series: Brother Cadfael

Author: Ellis Peters

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: Mystery

Pages: 273

Format: Kindle digital edition



A young man desires to join the monastery, with an incredible fervor.

At the same time, an emissary of the King is found dead, under mysterious circumstances.

Thankfully, Cadfael is on the case!


My Thoughts:

I vaguely recalled this from when I was watching the tv series. So I “knew” that things weren’t all that they seemed and the path was twisty. I just couldn’t remember when things turned left or right.

I enjoyed this more than the previous books. Most of that I suspect is BECAUSE I didn’t know what was going on. I’ve found that most murder mysteries aren’t good as re-reads. Not that I’ve read a lot of murder mysteries.

I am thankful that I picture Derek Jacobi as Brother Cadfael. The tv series definitely got that part down right.

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