*** About the Book ***
In this first book in the lengthy 11th century Brother Cadfael mystery series, we meet Brother Cadfael at his monastery, tending the garden. Cadfael is not your traditional monk, having chosen to take orders in his later years after a full life as a warrior. Because of his background he sees the world around him - including the people in it - differently than his brother monks.
The adventure begins when the Abbot sends a delegation to Wales to retrieve the bones of a saint and bring them to the monastery. The people of the Welsh village are not happy with this and there is some protest against the monks. When a respected member of the community is murdered and the clues around the body don't add up, Brother Cadfael steps in to find the truth.
*** Why I Listened To It ***
It caught my attention while I was at the library so I figured I'd give it a shot. Plus I saw that there is a tv series based on these books which is also available at my library.
*** My Thoughts ***
This book was just okay to me. I'm not generally a mystery fan so I'm sure that has a lot to do with it. It wasn't overly predictable and the characters were pretty interesting, but I just couldn't get into it enough to really enjoy it. It was easy to continue listening and at no point did I want to give up on it (I even laughed out loud a few times) but I don't see myself continuing on with this series.
*** Your Thoughts ***
Have you read any of the Brother Cadfael books or watched the tv show? What do you think of them?
* I include this info because that is the year I was born and of course I was happily surprised to find myself reading a book from that year.