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The Holy Thief

(1992)
(Book 19 in the Cadfael series)
A novel by

 
At the height of the hot summer of 1144, a lucky hit by one of King Stephen's archers rids the Fen country of Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex, who has amassed his castles and gold by robbing rich and poor alike. Thus, the Benedictine abbey at Ramsey, long used as a den for Geoffrey's raggle-taggle marauders, is returned in a thoroughly ruined state to the good brothers of that order. The news comes to Brother Cadfael or the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul in Shrewsbury in the person of the dour, raw-boned Brother Herluin who is soliciting funds and aid to restore Ramsey Abbey to its former splendor. Of much more interest to Cadfael is Herluin's companion, Brother Tutilo, a slightly built lad with a guileless face surrounded by a profusion of brown curls. But Brother Cadfael, long a shrewd judge of character, notes on that brow an intelligence that bespeaks more of mischief than innocence, and he muses that this Brother Tutilo bears watching. The arrival of a French troubadour, his servant, and a girl with the voice of an angel gives Cadfael a feeling in his wise bones that something is about to happen. It does. The late autumn rains bring flood waters right to the altar where the abbey's most precious possession reposes - the bones of Saint Winifred. Only Brother Cadfael knows that moving the holy relic can expose a long hidden secret. He never envisions that the results of disinterment will be the theft of the cherished bones...and murder. Suspicion quickly falls on a guilty-looking Brother Tutilo. But did he do it?

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

November 1994 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Eagle Large Print)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7927-1744-9 / 978-0-7927-1744-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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October 1994 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7451-3525-0 / 978-0-7451-3525-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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February 1994 : UK Hardback
Title: Holy Thief (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7451-7640-2 / 978-0-7451-7640-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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March 1993 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief (Brother Cadfael Mysteries)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-89296-524-x / 978-0-89296-524-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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August 1992 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7472-0686-4 / 978-0-7472-0686-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Paperback Editions

August 1998 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief: 19 (Cadfael Chronicles)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7515-2732-7 / 978-0-7515-2732-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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November 1994 : USA Paperback
Title: The Holy Thief: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Paragon Large Print)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7927-1743-0 / 978-0-7927-1743-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
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May 1994 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief: 19 (The Cadfael Chronicles)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7515-1119-6 / 978-0-7515-1119-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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March 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-446-40363-6 / 978-0-446-40363-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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January 1994 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 1-55144-008-3 / 978-1-55144-008-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Elan Press
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April 1993 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Holy Thief (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7472-4040-X / 978-0-7515-1119-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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1993 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: THE HOLY THIEF: A MEDIEVAL WHODUNNIT.
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7515-0372-X / 978-0-7515-0372-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: WARNER FUTURA
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Audio Editions

September 2005 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief
Author(s): Ellis Peters
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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September 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7540-7532-X / 978-0-7540-7532-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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January 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7451-6594-X / 978-0-7451-6594-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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1994 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 1-4025-6159-8 / 978-1-4025-6159-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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May 1993 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief (Brother Cadfael)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-00-104700-0 / 978-0-00-104700-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 1993 : Canada Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-88646-357-2 / 978-0-88646-357-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Dh Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Holy Thief (Chronicles Of Brother Cadfael Book 19)
Author(s): Ellis Peters
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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