Format: Mass Market Paperback, 1st ed., 224pp. ISBN: 0446404292 Publisher: Warner Books, Incorporated Pub. Date: November 1994Murderous though they be, the Ellis Peters books set in 12th-century Britain have the freshness of a new world at dawn. . . Peters weaves a complex, colorful and a quite beautiful tapestry. Medieval of course.Houston Post In the gentle spring of 1140, the midnight matins at the abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound a hunt in full cry. Pursued 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.