Past Poisons: An Ellis Peters Memorial Anthology of Historical Crime

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Edith Pargeter, who also writes under the name Ellis Peters, previously combined her passion for history and storytelling in her creation of the much-loved monk, Brother Cadfael. It was she who paved the way for many others to explore the past through the thriving field of historical mysteries, and for this she was loved by readers and other writers alike. Past Poisons is a bumper crop of outstanding new short stories by the leading American and British historical crime writers, all wishing to pay tribute to the ...

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Overview

Edith Pargeter, who also writes under the name Ellis Peters, previously combined her passion for history and storytelling in her creation of the much-loved monk, Brother Cadfael. It was she who paved the way for many others to explore the past through the thriving field of historical mysteries, and for this she was loved by readers and other writers alike. Past Poisons is a bumper crop of outstanding new short stories by the leading American and British historical crime writers, all wishing to pay tribute to the work of Ellis Peters.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596871601
  • Publisher: Brick Tower Press
  • Publication date: 12/10/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 469
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
A Counter-Blast to Tobacco 1
Wheel in the Sky 29
Starstruck at San Simeon 49
Death by Eros 83
Damned Spot 111
Showmen 123
The Padder's Lesson 139
To Dispose of an Abbot 149
The Mamur Zapt and the Catherine Wheel 181
The Great Brogonye 205
The Unkindest Cut 219
Girl Talk 251
Invitation to a Poisoning 285
The Last High Queen 313
To Encourage the Others 329
Psalm for a Dead Disciple 339
Handsel Monday 369
An Academic Question 387
Hellfire 405
The Party May Yet Be Living 443
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