Peters, E: Sanctuary Sparrow
Sudden drama strikes when the Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury when a young man, pursued by a lynching mob, claims sanctuary just in time to save his own life. The accusation is robbery and murder: yet Brother Cadfael senses his innocence and sets out to solve yet another tangle of human passions where love - both in its brighter and darker aspects - plays its inevitable part.
Ellis Peters is a pseudonym of Edith Pargeter, author of historical novels such as The Heaven Tree Trilogy. Under the name of \nEllis Peters she wrote crime fiction including The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael and a more "modern" detective, Detective \nChief Inspector George False. Ellis Peters won many distinguished writing awards including an Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger \nAward and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award of the Crime Writers Association. She lived in Shropshire, England.