Peters, E: The Confessions of Brother Haluin
Eighteen years before, confesses Brother Haluin, he had been responsible for the death of the girl he loved and the baby she was to bear. Now, after a near-miraculous escape from death, he wants nothing more than to beg the forgiveness of Bertrade's mother, Adelais de Clary, and do penance for his sins. But Haluin's mission brings death in its wake, for Bertrade de Clary's secrets were not hers alone and, even now, the revelation of them would bring shame and condemnation.
Brother Cadfael, sent to nurse Haluin, turns detective once again with a murderer to bring to justice.
Ellis Peters is a pseudonym of Edith Pargeter, author of historical novels such as The Heaven Tree Trilogy. Under the name of Ellis Peters she wrote crime fiction including The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael and a more 'modern' detective, Detective Chief Inspector George False. Ellis Peters won many distinguished writing awards including an Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award of the Crime Writers Association. She lived in Shropshire, England.