Publication: Macmillan, 1979, London
First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Second Brother Cadfael historical mystery. In the summer of 1138 ninety-four men who were loyal to Empress Maud were hanged as traitors by King Stephen. Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead men. To his surprise, there are ninety-five mens' bodies lined up for burial! The ninety-fifth man has been cruelly strangled, not hanged. With few clues to go on --- a girl dressed in boys' clothing, a missing treasure, and a single broken flower --- Brother Cadfael investigates.
Inventory Number: 22716