Book Review: The Potter’s Field (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #17) by Ellis Peters
“Earth is innocent. Only the use we make of it can mar it.”
Murder, maybe. Red herrings, false accusations, and budding romance abound. Mystery’s video got close to right.
“I made a choice. It was even a hard choice, but I made it, and I hold to it. I am no such elect saint as Ruald.” “Is that a saint? It seems too easy.”
In the midst of a twisting whodunit, Pargeter explores the nature of a religious vocation and issues of life and death. Well plotted.
“If I am become a mere subtle, suspicious old man, too prone to see devious practices where none are, then I would rather not draw any other man into the same unworthy quagmire.”
I’ve missed Jerome. He’s back being … himself. The officious busybody we love to hate.
“I think truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light.”
I agree about Jerome. He’s a thoughtful man.