July 2013 The Pilgrim of Hate by Ellis Peters. This is the tenth of the Brother Cadfael mystery series and one of the best so far. I was a little skeptical of the title, but the story is wonderful and the title resolves itself nicely.

This story is a little unusual because there is no crime in Shrewsbury to solve. Instead, an unsettling murder wrapped in political intrigue in far-off Winchester becomes known to the brothers upon the return of the abbot from council there. Amid the celebration of St. Winifred, and among the many pilgrims, Brother Cadfael deciphers the mystery and in the process encounters both great joy and great danger.

This book was really good, and it underscored to me the importance of reading the books in order.