The Raven in the Foregate
by Ellis Peters. This is the twelfth of the Brother Cadfael mystery series. Brother Cadfael unravels the suspicious death of
a new parish priest in Shrewsbury. The task is difficult because the new priest was a difficult man and not well
loved by his flock, so many suspects emerge with motive and opportunity. The priest and his household, a housekeeper and
her nephew, are entangled with the politics of the day that give an interesting twist and side-plot to the unravelling
of the priest's demise.