For those who’d like to jump right into the series, Cadfael star Derek Jacobi also narrates the 4.7/5 star -rated (rating as shown on the Audible site) The Adventures of Brother Cadfael: A Collection of Chronicles Audible audiobook collection, which includes abridged readings of 6 Cadfael mysteries (The Summer of the Danes, Brother Cadfael’s Penance, The Heretic’s Apprentice, Monk’s Hood, The Potter’s Field, Saint Peter’s Fair) and is currently priced at 1 Audible credit or $29.38 for Audible members, and $41.97 for non-members. If you’re not already a member, this would be a great pick to start a free Audible trial: try Audible and get two free audiobooks.
If you prefer the Kindle books, there are plenty to choose from and some are even bargain-priced as of this writing.
On an expedition to acquire a saint’s remains, Brother Cadfael instead finds intrigue and murder
It is 1137, and the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey wishes to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for the glory of his Benedictine order. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to the saint’s final resting place in Wales, where he finds the villagers divided over the Benedictines’ quest.
When the leading opponent to moving the grave is shot dead with a mysterious arrow, some believe Winifred herself delivered the blow. Brother Cadfael knows that an earthly hand did the killing. But he doesn’t know that his plan to root out a murderer may dig up a case of love and justice, where the waves of sin may be scandal—or his own ruin.