The Cadfael Chronicles is a series of historical fiction/mystery novels by English author Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter). The series follows Brother Cadfael, a monk who joined the cloister in his 40s. The series is set between the years 1135 and 1150 during The Anarchy. The series has been adapted to radio by BBC Radio and television by ITV.

The Brother Cadfael series began in 1977 with A Morbid Taste for Bones. The series came to a conclusion in 1994 with Brother Cadfael’s Penance, which was always intended to be the conclusion of the series, although Pargeter passed away shortly after its publication. Below is a list of Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael books in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Brother Cadfael Books


A Morbid Taste for Bones(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Corpse Too Many(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monk's Hood(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Peter's Fair(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Leper of Saint Giles(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Virgin in the Ice(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sanctuary Sparrow(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Novice(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Ransom(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pilgrim of Hate(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Excellent Mystery(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Raven in the Foregate(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rose Rent(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hermit of Eyton Forest(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confession of Brother Haluin(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heretic's Apprentice(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Potter's Field(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summer of the Danes(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Holy Thief(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brother Cadfael's Penance(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price