Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters also wrote as: Edith Pargeter.

Ellis Peters was born in Horsehay, England on September 28th, 1913 and passed away at the age of 82 on October 14th, 1995.

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Ellis Peters Stats: The highest rated book by Ellis Peters on Book Notification is An Excellent Mystery, the 11th novel in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series. The second-highest rated book is The Pilgrim of Hate (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #10).

The most read book by Ellis Peters on Book Notification is A Morbid Taste for Bones, the first novel in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series. The second most read book is One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #2).

Below is a complete list of Ellis Peters books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Ellis Peters is the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Series.

List of Inspector Felse Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
71951
2
91961
3
101964
4
101965
5
101966
6
1967
7
1968
8
1969
9
1969
10
1970
11
1972
12
1973
13
1978

List of Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.11977
2
81979
3
8.21980
4
7.91981
5
8.31981
6
8.61982
7
8.41983
8
8.81983
9
8.61984
10
91984
11
91985
12
8.41986
13
8.81986
14
8.31987
15
81988
16
8.81988
17
8.51989
18
8.41989
19
91991
20
91992
21
101993
22
101993
23
91994

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Murderous Christmas Stories Books in Publication Order

List of Ellis Peters Anthologies in Publication Order

Ellis Peters: Biography

Ellis Peters (Edith Mary Pargeter) was born on September 28th, 1913. Ellis passed away October 14th, 1995 at 82 years old. Ellis Peters was born in Horsehay, England.

Ellis Peters was the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series which consists of 23 novels. The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series started in 1977 with the novel A Morbid Taste for Bones. The most recently released novel in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series was Brother Cadfael's Penance which was released in 1994. There are no upcoming novels for the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series.

Ellis Peters (Edith Mary Pargeter) also wrote the Inspector Felse series which has 13 books including Fallen Into the Pit and Death and the Joyful Woman.

Ellis Peters was listed on Japan's Honkaku Mystery Best 10 international list one time. Her book A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs tied for the #10 spot with On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill and End of a Party by Hillary Waugh in 2001.

Ellis Peters: Awards & Accolades

Peters' books have won multiple awards, Death and the Joyful Woman won the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1963. Monk's Hood won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1980.

Peters' book, The Potter's Field was nominated for the Agatha Award, Best Novel, in 1990.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Ellis Peters are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  3. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
  4. Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland Island Series.
  5. Agatha Christie, author of the novel: And Then There Were None / Ten Little Indians.

Ellis Peters: F.A.Q

When was Ellis Peters Born?

Ellis Peters was born on September 28th, 1913.

When did Ellis Peters die?

Ellis Peters died on October 14th, 1995 at 82 years old.

Where was Ellis Peters Born?

Ellis Peters was born in Horsehay, England.

What book awards has Ellis Peters won?

Death and the Joyful Woman: Edgar Award Best Mystery Novel (1963).
Monk's Hood: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1980).

What was the first book Ellis Peters wrote?

The first book written by Ellis Peters was Fallen Into the Pit, published in 1951.

What was the most recent book Ellis Peters wrote?

Her most recently released work was Fair Young Phoenix on May 3rd, 2020.

How many books has Ellis Peters written?

Ellis Peters has written 50 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 13 books in the Inspector Felse Series, 23 books in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Series, 8 Standalone Novels, 2 books in the Short Story Collections, 2 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 2 books in the Murderous Christmas Stories Series.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I don’t know if my young nephews would enjoy them, but I would gladly recommend the works of Ellis Peters to them, which is surprising because they are pre-teens, and Ellis Peters is an author from the 20th Century.

    She isn’t the first name that comes to mind when people discuss pre-teen fiction. But I think my nephews would like her. First of all, her books are short. Initially, the length was a problem. But she packs more than enough story into each small volume to make the individual books worth reading.

    Secondly, the author’s stories have plenty of sweet humor, the kind that doesn’t rely on curse words to make you laugh. Also, I think this is an excellent introduction to historical fiction for readers that would typically avoid this genre.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    Ellis Peters’ Delightful characters and writing style made me her huge fan up to date. She is an incredible writer, and I’m glad to have discovered her booklist.
    My first series to read was Brother Cadfael after reading so much about it in the reviews. It turns out to be the highest-ranked fiction detective series I’ve ever read.
    The Felse investigations offered plenty, including the deep themes, great settings, and amazing characters. Even though it involves a sad and uneasy story, Ellie has beautifully written it using calm words. I Like how Peters incorporates twists in her novels, adding suspense to the stories.

    Shrimpy
    Shrimpy
    9 months ago

    My husband got me started on Brother Cadfael. I searched for all the books for him and now I’m reading the first one. I love the detail in the books. Detail in everything from the clothing to the food to the landscape as well as the building and plants Cadfael grows. Super.

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