The first book, A Morbid Taste for Bones, was published in 1977. The series was adapted into a wonderful television show on PBS Mystery! with Derek Jacobi playing Cadfael. With terrific local setting and historical details, the Cadfael Series is an iconic series that portrays life between AD 1120 and AD 1145, during a period of conflict for the British crown.
Ellis Peters is regarded as the Queen of Historical Mystery Fiction, with the British Crime Writers' Association establishing their Ellis Peters Historical Award for the best historical crime novel of the year.