Ellis Peters has written another excellent book. This one follows on from 'A morbid taste for bones' and although (I feel) it isn't quite as good a mystery, it's an excellent story.
King Stephen is attempting to secure land and money in his fight against the Empress Maud. The current stage is Shrewsbury and a successful attack leaves few survivors of the defending garrison. King Stephen condemns them to death and upon Cadfaels arrival to bury the dead in a Christian manner, finds there is one more than was counted originally (all souls must be accounted for and prayers said for them).
The extra corpse, once found, is seen to have been murdered. Cadfael must use all his cunning and keep his eyes and ears open to solve this one.
This story concentrates more on the underlying story than the actual mystery but the guilty party doesn't become apparent until near the end making it a good and suspenseful read. Buy it!