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  • Author:
    Ellis Peters
  • ISBN:
    0754088138
  • ISBN13:
    978-0754088134
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  • Publisher:
    Chivers; Large Print edition (June 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    285 pages
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    Contemporary
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Had they knocked on death's door, or is a more down-to-earth killer at large? Detective Chief Inspector George Felse had watched the ceremony to re-dedicate the door

Had they knocked on death's door, or is a more down-to-earth killer at large? Detective Chief Inspector George Felse had watched the ceremony to re-dedicate the door. Little did he know that soon he would be called back to Mottisham to investigate murde. hriller & Crime. One fee. Stacks of books.

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Loc 989 781 The Knocker on Death’s Door (Felse Investigations Ellis Peters, 1970. As the book opens, this same door is being reverently escorted back to its correct doorway - the south porch of Saint Eata's (who BTW is a real saint from seventh century England

Loc 989 781 The Knocker on Death’s Door (Felse Investigations Ellis Peters, 1970. Opportunity dazzled him, suddenly turning the tragedies of Mottisham bright side out. Loc 1438 The Knocker on Death’s Door (Felse Investigations Ellis Peters, 1970. So the end of his journey was incredibly like the beginning. As the book opens, this same door is being reverently escorted back to its correct doorway - the south porch of Saint Eata's (who BTW is a real saint from seventh century England. almost at once a body is discovered on the door step and then another shows up.

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The Knocker on Death's Door is an Inspector George Felse. mystery, a contemporary mystery that takes place in the same area of Shrewsbury, England that the Cadfael stories are set. Peters sets the stage well. The first paragraph is a descriptive paragraph that details the history of the title door. The door is a special door with a late Gothic arch and an ancient curse. The door has been moved from an old house, a former Abbey, to the village church.

Legend holds that sinners who seize the knocker have their hands burned by the cold iron, but Gerry Bracewell didn't die of burns, and neither did the second victim.

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Legend holds that sinners who seize the knocker have their hands burned by the cold iron, but Gerry Bracewell didn't die of burns, and neither did the second victim. Had they knocked on death's door, or is a more down-to-earth killer at large? Detective Chief Inspector George Felse had watched the ceremony to re-dedicate the door.

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The Knocker on Death's Door by Ellis Peters.

This book was my introduction to Ellis Peters and the world of Detective Inspector George Felse. This author and this book/series should be shelved along with John Dickson Carr,Phoebe Atwood Taylor and others writers during the golden age of mysteries. It was that good.

A massive door hung for centuries as the entrance to the wine cellar at the old Abbey in the village of Mottisham in west Midshire. The The family of the late Robert Macsen-Martel currently reside in that Abbey and have decided to return it to its original place in the Church of Saint Eata. There were several legends about this particular door and its huge knocker none of which could be proven but villagers kept the legends going from generation to generation.

All was comparatively quiet in the village with nothing out of the ordinary taking place until the ancient door was moved. It was then that curiosity seekers began to arrive and with their curiousity came results none had expected.

Highly recommended to all serious mystery lovers who search the shelves of their library for the impenetrable depth that only can be found in books by artists such as Ellis Peters.
Delirium
Best known for her "Brother Cadfael" series, Ellis Peters (1913-1985) was also the author of thirteen novels featuring Inspector George Felse. Published in 1970, THE KNOCKER ON DEATH'S DOOR is the tenth novel in that series--and among the best.

Peters often worked with contrived-but-witty plots, and this work shows her at her best. The Macsen-Martels have a notable family tree and historic home, but their time has passed. In the face of dwindling fortunes, they have decided to pass their home into the hands of the National Trust--but before they do so they restore to the local cathedral a historic door that fell into their possession. But along with the door goes a legend, the tale of a man who was carried off by the devil when the door refused to admit him into the church.

Needless to say, no sooner is the door returned to its rightful place at the church than there is a body to go with it: a news photographer is found dead at the threshold, his hand extended to the great cast iron knocker. But his soul wasn't spirited away by the devil, at least not judging from the gaping wound on the back of his head. It is murder, and Inspector Felse is on the scene.

Unlike most Felse novels, this particular entry does not feature his son Dominic; it instead offers an array of locals, some of whom are determined to play detective. Although hardcore mystery fans will likely spot the killer early on simply due to the way Peters sets up the plot, the characters are well drawn and the story is an amiable companion for the hour or two it requires. Recommended.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer
Rko
I'm debating 4 or 5 stars. This is my kind of mystery. No violence, (well of course there are deaths-murders but no detailed violence. They are done offstage as it were. We don't have to be there watching it happen.) no suspense. The figuring out of the answer to the puzzle is what the book is about. Sometimes I was missing it, other times I was right there. All in all a satisfying read.
Adoraris
Another of the better non-Cadfael Peters novels, set in the strange valleys of the Welsh borders where George Felse ends up investigating modern murder cases. The villain in this one is not entirely unexpected, but the context of family and community and the twists of the story are, as usual in these books, attractive with the fascination of somewhere so far away it could be another world, for me at least. In time as well as in place, since these books were written in the late 't0s and early '70s and their age shows. Though not enough to detract from the flavour, at least for me. Stories from the Land that Time Forgot, in a lot of ways, and hence particularly amber-like in their quality.
Gagas
This is another solid entry in the George Felse series. We see a great deal of George this time, and that is a good thing. George is a wonderful character - straight, no-nonsense, and smart as a whip. The wonderful thing about Ellis Peters books is her wonderful plots and characterizations. She will take something simple like an old, medieval door and build a tale around it. This whole story revolves around this old door, and the old door has a lot of secrets to tell. George is willing to listen to the door and its hidden secrets and is therefore able to solve the case. We have a nice mix here of an old cold case and two new cases (a murder and an attempted murder). Ms. Peters weaves them all together seamlessly.
Dakora
Ellis Peters, the pen name of Edith Pargeter, is the author of the Brother Cadfael mysteries and many other books. The Knocker on Death's Door is an Inspector George Felse. mystery , a contemporary mystery that takes place in the same area of Shrewsbury , England that the Cadfael stories are set. Peters sets the stage well. The first paragraph is a descriptive paragraph that details the history of the title door. The door is a special door with a late Gothic arch and an ancient curse. The door has been moved from an old house, a former Abbey, to the village church. Chief Inspector Felse was in the village when the door was blessed. Now he returns to the village to investigate 2 murders.
If you enjoy the Brother Cadfael mysteries, you will enjoy this cozy mystery.
Highly recommended.