A pseudonym used by Edith Pargeter.
Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM was a prolific author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. Born in the village of Horsehay (Shropshire, England), she had Welsh ancestry, and many of her short stories and books (both fictional and non-fictional) were set in Wales and its borderlands.
During World War II, she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service, and received the British Empire Medal - BEM.
Pargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries, many of which were made into films for television.
Ellis Peters is the author of books: A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1), One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #2), The Leper of Saint Giles (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #5), Monk's Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #3), Saint Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4), The Virgin in the Ice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #6), An Excellent Mystery (The Cadfael Chronicles, #11), The Rose Rent (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #13), The Potter's Field (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #17), The Sanctuary Sparrow (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #7)