Top 15 British TV Period Mystery AdaptationsFans obsessed with British series will tell you there are at least two things the Brits do spectacularly well on television: period crime dramas, and literary adaptations. To help keep this site running: Willow and Thatch may receive a commission when you click on any of the links on our site and make a purchase after doing so. What follows is a list from British TV writer Sarah Cords, of some of the finest period dramas based on mystery novels that Great Britain has to offer. Cadfael — ITV. Set in Wales in the first half of the twelfth century, the series features veteran actor Derek Jacobi as Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael. The Middle Ages offered plenty of opportunities for murder and mayhem, and Cadfael, a former soldier and man of the medieval world, is in a prime position to use his keen investigative mind to solve all the crimes that happen in his abbey and the nearby village of Shrewsbury. The books: The thirteen-episode series was based on the popular historical mystery novels known as The Cadfael Chronicles — which are often cited as having helped promote historical mysteries in general.
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From Liverpool to Cambridge, Norfolk to Northumberland, English crime writers have found inspiration up and down the country in both the rolling green countryside and the rough, tough streets of the capital city. With these gripping crime and thriller reads you can pay a visit to Oxford with Cara Hunter, explore the darker side of Manchester with Joseph Knox and escape to the Lake District with Paula Daly. The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox — Manchester. As a series of rolling blackouts plunge Manchester into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of The Sleepwalker. Can he solve his last case before fleeing justice?
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