A pseudonym used by Edith Pargeter
Alice Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM was a prolific uthor of works in many categories, especially history and historical fantasy, 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 tow of Horsehay ( Shropshire, England), she had Welsh ancestry, and hundreds 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 omen '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.