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One Corpse Too Many, by Ellis Peters

jhbandcats's review against another edition

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adventurous dark informative mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

While these novels don’t have the complexity of mysteries with dense characters and plot, instead being rather light, they’re informative, as much as about life in 12th C England as about human nature. By casting Cadfael as an older man with worldly experience, Peters gives him wisdom and insight into people around him, both good and bad. 

As in the first book, A Morbid Taste for Bones, Cadfael provides a fatherly protection to a young couple in difficult if not desperate straits. He’s clever and crafty, able to persuade people to act as though their actions were their idea in the first place. He’s manipulative but not malicious, always looking for the good in people and doing his best to be fair. 

I’m enjoying the series even though I’ve read only two so far, and hope to read more. 

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readingelli's review

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mysterious

4.0


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auntbopp's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

eggp's review against another edition

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3.0

Monk in the middle
a spare body in a ditch
love is in the air.

bibliothecarivs's review against another edition

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5.0

A memorable medieval tale that I truthfully found to be much more a well-crafted story of honor, life and friendship than a traditional murder mystery. Cadfael is a character for the ages.

laurasullivan's review

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adventurous mysterious relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

essie_may's review

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5.0

Кадфаэль из лав

jnelsontwo's review against another edition

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dark lighthearted mysterious reflective relaxing tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

m_delaney's review

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

joeyisreading's review against another edition

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mysterious medium-paced

2.5