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Yksi ruumis liikaa, by Ellis Peters

katenetz's review against another edition

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3.0

A really clever mystery! Also, unlike many murder mysteries, I couldn't figure out who was the "good" guy and who was the "bad" guy until 4/5 of the way through the book. Very interesting.

galueth28's review against another edition

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

5.0

deedee63's review against another edition

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mysterious fast-paced

4.5

wayward_knight's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious

4.25

mariastorky's review against another edition

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

5.0

meiklejohn's review against another edition

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dark emotional informative mysterious reflective 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

bowienerd_82's review against another edition

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4.0

A short and fairly straightforward book (as mysteries go), but the historical setting (1138, with the backdrop of the civil war between Stephen and Maud) totally makes the book.

tlsouthard's review against another edition

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4.0

Thoroughly enjoyed. Br. Cadfael is a creation to be proud of. Warm, at home both in the monastery and in the world, he is a complex character. Will read more of these this year, for sure.

fdallachy's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

I'm afraid I never fully engaged with this book. I was expecting it to be a mystery/detective story and, although that is the case a little, it's a very small part of the book. More than mystery, the story concerns Cadfael sheltering two young people who are in danger, trying to help them escape from the forces that would do them harm. There's nothing wrong with this story, but I didn't find it particularly interesting and so I skim read quite a lot of the book looking for a detective plot which never really materialised! I might have given it a higher rating if I knew what roughly to expect going in.

devafagan's review against another edition

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The whole series is wonderful, but I love this book particularly because it introduces Hugh Beringar, the crafty, ambitious but principled young fellow who is both Cadfael's ally and opponent in this book.