A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #1

Ellis Peters

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fiction crime historical mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

213 pages | first published 1977

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The "irresistible" and "compelling" first novel in the historical mystery series featuring a Welsh Benedictine monk in the twelfth century (The Washington Post). A Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in western England, Brother Cadfa...
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Moods

mysterious 88%
lighthearted 36%
adventurous 22%
reflective 22%
relaxing 16%
funny 11%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%
dark 5%
tense 5%
emotional 2%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 27%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Plot: 40% | Character: 13%

Strong character development?

No: 48% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 77% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 3%

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3.69

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