One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters

214 pages first pub 1979 (editions)

fiction crime historical mystery mysterious medium-paced

Description

In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and death. Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle fall...

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Community Reviews Summary of 903 reviews

Moods

mysterious 90%
adventurous 52%
tense 26%
lighthearted 20%
reflective 20%
dark 15%
relaxing 13%
informative 11%
emotional 9%
funny 7%
hopeful 7%
challenging 5%
inspiring 5%
sad 3%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 32%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Plot: 34% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 23%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 69% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 70% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 13%

Average rating

3.88

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