fiction crime historical mystery dark mysterious medium-paced

286 pages | first published 1980

Description

Silver Dagger Award Winner: In this medieval mystery, Brother Cadfael faces suspicion when one of his herbal ingredients is used to kill a man.Christmas 1138. Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he sudde...
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summary of 164 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

mysterious 100%
adventurous 25%
reflective 25%
relaxing 25%
dark 12%
funny 12%
hopeful 12%

Pace

slow 62%
medium 25%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 50% | A mix: 25% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Average rating

3.77