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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Community Reviews

summary of 190 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

mysterious 100%
adventurous 20%
dark 20%
reflective 20%
relaxing 20%
funny 10%
hopeful 10%
lighthearted 10%
sad 10%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 40%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 50% | Character: 33% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 28%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

Average rating

3.81