fiction crime historical mystery dark mysterious medium-paced

286 pages | first published 1980

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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 401 reviews

Moods

mysterious 100%
adventurous 31%
hopeful 21%
relaxing 21%
reflective 15%
dark 10%
funny 10%
lighthearted 10%
emotional 5%
sad 5%
tense 5%

Pace

medium 45%
slow 40%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Plot: 25% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 17%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 43% | It's complicated: 6%

Average rating

3.84

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