A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Chronicles of Brother Cadfael

Ellis Peters

fiction historical mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

272 pages

Description

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 95%
lighthearted 22%
reflective 22%
relaxing 22%
adventurous 18%
dark 9%
hopeful 9%
tense 9%
funny 4%
informative 4%
inspiring 4%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 27%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 36% | Plot: 36% | Character: 27%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 26%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 31% | No: 31% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.7