A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #1

Ellis Peters

fiction crime historical mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

263 pages | first published 1977

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In 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for his Benedictine order. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales, where they find the villagers passio...
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Moods

mysterious 88%
lighthearted 36%
adventurous 22%
reflective 22%
relaxing 16%
funny 11%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%
dark 5%
tense 5%
emotional 2%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 27%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Plot: 40% | Character: 13%

Strong character development?

No: 48% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 77% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 3%

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