fiction crime historical mystery mysterious medium-paced

missing page info | first published 1979

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An ingenious killer disposes of a strangled corpse on a battlefield. Brother Cadfael discovers the body, and must then piece together disparate clues--including a girl in boy's clothing, a missing treasure and a single flower--to expose a murderer...
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Summary of 526 reviews

Moods

mysterious 90%
adventurous 35%
reflective 30%
dark 25%
tense 25%
lighthearted 15%
relaxing 15%
hopeful 10%
informative 10%
challenging 5%
emotional 5%
funny 5%
inspiring 5%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 25%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 26% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 37% | No: 31% | Yes: 31%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

3.85

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