fiction crime mystery mysterious medium-paced

293 pages | first published 2005

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Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Mo...
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Moods

mysterious 93%
reflective 30%
dark 17%
emotional 15%
tense 15%
funny 14%
lighthearted 14%
adventurous 12%
relaxing 12%
sad 8%
hopeful 7%
challenging 4%
inspiring 3%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 23%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Plot: 26% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 17%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.74

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