Cain's Jawbone by Torquemada, E. Powys Mathers

Cain's Jawbone

Torquemada, E. Powys Mathers

fiction crime mystery mysterious reflective medium-paced

100 pages | first published 1934

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Six murders. One hundred pages. Millions of possible combinations... but only one is correct. Can you solve Torquemada's murder mystery? In 1934, the Observer's cryptic crossword compiler, Edward Powys Mathers (aka Torquemada), released a novel th...
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Summary of 141 reviews

Moods

challenging 91%
mysterious 91%
adventurous 18%
tense 18%
dark 16%
reflective 11%
informative 4%
funny 3%
sad 3%
emotional 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

slow 62%
medium 24%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 47% | A mix: 28% | N/A: 15% | Character: 8%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 57% | N/A: 26% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 38% | N/A: 26% | No: 26% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 24% | N/A: 17% | Yes: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 25% | No: 15%

Average rating

3.95

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