fiction historical mystery mysterious medium-paced

583 pages | first published 2006

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Autumn, 1541: King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as ...
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Summary of 611 reviews

Moods

mysterious 80%
adventurous 73%
dark 53%
informative 43%
tense 43%
reflective 26%
challenging 23%
sad 16%
emotional 6%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 34%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Plot: 38%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 22% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.08

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