Review: One Corpse too Many

One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #2)One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A good, entertaining read, perhaps a bit naïve by modern standards, but rife with excellent historical details, and sleuthing in medieval England.

Peters does a good job of further developing the character of Brother Cadfael, enriching him with a credible past and a place within the brethren. The writing is relatively clean, if a bit precious from time to time, but that is mostly a reflection of an earlier prose style, and mores, from the 20th century.

If you’re looking for an escapist read in historical fiction, the Cadfael series may very well be your ticket.

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