The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb

The Apothecary Rose

Owen Archer #1

Candace Robb with Derek Perkins (Narrator)

missing duration info Add in missing duration information first pub 1993 (editions)

fiction historical mystery adventurous mysterious slow-paced


In the year of our Lord 1363, two suspicious deaths in the infirmary of St. Mary's Abbey catch the attention of the powerful John Thoresby, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York. One victim is a pilgrim, while the second is Thoresby's ...

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mysterious 75%
adventurous 37%
dark 25%
tense 25%
funny 12%
lighthearted 12%
relaxing 12%


medium 55%
slow 33%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Plot: 42% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 22%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 33% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 37% | It's complicated: 12%

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