Too predictable for my taste!
I like the characters and the historical setting, both of which are well portrayed by the author, but the theme of a monastery mystery based on a book is getting a little stale for me. I was enthralled with Umberto Eco's The name of the Rose, the first book in my knowledge to tie murders within monastery walls with the reading of a particular book. Then C.J. Samson has given a whole new interpretation to the Apocalypse in her Revelation as applied to a series of gruesome murders. That's why, after the first few chapters of The Monastery Murders, I knew exactly where the author was going and how the crimes would be solved. And that's never a good thing when it comes to murder mysteries 🙁