A Poultice for a Healer by Caroline Roe
(Chronicles of Isaac of Girona)

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Isaac of Girona's daughter postpones her wedding after he's summoned to aid the Bishop during his time of illness. But he must also put his detective skills to use when a stranger arrives at the palace with an urgent message for the Bishop, and dies before he can deliver it...
 

About Caroline Roe

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Caroline Roe is the pseudonym of acclaimed mystery author Medora Sale. She is a graduate of the prestigious Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. This is her sixth novel in the medieval mystery series featuring blind physician Isaac of Girona, which also includes A Potion for a Widow, Solace for a Sinner, An Antidote for Avarice, Cure for a Charlatan, and Remedy for Treason.
 
Published November 4, 2003 by Berkley Hardcover. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Bishop is concerned, and so is Isaac, a true healer who, with the help of Raquel and his apprentice Yusuf, soon finds himself identifying foreign accents, sniffing at henbane and other toxic brews, interrogating a notary and his apprentice who unwisely revealed the contents of various wills, ...

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Canadian author Roe offers another intricately plotted tale (after 2002's Draught for a Dead Man ) of Isaac of Girona.

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Isaac, the blind Jewish physician, is called to the bedside of the Bishop of Girona, who has fallen ill at his summer palace at Sant Feliu de Guixols.

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As Isaac uses the eyes and ears of his family to find the poisoner, the reader also gets caught up in the Jewish versus Christianity conflict that swept the Mediterranean during that time.

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In 1354 medieval Spain, Bishop Berengeur de Cruilles trusts Isaac the blind Jewish physician so when he falls ill, he summons the man to care for him.

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