Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

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The supporting cast of characters is delightful, from Prior Geoffrey and his enlarged prostrate, to the down-to-earth and savvy servants Gyltha and her grandson Ulf who speak in a charming East Anglian patois.
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The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition."

In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia's investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country's churches, the killer prepares to strike again.
 

About Ariana Franklin

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Ariana Franklin is the pen name of British writer Diana Norman. A bestselling author and former journalist, she lives in England with her husband, the film critic Barry Norman.
 
Published February 6, 2007 by Berkley. 514 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Education & Reference, Crime. Fiction
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All About Romance

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Reviewed by Rike Horstmann on Nov 01 2013

...Mistress of the Art of Death is an exciting read that offers fascinating insights to little-known aspects of Medieval life and a lovable if sometimes thick-headed couple as protagonists.

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Rhapsody in Books

Above average
on Nov 04 2010

The supporting cast of characters is delightful, from Prior Geoffrey and his enlarged prostrate, to the down-to-earth and savvy servants Gyltha and her grandson Ulf who speak in a charming East Anglian patois.

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Book Chase

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Reviewed by Sam Sattler on May 24 2007

In Mistress of Death, Ariana Franklin has combined the best traits of historical fiction with the attributes of a modern day thriller and it works beautifully.

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