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Mistress of the art of death

Author: Ariana Franklin
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sent to medieval Cambridge in order to exonerate Jewish prisoners with financial ties to King Henry I, University of Salerno medical examiner Adelia struggles to avoid being accused of witchcraft and discovers that the killer may be a former crusader.
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Investigation
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ariana Franklin
ISBN: 9780399154140 0399154140 9780593056486 0593056485
OCLC Number: 70803419
Awards: CWA Ellis Peters Award, 2007.
Description: 384 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ariana Franklin.
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In Cambridge, a child has been murdered and other children are missing. A renowned investigator, Simon, is recruited. He arrives in town accompanied by a young woman, Adelia. Adelia's investigation  Read more...

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Excellent historical mystery with well-developed characters

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2013-04-10) Excellent Permalink

In 1171, Simon Menahem of Naples, Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar, and Adelia's servant Mansur are summoned from their homes in sunny Salerno to the chilly clime of Cambridge, England, to uncover the monster who has brutally murdered four small children, all of whose deaths have been blamed...
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