Mistress of the Art of Death

Mistress of the Art of Death


Adelia is a forensic doctor, or mistress of death, who hails from Salerno and is called to Cambridge to solve the mystery of several heinous child murders. The year is 1170, however, and a woman doctor, and a foreigner at that, is not well received. With a long list of possible madmen, Adelia must hurry before the killer strikes again, even while a romance blooms between her and one of the suspects.

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin is both smart and fast-pasted, with a well rounded-out main character who pulls the story and reader along.


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5 Responses to Mistress of the Art of Death

  1. Pingback: Ariana Franklin’s New Book « Sadie-Jean’s Book Blog

  2. Noemi larrondo says:

    What are the themes portrayed in this novel?

  3. Jo Manning says:

    The Serpent’s Tale is even better than Mistress of the Art of Death! I found MOTAOD tough going in the beginning — but it got much, much better — this one is terrific from page one.

    Adelia’s adventures continue as she’s brought in by King Henry II to investigate the murder of his mistress, Rosamund Clifford. Between books one and two she has consummated her affair with the delicious Rowley Clifford and had a child with him. Alas, alas, Rowley has become a Bishop and their love is now not to be…

    But, read on! Don’t want to spoil the plot for you, but there are more murders, more intrigue, excellent characters, and a nice insight into the relationship of Henry and his estranged and problematic queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

  4. sadiejean says:

    Thanks for the tip! I hope to read The Serpant’s Tale soon, it sounds great!

  5. Pingback: The Serpent’s Tale « Sadie-Jean’s Book Blog

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