Mistress of the Art of Death (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 6, 2007 - Fiction - 432 pages
110 Reviews
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.
  

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Wonderful storytelling. - LibraryThing
The first is the well-rounded characterizations. - LibraryThing
And no rushed endings! - LibraryThing
There was a bit of a love story to it too. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - TyUnglebower - LibraryThing

This book wasn't terrible, but it was disappointing in a few ways. I am willing to overlook some anachronisms in historical fiction. Especially for this time period. Some are harder to ignore. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - tnociti - LibraryThing

Immediately engrossing mystery following the murder of children in 12th Century Cambridge. Jews have been accused and to protect them from the angry Christian townspeople, they have been put under the ... Read full review

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Ariana Franklin is a former Fleet Street reporter who lives in Hertfordshire, England.

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