Download or Read eBook Mistress of the Art of Death PDF written by Ariana Franklin and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-02-06 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Mistress of the Art of Death by : Ariana Franklin
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.
Download or Read eBook Death and the Maiden PDF written by Samantha Norman and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2020-10-20 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Death and the Maiden by : Samantha Norman
“Superb...an appropriate homage”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times The much-anticipated final installment in Ariana Franklin’s popular Mistress of the Art of Death historical mystery series, finished by the author’s daughter after her death. England. 1191. After the death of her friend and patron, King Henry II, Adelia Aguilar, England’s vaunted Mistress of the Art of Death, is living comfortably in retirement and training her daughter, Allie, to carry on her craft—sharing the practical knowledge of anatomy, forensics, and sleuthing that catches murderers. Allie is already a skilled healer, with a particular gift for treating animals. But the young woman is nearly twenty, and her father, Rowley, Bishop of Saint Albans, and his patron, the formidable Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, have plans to marry Allie to an influential husband . . . if they can find a man who will appreciate a woman with such unusual gifts. When a friend in Cambridgeshire falls ill, Allie is sent to Ely, where her path will cross with Lord Peverill, a young aristocrat who would be a most suitable match for the young healer. But when Allie arrives, all is chaos. A village girl has disappeared—and she’s not the first. Over the past few months, several girls from the villages surrounding Ely have vanished. When the body of one of the missing is discovered, Allie manages to examine the remains before burial. The results lead her to suspect that a monstrous predator is on the loose. Will her training and her stubborn pursuit of the truth help her find the killer...or make her the next victim? A richly detailed, twisty thriller, Death and the Maiden is historical mystery at its finest—and a superb final episode in Ariana Franklin’s much-loved, much-acclaimed series.
Download or Read eBook Relics of the Dead PDF written by Ariana Franklin and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-11-24 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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'An exhilarating whodunit and my favourite book of the year.' TESS GERRITSEN 1176- The monks of Glastonbury have discovered two skeletons buried in their graveyard - one is tall, like that of a warrior, the other small and delicate. Are these the remains of King Arthur and Guinevere? On hearing of the discovery, King Henry II demands evidence that the legendary Arthur is dead - he needs to stop his belligerent Welsh subjects believing that their Once and Future King will return to lead them against him. So, he calls upon his Mistress of the Art of Death, the anatomist Adelia Aguilar, to examine the bones. But someone doesn't want the skeletons identified - and is prepared to kill in order to prevent it... 'Franklin is one of the very best creators of medieval whodunits.' GUARDIAN ________ Readers are captivated by Relics of the Dead: 'Brilliantly executed and with edge-of-your-seat suspense' ***** 'The history is skilfully woven into the racing story . . . Thoroughly enjoyable' ***** 'The attention to detail is superb, and will certainly keep you enthralled and entertained' *****
Download or Read eBook The Assassin's Prayer PDF written by Ariana Franklin and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-07-08 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Assassin's Prayer by : Ariana Franklin
'I'd like to crown Ariana Franklin Queen of the Historical Mystery!' TESS GERRITSEN The King of England has called upon his Mistress of the Art of Death - anatomist and doctor Adelia Aguilar - to accompany 10-year-old Princess Joanna on her thousand-mile journey to marry the King of Sicily. They must take with them the legendary sword Excalibur. And so Adelia sets sail with the golden princess and her lavish party of nobles, musicians, servants, laundresses, grooms, luggage and treasure. But when members of the procession begin to die and it looks as though Adelia is to blame, there are dangerous accusations of witchcraft. Meanwhile one traveller, armed with a brilliant disguise and a personal vendetta, has been watching Adelia all too closely. This secret assassin wants her dead . . . but he wants her to suffer first. 'An excellent medieval mystery, full of colour and tension' CHOICE ________ Readers are enthralled by The Assassin's Prayer: 'Great characters and a gripping plot packed full of historical detail' ***** 'Masterly . . . A mixture of history, mystery, a poignant romance and a gripping plot' ***** 'A totally engrossing medieval tale' *****
Download or Read eBook A Murderous Procession PDF written by Ariana Franklin and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Tess Garritsen calls this one "my favorite book of the year!" In 1176, King Henry II sends his daughter Joanna to Palermo to marry his cousin, the king of Sicily. Henry chooses Adelia Aguilar to travel with the princess and safeguard her health. But when people in the wedding procession are murdered, Adelia and Rowley must discover the killer's identity, and whether he is stalking the princess or Adelia herself.
Deep mid-winter, 1173, and an assassin is on the loose ... Since solving a case of child murder using her forensic skills, King Henry II has decided to keep Adelia Aguilar in England. At Henry's court, terrible things are happening. Queen Eleanor is not only stirring up revolt against her husband, but rumour has it that she has also poisoned the King's favourite mistress, Rosamund Clifford. In a race against time to prove Eleanor's innocence, Adelia is recruited to help.
Download or Read eBook A Murderous Procession PDF written by Ariana Franklin and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2010-04-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis A Murderous Procession by : Ariana Franklin
Joanna, the youngest of King Henry's daughters, is on her way to marry William II, king of Sicily. The journey will be long and dangerous, so Henry sends the only doctor he trusts—Adelia Aquilar, who is just as gifted with the living as she is with the dead. Usually, Adelia would be eager to visit her homeland, but Henry insists she leave her daughter in England as insurance she'll return. Adelia takes out her bitterness on Rowley, her former lover and Henry's most loyal man. Rowley is along for protection because a princess travelling with a fortune in jewels and gold is a tempting target, especially when among the treasures is the great sword Excalibur. Henry has decided to give it to his future son-in-law and greatest ally—to keep it from his ambitious sons. But the scheming of princes is nothing compared to a madman who seeks revenge because he blames Adelia for his lover's death...
Book Synopsis The Serpent's Tale by : Ariana Franklin
The follow-up to Mistress of the Art of Death- in the national bestselling series hailed as "the medieval answer to Kay Scarpetta and the CSI detectives." When King Henry II's mistress is found poisoned, suspicion falls on his estranged queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. The king orders Adelia Aguilar, expert in the science of death, to investigate-and hopefully stave off civil war. A reluctant Adelia finds herself once again in the company of Rowley Picot, the new Bishop of St. Albans...and her baby's father. Their discoveries into the crime are shocking- and omens of greater danger to come.
Download or Read eBook Genreflecting PDF written by Diana Tixier Herald and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2019-05-24 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Genreflecting by : Diana Tixier Herald
Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. Next to author, genre is the characteristic that readers use most to select reading material and the most trustworthy consideration for finding books readers will enjoy. With its detailed classification and pithy descriptions of titles, this book gives users valuable insights into what makes genre fiction appeal to readers. It is an invaluable aid for helping readers find books that they will enjoy reading. Providing a handy roadmap to popular genre literature, this guide helps librarians answer the perennial and often confounding question "What can I read next?" Herald and Stavole-Carter briefly describe thousands of popular fiction titles, classifying them into standard genres such as science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, and mystery. Within each genre, titles are broken down into more specific subgenres and themes. Detailed author, title, and subject indexes provide further access. As in previous editions, the focus of the guide is on recent releases and perennial reader favorites. In addition to covering new titles, this edition focuses more narrowly on the core genres and includes basic readers' advisory principles and techniques.