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Since solving a particularly nasty case of child murder using her forensic skills, Adelia Aguilar is deemed too valuable to send back to the School of Medicine in Salerno. Instead, King Henry II has decided to keep her in England. This is bad news for Adelia – in 12th-century England women doctors are regarded with great suspicion. So, with her illegitimate child, Adelia is forced to live and practise in the secrecy of Cambridgeshire’s fenland. But 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. It isn’t easy. An assassin is at large and so is Queen Eleanor with an army of supporters.

Adelia has never faced greater danger. The armies that might cause civil war lie behind her. The icy winds of a dreadful winter blow around her. And ahead she must brave the thorns of the impenetrable labyrinth that surrounds Fair Rosamund’s tower, and decipher the mystery of the dead woman who lies frozen within.

©2008 Ariana Franklin (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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  • Sandra
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 23-01-18

I just love the way Franklin writes

Another wonderfully written mystery....and I didn’t see it coming. What more could you ask.
It is very descriptive with olde world language at times. I like that, but maybe not everyone’s cup of tea.

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  • liz
  • Bury, United Kingdom
  • 26-12-15

Well read and written

The main character is great.
Story not as strong as the first novel, but narrator gets it just right.

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