Mistress of the Art of Death
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  • 1
    The Mistress of the Art of Death: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 1 | Ariana Franklin

    The Mistress of the Art of Death: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
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    In Cambridge a child has been hideously murdered and other children have disappeared. The Jews, made scapegoats by the all-powerful Christian clergy, have been forced to retreat into the castle to avoid slaughter by angry townspeople. Henry, King of England, is displeased. The Jews provide a large part of his revenue and therefore the real killer must be found, and quickly.

    An Excellent Mystery

    A rivetting and clever mystery read quite beautifully. One of the best historic murders I have come across. Looking forward to hearing the others in t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 August 2011 by Beverley (Newbury, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Death Maze: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 2 | Ariana Franklin

    The Death Maze: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
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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 twelfth-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.

    Well read and written

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

    Reviewed on 26 December 2015 by liz (Bury, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Relics of the Dead: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 3 | Ariana Franklin

    Relics of the Dead: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On hearing of this momentous discovery, King Henry II demands evidence that the legendary Arthur is dead. So he calls upon his Mistress of the Art of Death, 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…

    Outstanding series

    Really good story telling. Compelling characters. Beautifully written, well researched, beautifully read. I wanted more.

    Reviewed on 16 December 2014 by Sophie C Butcher ()
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    The Assassin's Prayer: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 4 | Ariana Franklin

    The Assassin's Prayer: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
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    Adelia Aguilar is 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 procession 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.

    Compelling historical novel

    The 13th century came alive, I have now completed all 4 books, all as good as the first.

    Reviewed on 06 March 2014 by Glenda (Kings Langley, United Kingdom)