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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Mistress of the Art of Death: Ariana Franklin

This book was so !@#%ing good (engrossing, suspenseful, scary & vivid) that I actually had to remove the book from my bedroom and stash it safely in the front room before I could go to sleep last night!

It's a CSI story that takes place in the 12th century. The main character, Adelia, is a doctor, sent from Salerno to solve a crime at a time when there are no female doctors in England. Henry II is a character, and I do love the Plantagenets...

The mystery is genuinely scary, and the secrecy of the investigation adds extra tension.

Cracking good fun!

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  • And its plot was superbly suited to the time and place, too. I may have to rethink my doubts about historical crime fiction.

    Detectives Beyond Borders
    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

    By Blogger Peter, at 2:32 AM  

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