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by Ariana Franklin

eBook Mistress of the Art of Death download ISBN: 0553818007
Author: Ariana Franklin
Publisher: Bantam; paperback / softback edition (2008)
Language: English
Pages: 512
ePub: 1280 kb
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Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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Читать онлайн - Franklin Ariana. Ariana Franklin Mistress of the Art of Death The first book in the Mistress of the Art of Death series, 2007Frontmatter map by Red Lion TO HELEN HELLER, MISTRESS OF THE ART OF THRILLERS One ENGLAND, 1171Here they come. From down the road we can hear harnesses jingling and see dust rising into the warm spring sk. ilgrims returning after Easter in Canterbury.

The first book in the Mistress of the Art of Death series, 2007. Frontmatter map by Red Lion. To helen heller, Mistress of the art of thrillers.

When Christian children are being kidnapped and murdered in 12th century Cambridge, England, Adelia is sent to seek out the truth, and hopefully absolve the Jews being blamed for the crimes, before the townspeople take matters into their own hands. The first book in the Mistress of the Art of Death series, 2007.

Ariana Franklin is the pen name of British writer Diana Norman. I have read the detractors of Franklin's work who claim women didn't think like MIstress of the Art of Death - that the attitudes portrayed are anachronistic. A bestselling author and former journalist, she lives in England with her husband, the film critic Barry Norman. Series: A Mistress of the Art of Death Novel (Book 1). Paperback: 420 pages. They may be right but as historians reveal more and more women who thought great things and made great advances behind the scenes in the field of math and science and art I don't think we can be sure. Pilgrims returning after Easter in Canterbury. Tokens of the mitered, martyred Saint Thomas are pinned to cloaks and hats-the Canterbury monks must be raking it in. They’re a pleasant interruption in the traffic of carts whose drivers and oxen are surly with fatigue from plowing and sowing. These people are well fed, noisy, exultant with the grace their journey has gained them. But one of them, as exuberant as the rest, is a murderer of children. God’s grace will not extend to a child-killer.

Ariana Franklin, however, knows her medieval history. The story is a page-turner as well, and the world Franklin describes is richly and accurately drawn, and manages to dispel many of the myths about medieval life that too many people have.

He was young and desperate. Prior Geoffrey is dying and has nowhere to lay his head. Lend us your cart in the name of Go. The whole cavalcade had watched him quarreling with his brother monks over. where their prior should spend his last earthly minutes, the other two preferring the prioress's open traveling catafalque, or even the ground, to the covered cart of heathenish-looking peddlers.

But this terrific book does both, and does it with a cast of characters so vivid and engaging that you& be happy to read about them even if they weren& on the track of a sexually depraved serial child-murderer

But this terrific book does both, and does it with a cast of characters so vivid and engaging that you& be happy to read about them even if they weren& on the track of a sexually depraved serial child-murderer Mistress of the Art of Death. Название: Mistress of the Art of Death. Автор: Franklin Ariana.

Author: Ariana Franklin.

Mistress of the Art of Death. Author: Ariana Franklin. When Christian children are being kidnapped and murdered in 12th century Cambridge, England, Adelia is sent to seek out the truth, and hopefully absolve the Jews being blamed for the crimes, before the townspeople take matters into their own hands.

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Scream_I LOVE YOU
Overall, I liked Ariana Franklin's style and voice. The crime was gruesome and the outcome of the investigation was predictable, but the investigation was interesting and made for enjoyable reading. There was an element of romance, which I found distracting to the story. I'm not opposed to romantic entanglements in a mystery novel, but this one was jarring and seemed to take the reader out of the central story. The romance could have been pulled out completely without detracting from the novel, at all. In fact, I think it would have been better. Also, if I had to read the main character's full name one more time, I'd have completely lost my mind. Once or twice, I could understand, but every time she rattled off "Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar" I wanted to scream. Adelia was sufficient. The ending, too, was unpleasant in that, while the rest of the book was written in third person, the narrative viewpoint switched for the last two pages. Knowing that the romantic relationship continues in some form throughout the series, becoming apparently even more angst ridden, if the summaries can be trusted, kills my interest in continuing.
Cherry The Countess
The first of a trilogy, this novel, set in sexist, superstitious England in the 1100s, supposes how a brilliant medical forensic investigator -- who happens to be a woman educated in one of the few universities in Europe to allow women to train as doctors -- manages to ply her trade despite the prejudices against women and science/education in general. She must find loyal allies and must devise careful subterfuges to cover for her brilliance and accuracy in a world where women are killed as witches for merely being herbal healers or outsiders.

Chock full of Henry II history, murders, superstitions, mysterious diseases, incompetent military men,
escapes and pursuits, and such an appealing, spunky, clever main character, you'll for sure go on to the next 2 books.
Unirtay
This story has many of my favorite story components - a murder mystery, a setting in medieval England (12th century), and an engaging female protaganist. She is a talented and rare "mistress of the art of death" - the medieval version of a forensic pathologist. The time and place come alive in the hands of this author, and characters are dimensional and consistently interesting. The story is sprinkled with remarks and conversations in Latin, old English, and a few other languages too, which is wonderfully fun. This is story is really quite delightful - very well written, no anachronisms in speech, culture, actions, or intentions. And it's such a clever mystery - you are left guessing right up until the killer is caught. Very deftly written with themes well woven. One learns about that era, place, as well as the Crusades. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!
Dead Samurai
I have often read reviews that say things like "fully imagined" - and I think the phrase these days is "world-builing prose." However you say it - Ariana Franklin does it. She has created a world of characters some of whom appeal, some of whom disgust, but each one is someone you feel know - in the case of the scary guys perhaps too well. I have read the detractors of Franklin's work who claim women didn't think like MIstress of the Art of Death - that the attitudes portrayed are anachronistic. They may be right but as historians reveal more and more women who thought great things and made great advances behind the scenes in the field of math and science and art I don't think we can be sure. It is clear that women as far back as we can look sometimes eschewed marriage in order to function in ways married women were denied - check out the great abbesses. In any case - if you love the middle ages and a fascinating cast in a compelling story you will love this book. I have read it once and listened to it again - because there's a wonderful audio version.
Fordrekelv
The best historical novels drop you in another time and place and make you feel as though you're living in that time. Not just for the purposes of the story-at-hand (the love triangle, the mystery to be solved, etc.), but the day-to-day life of people, both ordinary and extraordinary. Amazon kept urging me to buy this book base on the other historical mysteries I've liked (Brother Cadfael, anyone?), and my only regret is that I waited so long.

Our setup: It's 12th Century Europe, and King Henry II is irked: Someone has accused the Jews of Cambridge of killing children, the Jews are hiding out, and he can't borrow money with which to run the kingdom. So Henry asks his contact in Italy -- where they train the best people -- to send an experienced investigator (who happens to be Jewish) along with what, today, we'd call a forensic examiner. Or, in this case, a doctor who specializes in looking at dead bodies.

Except our heroine happens to be female, because this is a unique period in history when women in Salerno might be trained as doctors, and Adelia is the best at her job. Accompanied by Mansur, the Muslim eunuch, they arrive in Cambridge to learn the truth of the children's deaths and to find the culprit. With, of course, plenty of candidates as the bad guy.

Yes, at first this seems like an implausible scenario, but Franklin makes it work. Deliciously. The storytelling is phenomenal, the characters utterly believable, and I didn't want to put the book down. I've already put the follow-on books in my shopping cart. This is so very easy to recommend.