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

    • 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.

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    Mistress of the Art of Death: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    In medieval England, four children have been murdered, and the townsfolk blame their Jewish neighbors. The doctor chosen to investigate is a woman, Adelia. As she examines the victims and retraces their last steps, she must conceal her true identity in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she's assisted by Sir Rowley Picot, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. A former Crusader knight, Rowley may be a needed friend - or the fiend for whom they are searching.

    Irenehope says: "History-Mystery of the Year & its only March"
    History-Mystery of the Year & its only March

    Adelia is sent from Salerno to Cambridge, requested by Henry II, and ordered by the King of Sicily, to look into the deaths of several children in med..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 02 2007 by Irenehope (Gold Canyon, AZ , USA)
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    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.

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    The Serpent's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Adelia is back in action! Ariana Franklin combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the detail and drama of medieval fiction in this enthralling historical novel, the second in the Mistress of the Art of Death series.

    Lakisha says: "mediocre following"
    mediocre following

    I was disappointed in this second installment. Adelia is a strong female character in the first book, but in this one, she is reduced to whining, comp..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2009 by Lakisha (Portland, OR, United States)
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    Relics of the Dead: Mistress Of The Art Of Death 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
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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…

    Alison says: "Intriguing mystery, fascinating historical context"
    Intriguing mystery, fascinating historical context

    I love this series - this is the third of four, and I almost don't want to listen to the next, knowing that it's the last. The characters are strong a..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2012 by Alison (Wellington, New Zealand)
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    Grave Goods

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    England, 1176. Beautiful, tranquil Glastonbury Abbey - one of England's holiest sites, and believed by some to be King Arthur's sacred Isle of Avalon - has been burned almost to the ground. The arsonist remains at large, but the fire has uncovered something even more shocking: two hidden skeletons, a man and a woman. The skeletons' height and age send rumors flying - are the remains those of Arthur and Guinevere?

    Irenehope says: "Third is Second"
    Third is Second

    I loved this series from the beginning. The first was the best, and this, the third novel, is second. Number two left me unsatisfied.

    As..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2009 by Irenehope (Gold Canyon, AZ , USA)
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    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.

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    A Murderous Procession: A Mistress of the Art of Death Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ariana Franklin
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
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    National best-selling author Ariana Franklin resumes her Mistress of the Art of Death series with A Murderous Procession. In 1176, King Henry II’s daughter is set to marry the king of Sicily. But when several wedding guests are murdered during the procession, Adelia must uncover who is behind the killings and who is the killer’s real target.

    Betty says: "The end of a fantastic series?"
    The end of a fantastic series?

    I loved all four of the "Mistress of the Art of Death" books and really can't say enough wonderful things about them all. This one was different, as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2011 by Betty (Saucier, MS, United States)