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Grave Goods - Ariana Franklin
Grave Goods
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Combining the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of medieval fiction, New York Times - bestselling author Ariana Franklin returns with the third title in the Mistress of the Art of Death series.England, 1176. Beautiful, tranquil Glastonbury Abbey -- one of England's holiest sites,... show more
Combining the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of medieval fiction, New York Times - bestselling author Ariana Franklin returns with the third title in the Mistress of the Art of Death series.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. Are the skeletons - height and age send rumors flying - the remains those of Arthur and Guinevere? King Henry II hopes so. Struggling to put down a rebellion in Wales, where the legend of Celtic savior Arthur is particularly strong, Henry wants definitive proof that the bones are Arthur's. If the rebels are sure that the Once and Future King will not be coming to their aid, Henry can stamp out the insurgence for good. He calls on Adelia Aguilar, Mistress of the Art of Death, to examine the bones. Henry's summons comes not a moment too soon, for Adelia has worn out her welcome in Cambridge. As word of her healing powers has spread, so have rumors of witchcraft. So Adelia and her household ride to Glastonbury, where the investigation into the abbey fire will be overseen by the Church authorities - in this case, the Bishop of St. Albans, who happens also to be the father of Adelia's daughter.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399155444 (0399155449)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Mistress of the Art of Death (#3)
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Community Reviews
susanw610
susanw610 rated it
Another Aariana Franklin's Adelia mystery. Great mystery and story. Love these novels and will miss them.
DP9
DP9 rated it
So sad to know there is only one more of this series to read.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
Fairly typical medieval mystery. Enjoyable, I had no complaints; no totally glaring anachronisms. I found the justifications for an intelligent woman to be working as an investigator in the middle ages to be acceptable. However, I can't say that the plot was truly remarkable or memorable. I'd read m...
Tina's Reading Books
Tina's Reading Books rated it
3.0
In this installment, Henry sends Adelia to Glastonbury to verify that a pair of skeletons found in a fissure in the earth that was opened after an earthquake are actually Arthur and Guinevere. The Welsh believe that Arthur is still living in Avalon with plans to return them to glorious freedom and ...
carey
carey rated it
This is a series that's getting better as it goes on. Great historical detail without being overdone.
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