Mistress of the Art of Death
The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition." In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the... show more
The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition." In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia's investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country's churches, the killer prepares to strike again.
Publish date: January 29th 2008
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Mistress of the Art of Death (#1)
As it turns out I couldn´t endure this book any longer (I´ve read 355 pages and after that I started skim reading). It´s Cambridge in the year 1171, a child has been murdered, other children have been abducted and the local Jews are being accused of the crimes. Since the Jews are important for the...
What a fantastic book! I had this in the back of my bookshelf and just kept putting off reading it. Then my mystery book club picked this one to read and I finally made myself read it. I should have done that years ago. I loved the main character Adelia. The mystery itself was horrible. I just can't...
Set in medieval Cambridge, children keep turning up dead. The local Catholics begin to blame the local Jewish community and then the local law must lock up the Jews for their own safety. However, this is not a tenable situation that can last for long. King Henry II wants to continue to receive his J...
Again, another lem for me. :( Got about 20% in and couldn't really continue.This really isn't my month in reading books :(Oh well.
This was my second historical novel, and one again I picked on recommendation. Once again, I was impressed. The story centers on Adelia, a ‘doctor of death’ on a mission from the King of Sicily to uncover a murderer in Cambridge. The idea of the novel is brilliant; Adelia is the ultimate outsider,...