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Ariana Franklin - Author


Ariana Franklin was born in Devon and, like her father, became a journalist. Having invaded Wales dressed in combat uniform with the Royal Marines for one of their military exercises, accompanied the Queen on a royal visit, missed her own twenty-first birthday party because she had to cover a murder, she married, almost inevitably, another journalist. At this point she decided that staying married was a good idea so she abandoned her career in national newspapers and settled down in the country to bring up two daughters, study medieval history and write. Ariana was the author of the acclaimed, award-winning Mistress of the Art of Death series. She passed away in 2011.

Author photo © Mary Jane Russell

If you like Ariana Franklin you might also like to read books by Cassandra Clark, Alys Clare and Susanna Gregory.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Ariana Franklin

Winter Siege by Ariana Franklin
Winter Siege
Ariana Franklin
The sad loss of this lovely author brought a fine medieval series featuring Adelia Aguilar to a close but this stand-alone, unfinished manuscript was left. Her daughter, Samantha, decided to finish it. It is impossible to know where Ariana finishes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
Winter Siege by Ariana Franklin
Winter Siege
Ariana Franklin
The sad loss of this lovely author brought a fine medieval series featuring Adelia Aguilar to a close but this stand-alone, unfinished manuscript was left. Her daughter, Samantha, decided to finish it. It is impossible to know where Ariana finishes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Assassin's Prayer : Mistress of the Art of Death 4 by Ariana Franklin
The Assassin's Prayer : Mistress of the Art of Death 4
Ariana Franklin
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. The anatomist Adelia Aguilar accompanies a young Princess Joanna, daughter of Henry II, and her huge entourage on a thousand mile, corpse-filled journey across Europe to marry the King...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2011
The Assassin's Prayer by Ariana Franklin
The Assassin's Prayer
Ariana Franklin
Another fabulous historical mystery featuring Adelia Aguilar from The Mistress of the Art of Death series. Franklin always provides plenty of rich historical detail as well as believable, scandalous, roguish characters. Brilliant. Mistress of the Art of Death...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2010
Relics of the Dead by Ariana Franklin
Relics of the Dead
Ariana Franklin
March 2010 Book of the Month. This is the third in a seriously good medical crime series starring a feisty heroine, anatomist Adelia Aguilar. The first (a must read),
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/03/2010
The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin
The Death Maze
Ariana Franklin
Ariana Franklin was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2009 - the prize awarded for an author's body of work. A very special historical murder mystery and a wonderful follow-up to her prize-winning Mistress of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2009
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Mistress of the Art of Death
Ariana Franklin
Recent winner of the CWA’s Ellis Peters’ Historical Dagger award, a tale of murder in mediaeval Cambridge. A very special book for although I did pick out the killer and his helper about half way through, it didn’t detract from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2008
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Mistress of the Art of Death
Ariana Franklin
Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award 2007.A medieval thriller about a serial killer, this is just as brutal as any modern day psycho thriller and the lead character is an absolute joy. Adelia Aguilar is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2007

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