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), Mistress of the Art of Death, won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Historical First Novel prize, the Ellis Peters Award, and this is even better. It concerns the discovery of two skeletons at Glastonbury whom some believe are Arthur and Guinevere, but some are prepared to kill to keep their identity secret. It is riveting stuff. Highly recommended.
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...
'Almost indecently thrilling New York Times Franklin is one of the very best creators of medieval whodunits writing today' Guardian
'Feisty and delightful series heroine... easy, enjoyable summer reading' Literary Review
Publication date: 18/03/2010
Publisher: Bantam Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||18th March 2010|
|Publisher:||Bantam Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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 ...More About Ariana Franklin