Mistress of the Art of Death

Mistress of the Art of Death

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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In medieval Cambridge, England, four children have been murdered. The crimes are immediately blamed on the town's Jewish community, taken as evidence that Jews sacrifice Christian children in blasphemous ceremonies. To save them from the rioting mob, the king places the Cambridge Jews under his protection and hides them in a castle fortress. King Henry I is no friend of the Jews-or anyone, really-but he is invested in their fate. Without the taxes received from Jewish merchants, his treasuries would go bankrupt. Hoping scientific investigation will exonerate the Jews, Henry calls on his cousin the King of Sicily-whose subjects include the best medical experts in Europe-and asks for his finest "master of the art of death," an early version of the medical examiner.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Books on Tape, 2007
ISBN: 9781415936993
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Landor, Rosalyn


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Sep 27, 2012

Adelia Aguilar is like Kay Scarpetta in the 1100s. Great story and great detail from the period. Loved the characters. I highly recommend the audiobook as the talented reader does the dialects etc. Really brings the characters to life. Though PW review says the romance is unnecessary, I like it. It softened Adelia a bit.

Ms_Fitz Mar 22, 2011

Powerfully narrated by Rosalyn Landor, this audiobook lifts Ariana Franklin's finely-crafted novel to a whole new level of excellence. A captivating "must-listen." Whether you enjoy historical fiction, crime drama, mystery, or romance, there is something here for everyone to love.


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