Reviews for Mistress of the art of death

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The fascinating details of early forensic science and medieval politics combine in Ariana Franklin's Mistress of the Art of Death (Putnam. 2007. ISBN 978-0-399-15414-0. $29.95), selected as the best mystery for its engaging characters, deft use of historic detail, and striking plot. Taking advantage of religious strife and the disarray caused by the Crusades, a serial killer of children is busy counting his victims. Dr. Adelia Aguilar of Salerno, called to solve the crimes, must match wits with a brutal villain, while navigating the rules of the church, the town, and the crown. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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