Mistress of the art of death: Mistress of the Art of Death Series, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(2)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
Description
A chilling, mesmerizing novel that combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the detail and drama of historical fiction. 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. The Italian doctor chosen for the task is a young prodigy from the University of Salerno. But her name is Adelia-the king has been sent a mistress of the art of death. Adelia and her companions-Simon, a Jew, and Mansur, a Moor-travel to England to unravel the mystery of the Cambridge murders, which turn out to be the work of a serial killer, most likely one who has been on Crusade with the king. In a backward and superstitious country like England, Adelia must conceal her true identity as a doctor in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she is assisted by Sir Rowley Picot, one of the king's tax collectors, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. Rowley may be a needed friend, or the fiend for whom they are searching. As Adelia's investigation takes her into Cambridge's shadowy river paths and behind the closed doors of its churches and nunneries, the hunt intensifies and the killer prepares to strike again . .
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780399154140
9781101206751
9781415936993
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8aa671f9-9bf0-8cc8-8dc3-6bd52731c29e
Grouping Title mistress of the art of death
Grouping Author franklin ariana
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-11-12 22:44:03PM
Last Indexed 2019-11-12 23:41:03PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Ariana Franklin
author_display Franklin, Ariana
available_at_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description

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.

format_catalog Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 8aa671f9-9bf0-8cc8-8dc3-6bd52731c29e
isbn 9780399154140
9781101206751
9781415936993
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000276713 35192035732324 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Frankli 1 false false On Shelf GH
ils:CARL0000276713 35192035732290 Bellevue - Adult Fiction Fiction Frankli 1 false false Checked Out BL
ils:CARL0000276713 35192035625908 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Frankli 1 false false On Shelf MN
overdrive:26f623a0-08f8-4894-ae28-f1efc9224568 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:a59109df-40af-4fa4-96e0-6a45279f6123 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
itype_catalog
Book
last_indexed 2019-11-13T05:41:03.407Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Frankli
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue
Bellevue Kids
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 9780399154140
publishDate 2007
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000276713 Book Books English Putnam, 2007. 384 p. : map ; 24 cm.
overdrive:26f623a0-08f8-4894-ae28-f1efc9224568 eBook eBook English Penguin Publishing Group 2007
overdrive:a59109df-40af-4fa4-96e0-6a45279f6123 eAudiobook Audio Books English Books on Tape 2007
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000276713 35192035732324 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000276713 35192035732290 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000276713 35192035625908 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:26f623a0-08f8-4894-ae28-f1efc9224568 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:a59109df-40af-4fa4-96e0-6a45279f6123 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
series Adelia Aguilar
series_with_volume Adelia Aguilar|1
subject_facet Historical fiction, English
Suspense fiction, English
title_display Mistress of the art of death
title_full Mistress of the Art of Death Mistress of the Art of Death Series, Book 1
Mistress of the art of death / Ariana Franklin
title_short Mistress of the art of death
title_sub Mistress of the Art of Death Series, Book 1
topic_facet Fiction
Historical Fiction
Historical fiction, English
Literature
Mystery
Suspense fiction, English