Friday, May 06, 2011

A Book in Review:Mistress of the Art of Death

Mistress of the Art of Death By: Ariana Franklin
Fiction: Mystery, History 384 pages
Book Count: 30

This book is what the TV show "Bones" would be like if it took place in 1177 England. The main character, Adelia, is a female doctor who is good with reading a body to see what killed them. She with a close Jewish male friend and her Muslin eunic are sent to England to find out who is killing the kids of a town. The townsfolk believe that it is the local Jewish population that killed the children as the story was that the first kid killed was crucified on Good Friday and found right in front of the land of one of the most prominent Jews in town. However, others were killed after the town's Jewish population were all locked in the local castle for their safety. The investigators religions (or lack of in the case of Adelia) cause the investigation to be even harder, as the town is full of mistrust for people "different" then them. And once they think one thing is solved a new problem happens. All and all a very interesting read with many unexpected twist and turns.

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