A lavish, romping, corpse-filled medieval mystery featuring King Henry II's anatomist - the 'Mistress of the Art of Death'
The King of England has ordered his Mistress of the Art of Death – anatomist and doctor Adelia Aguilar – to accompany 10-year-old Princess Joanna on her thousand-mile journey to marry the King of Sicily. They must take with them the legendary sword Excalibur.
And so Adelia sets sail with the golden princess and her lavish procession of nobles, musicians, servants, laundresses, grooms, luggage and treasure. But when members of the procession begin to die and it looks as though Adelia is to blame, there are dangerous accusations of witchcraft.
Meanwhile one traveller, armed with a brilliant disguise and a personal vendetta, has been watching Adelia all too closely. He wants Adelia dead . . . but he wants her to suffer first.
Author BiographyAriana Franklin
was born in Devon and at twenty became the youngest reporter then on Fleet Street. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Mistress of the Art of Death
, The Death Maze
and Relics of the Dead,
all featuring anatomist Adelia Aguilar.
Franklin is one of the very best creators of medieval whodunits writing today,I'd like to crown Ariana Franklin Queen of the Historical Mystery!,A riveting and suspenseful story... this series is one I am already planning to start again from the beginning