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Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
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Oct 21, 09

bookshelves: mysteries
Read in October, 2009

This is an intricate and enjoyable mystery set in the dark ages of Britain during Henry 2's rule.

The main character is a female pathologist who studies the causes of death.

And no, it doesn't always work. There's the occasional bit thrown in to show that she's fighting against the odds in a chauvinistic world, but really, she's too modern a character to be completely believable.

On the other hand there's lots of action, adventure, and forensics, which I like.
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Kristen Northrup Have you read Instance of the Fingerpost? It's similar and super good.


message 2: by S (new) - rated it 3 stars

S I'll have to try it.

I have a lot of historical mysteries on my shelves. I love them.


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