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Devilyn (Emily)
"Medieval England. A hideous murder. Enter the first female anatomist..."

Its 1171, and there has been a murder of a child in Cambridge. King Henry sends for a renowned Italian investigator, to help find the killer. What he gets is Adelia, his very own Mistress of the Art of Death.

I loved this book. It might be about a horrible series of murders, based on the very real disappearance of a little boy in Cambridge,but at times this book just made me laugh. The characters were great, and i couldnt h
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Jillian
Jul 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has been following me. I see it at the bookstore, and always stop to flip through it. I see it on people's TBR lists on goodreads, and then, read their reviews after they've finished it. It was so damn persistant that finally I gave in.

This has so much going for it. Here's the recipe: Combine The Canterbury Tales with a truly horrific murder mystery involving the murders of children. Add in a colorful cast of characters and suspects, a plucky, ahead of her time female doctor/coroner
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Kristal
Apr 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Set during the 12th century, you are introduced to Adelia, a "doctor to the dead". Dispatched by the King of Italy from the University of Salerno to medieval Cambridge to investigate the gruesome death of four children, Adelia is forced to hide her true identity and attempt to blend in with the provincial English folk.

There are a number of other characters involved in the investigation and each is slowly with just the right amount of suspense to keep you guessing as to who the actual killer is.
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Karmen
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
great to read this book a second time. Adelia is a great character as is 12th century England. Only thing missing is some background and/or explanation of the killers' motivation or psyche.

appreciated the death of the main killer at the hands or rather teeth of the dogs.
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