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Ariana Franklin - Relics ​of the Dead
Combining ​the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of medieval fiction, New York Times-bestselling author Ariana Franklin returns with the third title in the Mistress of the Art of Death series. England, 1176. Beautiful, tranquil Glastonbury Abbey – one of England's holiest sites, and believed by some to be King Arthur's sacred Isle of Avalon – has been burned almost to the ground. The arsonist remains at large, but the fire has uncovered something even more shocking: two hidden skeletons, a man and a woman. The skeletons' height and age send rumors flying – are the remains those of Arthur and Guinevere? King Henry II hopes so. Struggling to put down a rebellion in Wales, where the legend of Celtic savior Arthur is particularly strong, Henry wants definitive proof that the bones are Arthur's. If the rebels are sure that the Once and Future King will not be coming to their aid, Henry can stamp out the insurgence for good. He calls on Adelia Aguilar, Mistress of the Art of Death, to examine the bones. Henry's summons comes not a moment too soon, for Adelia has worn out her welcome in Cambridge. As word of her healing powers has spread, so have rumors of witchcraft. So Adelia and her household ride to Glastonbury, where the investigation into the abbey fire will be overseen by the Church authorities – in this case, the Bishop of St. Albans, who happens also to be the father of Adelia's daughter.

Ariana Franklin - A ​Murderous Procession
Adelia ​is back in this thrilling fourth installment of the Mistress of the Art of Death series. In 1176, King Henry II sends his daughter Joanna to Palermo to marry his cousin, the king of Sicily. Henry chooses Adelia Aguilar, his Mistress of the Art of Death, to travel with the princess and safeguard her health. But when people in the wedding procession are murdered, Adelia and Rowley must discover the killer's identity . . . and whether he is stalking the princess or Adelia herself.

Ariana Franklin - Grave ​Goods
Combining ​the best of modern forensic thrillers with the drama of medieval fiction, New York Times-bestselling author Ariana Franklin returns with the third title in the Mistress of the Art of Death series. England, 1176. Beautiful, tranquil Glastonbury Abbey - one of England's holiest sites, and believed by some to be King Arthur's sacred Isle of Avalon - has been burned almost to the ground. The arsonist remains at large, but the fire has uncovered something even more shocking: two hidden skeletons, a man and a woman. The skeletons' height and age send rumors flying - are the remains those of Arthur and Guinevere? King Henry II hopes so. Struggling to put down a rebellion in Wales, where the legend of Celtic savior Arthur is particularly strong, Henry wants definitive proof that the bones are Arthur's. If the rebels are sure that the Once and Future King will not be coming to their aid, Henry can stamp out the insurgence for good. He calls on Adelia Aguilar, Mistress of the Art of Death, to examine the bones. Henry's summons comes not a moment too soon, for Adelia has worn out her welcome in Cambridge. As word of her healing powers has spread, so have rumors of witchcraft. So Adelia and her household ride to Glastonbury, where the investigation into the abbey fire will be overseen by the Church authorities - in this case, the Bishop of St. Albans, who happens also to be the father of Adelia's daughter.

Ariana Franklin - The ​Serpent's Tale
The ​follow-up to Mistress of the Art of Death- in the national bestselling series hailed as "the medieval answer to Kay Scarpetta and the CSI detectives." When King Henry II's mistress is found poisoned, suspicion falls on his estranged queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. The king orders Adelia Aguilar, expert in the science of death, to investigate-and hopefully stave off civil war. A reluctant Adelia finds herself once again in the company of Rowley Picot, the new Bishop of St. Albans...and her baby's father. Their discoveries into the crime are shocking- and omens of greater danger to come.

Ariana Franklin - Mistress ​of the Art of Death
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...

Ariana Franklin - A ​cambridge-i vérvád
1170 ​Anglia. A gyermekek nagy veszélyben vannak… 1170-ben cudar idők jártak Angliára. Az uralkodó, II. Henrik, akinek birodalma Skócia határától a Pireneusokig terjedt, alattvalói körében nagy népszerűségnek örvendett. Nem így az egyház és a nemesség köreiben. Henrik móresre tanította a lázadó nemességet, de nagy árat fizetett azért, hogy ujjat húzott a pápával és saját papságával. Ebben a viszályban még a korábbi lordkancellárja és bizalmasa, a canterburyi érsek is szembe fordul vele. A király, aki sohasem tűrte a lázadást, rémisztő haragra gerjed. Márpedig amikor Henrik dühbe gurul, rendszerint emberek halnak meg körülötte. Ezúttal Becket Tamás, Canterbury érseke terül el holtan a saját katedrálisában. Ezzel működésbe lép a dominóelv, s az egymást követő összetűzéseknek, tragikus eseményeknek egyre tágabb körből kerülnek ki az áldozatai. Így válik 1170 amolyan ordítozós esztendővé az angol történelemben. Felordított egy király, hogy szabadítsák meg az érsekétől. Ordítottak a canterburyi szerzetesek, amikor lovagok loccsantották ki érsekük agyvelejét. Ordított a pápa, bűnbánatra szólítva és kiközösítéssel fenyegetve a királyt. És messze Cambridge-től felordított egy gyermek. Aztán még egy. És még egy. És... A hír futótűzként terjed: a gyermekeket keresztre feszítették. Ergo: ki más is tehette volna, mint a zsidók, akik Jézus Krisztust is megfeszítették. A zsidók, akikről egyesek tudni vélik: azért szoktak halálra kínozni keresztény gyerekeket húsvétkor, hogy ki­ csorgó vérüket belekeverjék rituális pászkáikba. Tovább dőlnek hát a dominók: az egyház és a felbőszített nép azt követeli a királytól, hogy űzze ki a zsidókat a keresztények közül. Henrik olyan alaposan adóztatta a zsidóit, ahogyan egy gazda feji a teheneit, mégsem akadt a földkerekségen uralkodó, aki méltányosabban bánt volna velük. Most sem nyugszik bele a semmivel sem igazolt vádba. Parancsára titokban, zarándoknak öltözve három ember indul Cambridge-be, hogy kiderítsék az igazságot: Nápolyi Simon, a bölcs zsidó, Adelia, a salernói doktornő, a holtak orvosa, és védelmezőjük, a szaracén Manszur…

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