If you’ve been following along since the last posting here; just an update. I chose the Art of Death series by Ariana Franklin. This is not an Agatha Christie read a like. So why did I chose it? Well, to be honest, I was in the mood for a little change. This is a “page-turner”with some detailed violence and much less detailed romance. The unlikely heroine is a female medical examiner, Adelia Aguilar. Adelia relocates under interesting circumstances to medieval Cambridge during the reign of Henry II. While certainly not a British “cozy”, the violence is not gratitious and Adelia is a complicated character. The Franklin series is only four mysteries in length and begins with “The Mistress of the Art of Death”.
Ariana Franklin is the pseudonym for Diana Norman who also wrote historical fiction and historical romances under her own name.