Adelia Aguilar is a rare thing in medieval Europe - a woman who has trained as a doctor. Her speciality is the study of corpses, a skill that must be concealed if she is to avoid accusations of witchcraft.
But in Cambridge a child has been murdered, others are disappearing, and King Henry has called upon a renowned Italian investigator to find the killer - fast.
What the king gets is Adelia, his very own Mistress of the Art of Death.
The investigation takes Adelia deep into Cambridge; its castle and convents, and streets teeming with life. And it is here that she attracts the attention of a murderer who is prepared to kill again...
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"a vigorous evocation of medieval life in all its richness and squalor and an attention-grabbing thriller." ( BBC History magazine)
"Franklin is one of the very best creators of medieval whodunnits writing today" ( Guardian)
"Great fun! Franklin succeeds in vividly bringing the 12th century to life with this cracking good story" ( KATE MOSSE)
"A morbidly entertaining novel that outdoes the competition" ( New York Times)
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Medieval England. A hideous murder. Enter the first female anatomist...
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