Tag Archives: Ariana Franklin

Favorite Book(s)/Scenes: The Vizard Mask

Before Ariana Franklin started her Mistress of the Art of Death historical mystery series, she wrote excellent historical fiction novels under her real name of Diana Norman. I found out about Diana Norman from Jayne at Dear Author a long, … Continue reading

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Grave Goods, Ariana Franklin

Grave Goods (Mistress of the Art of Death Series) by Ariana Franklin (2009) is the third book in the series followed by Mistress of the Art of Death and The Serpent’s Tale. The series is told in third person but … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Grave Goods (Mistress of the Art of Death) by Ariana Franklin

I’ve had some real life stuff going on that has delayed my plans to have a review up for this book on its release day. My apologies. I am working on it. Meanwhile, I will go ahead and offer up … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'The Serpent's Tale' by Ariana Franklin

The Serpent’s Tale (2008) by Ariana Franklin is the follow-up to last year’s Mistress of the Art of Death. The third person narrative follows forensic investigator Dr. Adelia Aguilar, whose job it is to unearth the clues that only “the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin

City of Shadows (2006) by Ariana Franklin revisits the story of Anna Anderson, a young Polish woman, who had claimed in real life to be the long lost daughter of Russia’s last czar. While many people embrace the notion that … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin, published Feb 2007, is a medieval mystery and the start of a new series, featuring medieval forensic investigator, Dr. Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar of Salerno. The story is told in … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Blood Royal by Diana Norman

I really enjoyed Blood Royal by Diana Norman. It ranks right up there with The Vizard Mask as another brilliant read. The story follows Lady Cecily Fitzhenry, whose life changes dramatically after an ill-fated decision that leaves her penniless and without any political connections … Continue reading

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