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In Memory of Historical Novelist: Diana Norman

Diana Norman, who died Jan 27th, was my favorite writer when it comes to historical fiction. She had a way with words that no one can ever emulate. Her research, from what I’ve read, was meticulous. The way she used … Continue reading

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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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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: 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: A Catch of Consequence by Diana Norman

I love Diana Norman. She cannot write fast enough for me. I’ve paid good money to get her back list as she is just an awesome writer/storyteller. A Catch of Consequence by Diana Norman was a riveting read for the first 1/3rd of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Vizard Mask by Diana Norman

The Vizard Mask by Diana Norman was a captivating read from start to finish. It takes place during the Restoration Period with Charles II on the throne and ends with William and Mary of Orange on the throne. The story … 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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REVIEW: Taking Liberties by Diana Norman

Diana Norman’s second book, Taking Liberties, featuring Makepeace Burke is described this way: In the chaos of wartime Plymouth, in the early days of the American Revolution, two women come together in their search for missing loved ones. Together they … Continue reading

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