Saturday, July 21, 2007

A good though gruesome read

"Mistress of the Art of Death", Arianna Franklin Very good but involving some horrid murders of children - so be warned; but set in Cambridge in 1100 with two Italians sent to investigate the deaths. The pathologist happens to be a woman who although rare in Italy it is accepted but in England it is quite shocking. There were some nice nuances in the interpersonal relationships and not everything comes easily. I had a hard time putting it down.

2 comments:

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

Oh to read again! I miss the days of reading a book a day. Maybe I'll make time for this one.

Two Mittens said...

I just finished A Map of the World. A tragic tale, but beautifully written.
Hey, I just read a book! Hooray for me!