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Review of "The Serpent's Tale" by Ariana Franklin

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The Serpent's Tale
by Ariana Franklin

Penguin Audio
Audio CD
$39.95 Suggested Retail Price

In this sequel to "Mistress of the Art of Death", our Medievel forensic scientist Adelia Aguilar is summoned by King Henry II to investigate the murder of his mistress, Rosamund Clifford. The prime suspect is none other than Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Adelia rejoins with Rowley Picot, the bishop of Saint Albans and the father of her baby, to investigate. They begin at the home of the victim, a tower inside a foreboding maze, only to be captured by Eleanor and her co-conspirators who are hiding in a nunnery, waiting for spring to launch their rebellion against Henry. But the evil continues to spread, as more murders are committed. Aldelia knows they're all connected, but the circumstances make it difficult to investigate.

If you liked "Mistress of The Art of Death", you'll enjoy "The Serpent's Tale". Its always interesting to see someone apply such imagination to the lives of historic figures like Henry and Eleanor.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our February, 2008 issue.

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Mistress of the Art of Death
by Ariana Franklin
Penguin Audio
ISBN: 978-0-14-314188-4

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