Category Archives: Ariana Franklin

Books of the month: January 2017

Pick of the month I read 11 books for the first month of the year and had a bit more variety than I normally do with one non-fiction work and a non-crime novel. Baby steps to diversity😁 I’ve found it quite difficult to … Continue reading

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Review: THE ASSASSIN’S PRAYER by Ariana Franklin

I embarked on THE ASSASSIN’S PRAYER (aka A MURDEROUS PROCESSION) somewhat wistfully. Having liked its three predecessors very much I wanted to read it but knowing it is the last in the small series gives a finality to my involvement … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime Challenge Post #2: Historical Women

To me at least the phenomenon of historical fiction which features somewhat feisty females is easily understandable. If you read much actual history, including contemporary primary sources from just about any time before the 20th Century (and a good deal … Continue reading

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Review: Relics of the Dead by Ariana Franklin

Relics of the Dead (also published as Grave Goods in the US) is the second selection for my face to face book club this month (we meet on Sunday) and I’m also counting it as my third book towards the Historical Fiction Challenge. I’ve … Continue reading

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Review: The Serpent’s Tale by Ariana Franklin

My first book to count towards this year’s historical fiction challenge was published in the US as The Serpent’s Tale and in the UK as The Death Maze. Adelia Aguilar’s second outing takes place more than a year after we … Continue reading

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Halfway Down the Stairs

OK the title really doesn’t have any relevance as this is a post about being half way through the reading year and reflecting on my favourite books so far. But I never think of the word halfway without remembering my favourite … Continue reading

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Weekly Geeks 2010-5 – Fun Author Facts about Ariana Franklin

This week’s Weekly Geeks topic asks us to 1. Choose a writer you like. 2. Using resources such as Wikipedia, the author’s website, whatever you can find, make a list of interesting facts about the author. 3. Post your fun … Continue reading

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Review: Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

I am indebted to Norman (alias Uriah) (or is it t’other way ’round?) from Crime Scraps for introducing me to this book and the rather magnificent Adelia Aguilar. As is usually the way when I fall in love with a book … Continue reading

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