Ariana Franklin was the award-winning author of Mistress of the Art of Death and the critically acclaimed, bestselling medieval thriller series of the same name, as well as the twentieth-century thriller City of Shadows. She died in 2011, while writing The Siege Winter. Samantha Norman is Ariana Franklin's daughter. A successful feature writer, columnist, and film critic, she lives in London.
"Norman and Franklin excel . . . in this richly researched,
female-driven historical mystery. "--Library Journal
" Both harsh and lovely, this novel seizes you from the first page, heart and soul, and doesn't let go!"--Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Chalice
"One of the most compelling, suspenseful mysteries I've read in years."--New York Times bestselling author Sharon Kay Penman (on Mistress of the Art of Death)
"Vivid and engaging...succeeds brilliantly as both historical fiction and crime thriller. [A] terrific book...with a dozen twists."--Diana Gabaldon, Washington Post (on Mistress of the Art of Death)
Praise for Grave Goods: "Richly detailed, almost indecently thrilling."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review (on Grave Goods)