Monday, August 29, 2011
So there I was, doing some catchup reading of Bookshelves of Doom, when I read, much to my horror, of the death of Ariana Franklin. In January! I don't know how I missed this, but it's very sad. Ariana Franklin's real name was Diana Norman, and she wrote a series that I absolutely loved: The Mistress of the Art of Death. I reviewed A Murderous Procession last year. They're wonderfully written, rich books, full of beautiful language and incredible historical detail. And I could never figure out who did it, no matter how hard I tried. She always got me! She's left us with some truly wonderful books. I highly recommend them.