Posts Tagged ‘Medieval’

The Apothecary Rose

October 17, 2012

Author: Candace M. Robb

Title: The Apothecary Rose

Genre: Historical Mystery

Publication Date: 1993

Number of Pages: 256 pages

Setting: Great Britain

Time Period: 1363

Series: Owen Archer Mysteries, 1

Plot Summary: Owen Archer,  a former Captain of the Archers, turned spy and masquerades as an apothecary apprentice; all in order to discover who murdered two pilgrims at York and for what reason.

Subject Headings: Archer, Owen, 14th Century, Civilization-Medieval- England

Appeal Terms:

suspenseful, murder investigation, authentic, tangled relationships, detailed settings, poison, 14th Century England, religion, Medieval culture, pilgrimages

3 Best Appeal Terms:

  • suspenseful
  • authentic
  • detailed

Similar Fiction Authors:

  • The Nightingale Gallery by P.C. Doherty;1991 (historical mystery series, Medieval Great Britain)
  • The Last Templar by Michael Jecks; 1995 (14th Century, historical murder mysteries, Knights Templar)
  • A Shrine of Murders by C. L. Grace: 1993 (15th Century Great Britain, woman protagonist, Medieval murder mystery series)

Similar Nonfiction Authors:

  • The Lust for Blood: Why We are Fascinated by Death, Murder, Horror and Violence by Jeffery A. Kottler; 2010                                                                                                 For those readers who say “why am I reading murder mysteries when I am squeamish about blood?” you aren’t alone. This scientific book takes a hard and gritty look at why people continue to be infatuated  with blood and violence, starting with the gladiators of Rome all the way to popular culture figures such as zombies and vampires. (science, gritty, from the ancients to contemporary times)
  • Dead and the Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I and the dark scandal that rocked the throne by Chris Skidmore :2011                                                                                              For readers that like to know if any of these murders were even possible, try some true crime from the 16th Century. Written as an exploratory study of the death of Anne Robsart using forensics, science and history buffs should enjoy this little hidden gem (16th Century Great Britain, true crime, journalistic, compelling)
  • Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes by Bertram Fields: 1998                                                                                                                                                         Here’s another forensic mystery that might change the history books. This one has no resolution, but for those who like cold cases, this is bound to be interesting.  (true crime, 15th Century Great Britain, forensics)

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