Books by Ariana Franklin

Ariana Franklin is the pseudonym of a well-known author of historical novels. Her first historical thriller, City of Shadows (formerly, The House of Special Purpose) will be published in the spring by William Morrow in the US and Penguin Books of Canada.


THE SIEGE WINTER by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"This thoroughly captivating tale was begun by celebrated historical novelist Franklin, who died before its completion, and completed seamlessly by her journalist daughter, Norman."
Franklin (A Murderous Procession, 2010, etc.) and Norman draw a tale of intrigue and violence from the Anarchy, the 12th-century struggle over the right to rule England between Stephen of Blois and Empress Matilda.Read full book review >
GRAVE GOODS by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2009

"A well-researched, colorful, sometimes comical and often engaging mystery, although the series is beginning to show more signs of familiarity than freshness."
The third volume in a successful British historical criminal-investigation series sees its heroine attempting to authenticate the bones of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Read full book review >
THE SERPENT’S TALE by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2008

"A warm, promising continuation of the series."
Medieval forensic specialist Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar returns to action in the second installment in Franklin's historical series (Mistress of the Art of Death, 2007). Read full book review >
MISTRESS OF THE ART OF DEATH by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A potentially winning formula, delivered with panache. "
CSI meets The Canterbury Tales. Read full book review >
CITY OF SHADOWS by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Entertaining enough when not stating the historically obvious."
Murder mystery meets historical enigma in pre-Nazi Era Berlin. Read full book review >