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The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Anne Perry

Anne Perry on The Sheen on the Silk   I wanted to try something different and challenging, and yet still within the categories of historical fiction, and mystery. I felt it must be set in a place and time which gripped my imagination, … see full wiki

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
2 reviews about The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel
review by . June 06, 2010
13th Century Byzantium, the famed city of Constantine, which was sacked decades ago by Venice during the Crusades. Into the milieu of a once great civilization struggling to regain its former glory, comes Anna Zarides, posing as a eunuch in hopes of discovering the fate of her beloved brother, accused of murder and sent into exile. Anna is a skilled physician, and she slowly establishes a successful practice ministering to upper and lower classes alike. Before long she is enmeshed in the deadly …
review by . May 11, 2010
Although I have never read a book by Anne Perry before this one I know that she has a large and loyal following who love her Victorian era mysteries.In this book she makes a departure and has chosen 13th Century Constantinople as the backdrop for "Sheen On Silk", her latest novel. I was ready to see what this author had to offer and was looking forward to reading the book. I tried to make headway and "get into" this book several times and kept putting it down in favor of some other, more tantalizing …
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