Book Reviews of A Draught for a Dead Man (Isaac of Girona, Bk 6)

A Draught for a Dead Man (Isaac of Girona, Bk 6)
A Draught for a Dead Man - Isaac of Girona, Bk 6
Author: Caroline Roe
ISBN-13: 9780425193082
ISBN-10: 042519308X
Publication Date: 11/2003
Pages: 336
Rating:
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4.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Blind Jewish physician Isaac of Girona accompanies the beautiful Bonafilla and her family from Girona to Perpignan to attend her arranged wedding to David Bonhujes, the brother of Isaac's physician friend Jacob. The author knows her pre-Expulsion Spain intimately and, after a leisurely opening, the action arrives with a breathless rush. In Perpignan, Isaac finds himself unexpectedly busy ministering to the nearly dead Arnau Mara, a Christian nobleman and shipowner, who's escaped to Jacob's home after being jailed for plotting to run contraband. Mara can't legally reside in the call, the Jewish ghetto. When his enemy suspects Mara's alive, he plants a rumor that the mysterious patient is a heretic; a priest who discovers the rumor is false pays the price with his life. Meanwhile, Bonafilla has a roving eye for Felip, a dashing but dishonest Christian. When David learns of Bonafilla's recklessness, he threatens to cancel the wedding. Isaac must find out who was responsible for having Mara jailed and concocted the story that he was a Cathar. Fortunately, Isaac is as capable as David proves wise. The ending will leave readers feeling as warmly content as the members of the joyous wedding party.
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I like this series - this one was a little pat but but a nice genial read
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In this sixth genial medieval mystery from Canadian author Roe (A Potion for a Widow; Remedy for Treason; etc.), blind Jewish physician Isaac of Girona accompanies the beautiful Bonafilla and her family from Girona to Perpignan to attend her arranged wedding to David Bonhujes, the brother of Isaac's physician friend Jacob. The author knows her pre-Expulsion Spain intimately and, after a leisurely opening, the action arrives with a breathless rush. In Perpignan, Isaac finds himself unexpectedly busy ministering to the nearly dead Arnau Marca, a Christian nobleman and shipowner, who's escaped to Jacob's home after being jailed for plotting to run contraband. Marca can't legally reside in the call, the Jewish ghetto. When his enemy suspects Marca's alive, he plants a rumor that the mysterious patient is a heretic; a priest who discovers the rumor is false pays the price with his life. Meanwhile, Bonafilla has a roving eye for Felip, a dashing but dishonest Christian. When David learns of Bonafilla's recklessness, he threatens to cancel the wedding. Isaac must find out who was responsible for having Marca jailed and concocted the story that he was a Cathar. Fortunately, Isaac is as capable as David proves wise. The ending will leave readers feeling as warmly content as the members of the joyous wedding party.
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I'm a hugh fan of Caroline Roe and this book in the Isaac of Girona series did not disappoint. It's very special to be entertained and be taught some history.