A Poultice for A Healer

A Poultice for A Healer

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Penguin Putnam
Isaac of Girona's daughter postpones her wedding after he's summoned to aid the Bishop during his time of illness. But he must also put his detective skills to use when a stranger arrives at the palace with an urgent message for the Bishop, and dies before he can deliver it...

Baker & Taylor
Isaac of Girona's daughter is forced to postpone her wedding when her father is summoned to assist the Bishop during his illness, but Isaac is forced to put his sleuthing talents to work when a messenger arrives at the palace with an urgent message for the Bishop, but dies before he can deliver it, in a mystery set against the backdrop of medieval Spain.

Blackwell North Amer
It was to be a joyous occasion. Raquel, daughter of blind Jewish physician Isaac of Girona, was preparing to marry - but now her father has been summoned to aid the Bishop of Girona, felled by illness at his diocesan summer palace. So Raquel has reluctantly agreed to postpone the wedding - and her betrothed, Daniel, seems even more disappointed. To keep Daniel busy while he waits, his uncle the glovemaker, sends him to the seaport of Sant Feliu de Guixols to negotiate for rare dyes, beads, and exotic fur trimmings. He is not the only one there with an interest in the shipment. A wealthy Girona bootmaker has sent the newest member of his household, Jacob, as well. But after their arrival, a predatory fleet descends on the harbor. And after the pirates plunder the docks, Jacob disappears, and a worsening storm makes any search for him futile.
Soon afterward, Isaac is confronted with a wounded man who arrives at the palace, claiming to have an urgent message for the bishop - a message that remains undelivered as he succumbs to his injuries and dies in spite of Isaac's best efforts to revive him. And before these puzzles can be unraveled, the residents of Girona will face a shocking surprise - and truths that some would prefer had remained hidden.

Baker
& Taylor

Summoned to assist the Bishop during his illness, Isaac of Girona is forced to put his sleuthing talents to work when a messenger arrives at the palace with an urgent message for the Bishop, but dies before he can deliver it.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2003
ISBN: 9780425191927
0425191923
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ROE
Characteristics: 306 p. ;,22 cm.

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Jan 25, 2016

Quite an interesting mystery in this story, with several young men claiming to be relations of the local Jewish cabinet maker.
I really like Isaac's daughter and was happy to see her with a large role in this book. Her fiance David also figures largely in the solution to this story.

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