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Ariana Franklin is the pen name of British author Diana Norman (1933-2011), who writes historical fiction novels. She writes the Mistress of the Art of Death and Makepeace Hedley series. Ariana began her career working as a journalist and was the youngest reporter on Fleet Street. After marrying film critic Barry Norman, she discovered her journalism career didn’t mix with his work. It was because of that she became a mother in the English countryside, continuing to write whenever and whatever she could.

Ariana Franklin became a published author in 1980 with the novel Fitzempress’ Law as Diana Norman. She adopted the Ariana Franklin nom de plume in 2006 with the novel City of Shadows. The novel was nominated for a Barry Award for Best Novel. Below is a list of Ariana Franklin’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Makepeace Hedley Books


A Catch of Consequence(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taking Liberties(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sparks Fly Upward(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mistress Of The Art Of Death Books


The Mistress of the Art of Death(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Serpent's Tale(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Relics of the Dead(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Murderous Procession(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Fitzempress' Law(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King of the Last Days(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Morning Gift(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughter of Lir(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate Queen(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vizard Mask(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shores of Darkness(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Royal(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Shadows(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Siege Winter(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Stately Ghosts of England(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Road from Singapore(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terrible Beauty: A Life of Constance Markievicz, 1868-1927(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Makepeace Hedley series, the non-fiction book Terrible Beauty and the standalone novels Fitzempress’ Law, King of the Last Days, The Morning Gift, Daughter of Lir, Pirate Queen, The Vizard Mask, Shores of Darkness and Blood Royal were written as Diana Norman.

The Siege Winter is co-authored by Samantha Norman. The Serpent’s Tale was also published as The Death Maze. Relics of the Dead is also known as Grave Goods. A Murderous Procession is also titled The Assassin’s Prayer.

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  • Teresa Maiden

    Grave Goods should be added to the MotAoD series

    • http://www.8amBeerPong.com Graeme

      It’s already on there as Relics of the Dead. (One of those books that have multiple titles)