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Remedy For Treason (Chro. Adventures of the Bishop Of Girona's Jewish physician, a 14th-century doctor with important patients and a nose for wrong-doing.

Remedy For Treason (Chro. Book 1. Remedy For Treason. Struggling to save his patie.

Remedy for Treason (Chronicles of Isaac of Girona)Mass Market Paperback. While Isaac is treating Berenguer de Cruilles, Bishop of Girona, a fatally poisoned man comes to warn the bishop of others' treachery. The wedding of Isaac's daughter, Racquel, must be postponed until Daniel, the bridegroom, can sail to Mallorca to learn whether a newly arrived herbalist is an imposter. Much of the book's interest lies in the way Isaac uses his knowledge of physiology and herbs, as well as his senses of smell and taste, to analyze the contents of the sometimes poisonous mixtures he encounters.

Remedy for Treason (Chronicles of Isaac of Girona). From Publishers Weekly. Canadian author Roe's solid eighth entry in her series to feature blind Jewish physician Isaac of Girona (after 2003's A Poultice for a Healer) satisfies more as a historical novel than as a whodunit

Remedy for Treason (Chronicles of Isaac of Girona). Canadian author Roe's solid eighth entry in her series to feature blind Jewish physician Isaac of Girona (after 2003's A Poultice for a Healer) satisfies more as a historical novel than as a whodunit. In the spring of 1355, Isaac's comfortable household in Spain is shaken when his young Muslim apprentice, Yusuf Ibn Hasan, obeys a summons by a powerful relative, the emir of Granada, to return to Granada. Long thought missing by the emir's court, Yusuf soon narrowly avoids a number of attempts on his life.

Chronicles of Isaac of G. .found in the catalog. Are you sure you want to remove Remedy for Treason (Roe, Caroline. Chronicles of Isaac of Girona. from your list? Remedy for Treason (Roe, Caroline. Struggling to save his patients from the plague, and avoiding the even greater danger of his wife's temper, Isaac discovers that pestilence isn't the city's only killer. A nun dies in the public baths. Then it is revealed that she is not a nun at all, but an attendant to the queen-in nun's disguise.

Used availability for Caroline Roe's Remedy for Treason. May 1998 : USA Library Binding.

Struggling to save his patients from the plague, and avoiding the even greater danger of his wife's temper, Isaac discovers that pestilence isn't the city's only killer. Then it is revealed that she is not a nun at all, but an attendant to the queen in nun's disguise. The Bishop of Girona calls upon Isaac to help determine the strange circumstance of her death-and the purpose of her deception. Used availability for Caroline Roe's Remedy for Treason.

Caroline Roe is the pseudonym of acclaimed mystery author Medora Sale. She is a graduate of the prestigious Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. This is her sixth novel in the medieval mystery series featuring blind physician Isaac of Girona, which also includes A Potion for a Widow, Solace for a Sinner, An Antidote for Avarice, Cure for a Charlatan, and Remedy for Treason.

Her books as Caroline Roe are Remedy for Treason (1998), Cure for a Charlatan (1999), An Antidote for Avarice (1999), Solace for a Sinner (2000), A Potion for a Widow (2001), A Draught for a Dead Man (2002), A Poultice for a Healer (2003), and Consolation for an Exile. 2004) Roe has been a president of Crime Writers of Canada and of the international board of Sisters in Crime

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The first installment in a series of medieval medical mysteries features Isaac, a blind Jewish physician in fourteenth-century Spain, who steps into the path of a plot to destroy the monarchy while the plague rages across Europe. Original.

This copy was printed in 1998. I purchased it "used". It must be out of print now. Weird, because it is a great read! I was insane to start it last night at bedtime. Could not close it and put it down until I was more than half-way through it. If you like the historical fiction, this is your book! If you have visited Catalunya, especially Girona and Barcelona, this is your book. Q: How did I discover it? A: A quiz on FunTrivia.com. Will definitely try to find Roe's other books on the blind physician, Isaac of Girona.
I bought this favorite book for a friend; it's the first in a series favorite.
Learning about several different cultures and having a well-written story, too, made this book a great read.
Remedy for Treason manages to combine an engrossing plot and sympathetic characters with a fascinating historical setting. Roe definitely succeeded in making me want to learn more about medieval Spain and the complexities of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish coexistence there. To my mind, the book had only two weaknesses. First, like another reviewer, I was somewhat puzzled by the religious infractions committed by ostensibly pious Jewish characters, who (for example) not only consume non-kosher food and wine with gusto, but also violate the Sabbath day by writing. Second, I agree with other reviewers that the sinister villain was a little dorky. Still, I greatly enjoyed Roe's first Isaac of Girona novel, and I definitely plan to read more of her medieval mysteries.
"Remedy for Treason" is set in the small town of Girona, Spain in 1353. Isaac, the blind Jewish physician is asked by the Bishop of Girona to investigate why a nun died in the public baths. Along the way we meet his family and a young Moor (Yusef) with a very big secret. Medora Sales who writes under the pseudonym of Caroline Roe has a PhD in medieval history and this makes for a rich, evocative tale.

Isaac is a very intelligent if introspective man and this along with his strong moral compass make him a perfect investigator (in the eyes of the political Bishop of Girona). They very quickly determines that the woman who died isn’t really a nun because she still has her long red locks and no nuns have gone missing from the local nunnery. She is in fact one of the Queen’s attendants in disguise. No one seems to know exactly what she was doing or how she ended up dead in the baths but Isaac is suspects he has stumbled across a conspiracy to bring down the monarchy.

Although I enjoyed all the characters, I very quickly developed a soft spot for the cheeky Yusef. He has undergone significant hardship and tragedy in his short years. Others would have been crushed by it but he has emerged as a resourceful and determined boy. Watching him find his place in Isaac’s household was delightful.

If you are in the mood for fast action, then you really need to look elsewhere. The pace is leisurely and the mystery is interrupted by flashbacks, realistic religious tensions and Isaac’s domestic dramas. Isaac’s investigative technique involves questioning people, meditating on the information and carefully forming a hypothesis. With a book like this, the journey to the solution is far more important than the solution itself.

This is one series that I keep coming back to over the years. I think I have read this book and the others at least a dozen times as I love immersing myself in 14th century Spain.
This book never seems to get a flow going. Admittedly historical mysteries are not my preference, however I can appreciate a good book no matter what the context. I have read a couple of Brother Cadfael books and this is not in the same league at all. I almost always finish a book, especially with a book that I bought. With this one however, I put it down permanently about halfway in.
The primary problem of this book, is that it is extremely tedious to read due to the author's writing style. She continually switches from one scene to the next. That's a common practice in books, however she never really catches in a scene before she switches to the next one. Nor do all the scenes really apply to the overall story (I didn't finish the book, but discussed it with others in a book group, and they confirmed this thought). Rather than creating a page turner, wondering whats happening in a parallel storyline, you find yourself disinterested.
The other issue I have with this book, is both the number of characters that are extraneous, and the multiple names that the author uses for an individual character. She'll refer to a character by their first name, then their last name, and later by their title. With the skipping from scene to scene this process makes it hard to follow who a given character is.
This may seem overcritical, but I think the flow of the story plays a large part in whether you like a book or not. The story itself isn't awful, but I couldn't hold on due to the tedious nature of the book.
This being the first book of her series, Caroline Roe may have worked these issues out with her later novels, but I would definitely pass on this one.
This debut is set in 1353 Girona, Spain, and feature Isaac, a blind Jewish physician. Isaac is trying to save his patients from the plague as the story opens. When a nun is found dead in the public baths, the Bishop of Girona calls on Isaac to investigate the death. The Bishop trusts Isaac's discretion, intelligence, and ability to move among Girona's populace. What Isaac discovers is that nothing is as it seems.
This debut by Roe is an excellent entry into the historical mystery genre. Isaac is a believable and likable character, Roe's characterizations of even the minor chararacters are well drawn. Roe does not overwhelm her readers with historical minutiae that impedes her story, but gives enough history to satisfy those of us who prefer our history wrapped in a mystery. This PBO is only the first in a planned series. It and the series deserve a wide audience.