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Sharan Newman

Author of Death Comes as Epiphany

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About the Author

Sharan Newman is a medieval historian and author. She took her Master's degree in Medieval Literature at Michigan State University and then did her doctoral work at the University of California at Santa Barbara in Medieval Studies, specializing in twelfth-century France. She is a member of the show more Medieval Academy and the Medieval Association of the Pacific. Newman has done research at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the centre National de la Recherche Scientifique France Meridionale et Espagne at the University of Toulouse and the Institute for Jewish History at the University of Trier, as well as many departmental archives. show less

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Works by Sharan Newman

Death Comes as Epiphany (1993) — Author — 479 copies
The Devil's Door (1994) 307 copies
Guinevere (1980) 242 copies
The Wandering Arm (1995) 222 copies
Strong as Death (1996) 208 copies
The Difficult Saint (1999) 204 copies
To Wear the White Cloak (2000) 185 copies
Cursed in the Blood (1998) 182 copies
The Chessboard Queen (1983) 135 copies
Heresy (2002) 132 copies
Guinevere Evermore (1985) 127 copies
The Outcast Dove (2003) 123 copies

Associated Works

Death's Excellent Vacation (2010) — Contributor — 819 copies
Sisters in Fantasy 2 (1996) — Contributor — 186 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunits (1993) — Contributor — 138 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures (2005) — Contributor — 98 copies
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Contributor — 97 copies
Invitation to Camelot (1988) — Contributor — 96 copies
Death Dines at 8:30 (2001) — Contributor — 85 copies
Past Lives, Present Tense (1999) — Contributor — 73 copies
The Sunken Sailor (2004) — Contributor — 31 copies
Murder Most Divine: Ecclesiastical Tales of Unholy Crimes (2000) — Contributor — 24 copies
More Murder, They Wrote (1999) — Contributor — 23 copies


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A2Zhunter | 17 other reviews | Dec 16, 2022 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
What interested me about this book was not just the history of Melisende the queen but more rather where she came from, the Crusader County of Edessa. The majority of histories of the Crusades do not cover Edessa in any detail and usually just with the comment that it was the first Crusader state to fall. This book however goes into much more detail so we can better understand how Melisende became who she was thus providing a perspective not often seen.
surly | 17 other reviews | Dec 13, 2021 |
Meh. 2 and a half stars. [a:Margaret Frazer|57428|Margaret Frazer|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1356051263p2/57428.jpg] does it better in her Dame Frevisse mysteries.

The elements of medieval religious life were not very well integrated, and the key character and plot turns happened so quickly that it felt rather superficial to me.

Disappointing overall.
VictoriaGaile | 12 other reviews | Oct 16, 2021 |
JvST | 1 other review | Jan 14, 2021 |



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Anne Perry Contributor, Introduction
Elizabeth Foxwell Contributor
Leonard Tourney Contributor
Peter Lovesey Contributor
Steven Saylor Contributor
Maan Meyers Contributor
Gillian Linscott Contributor
Edward Marston Contributor
Jan Burke Contributor
Michael Coney Contributor
Barbara Paul Contributor
M. J. Trow Contributor
Troy Soos Contributor
Alanna Knight Contributor
Michael Pearce Contributor
Laurie R. King Contributor
Edward H. Hoch Contributor
Lynda S. Robinson Contributor
Ken Kuhlken Contributor
Carola Dunn Contributor
Kate Ross Contributor
Paul Sledzik Contributor
Andrew M. Greeley Contributor
Eileen Kernaghan Contributor
William Sanders Contributor
Laura Frankos Contributor
Maureen Jennings Contributor
Sharyn McCrumb Contributor
Harry Turtledove Contributor
Peter Robinson Contributor
Margaret Coel Contributor
H. R. F. Keating Contributor
Robert Barnard Contributor
Antonia Fraser Introduction
Nancy Kress Contributor
Laura Joh Rowland Contributor
Dianne Day Contributor
Sarah Smith Contributor
William F. Wu Contributor
Edward D. Hoch Contributor
Stanley Martucci Cover artist
Cheryl Griesbach Cover artist
Nadia May Narrator
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