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Danger in the Wind : An Aurelia Marcella Roman Mystery
by Jane Finnis


Overview - At a small fort near York, Jovina, a senior officer's wife, invites her cousin Aurelia Marcella to a midsummer birthday party. June is a busy time at Aurelia's inn, but she accepts the invitation because Jovina's letter includes a desperate plea for help.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At a small fort near York, Jovina, a senior officer's wife, invites her cousin Aurelia Marcella to a midsummer birthday party. June is a busy time at Aurelia's inn, but she accepts the invitation because Jovina's letter includes a desperate plea for help. Aurelia assumes the danger arises from some family or personal quarrel, because the fort itself is in a peaceful district...or is it?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590588925
  • ISBN-10: 1590588924
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publish Date: December 2011
  • Page Count: 250
  • Dimensions: 8.47 x 6.78 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds

Series: Aurelia Marcella Roman (Paperback)

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Historical
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-10-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

At the start of Finnis’s well-plotted fourth whodunit set in Roman Britain (after 2008’s Buried Too Deep), feisty Aurelia Marcela, keeper of the Oak Tree Mansio inn near what is now York, receives a disturbing letter from a cousin, Jovina Lepida. Jovina, besides inviting Aurelia to her birthday party at the remote fort where her army husband is stationed, warns of danger and Greeks bearing gifts. Soon afterward, a maid finds one of Aurelia’s guests, a military officer, stabbed to death. The disappearance of the victim’s young servant makes the boy the obvious suspect. The dead man’s effects include a cryptic message apparently referring to a threat to a senior tax official who’s been dispatched from Rome to do audits. Marcela believes there’s a connection between the note and Jovina’s letter. Historical fans who don’t mind modern colloquialisms will have a good time. (Dec.)

 
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