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Death at Pompeia's Wedding (Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain)

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"A setup Agatha Christie fans would appreciate forms the framework for Rowe's fine 10th mystery set in second-century Roman-occupied Britain (after 2007's A Coin for the Ferryman). Series sleuth Libertus, a mosaic maker by trade, agrees to stand in at a wedding for his patron, Marcus Septimus, who has to travel to Rome, in the town of Glevum (modern Gloucester). When someone poisons Honorius Didius Fustis, a town councilor and the bride's father, on the wedding day, theprospective bridegroom, Gracchus, who's still eager to cash in on the dowry, hires Libertus to prove that the bride-to-be, Pompeia, isn't responsible for parricide, despite her apparent confession. With his standing with the Roman authorities uncertain, the investigator doggedly pursues suspects both inside and outside the dead man's family. Rowe does her usual excellent job of integrating the details of everyday life into the plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A Libertus Mystery, set in Roman Britain - Libertus is at a society wedding on behalf of his patron when the father of the bride is poisoned after testing the wedding wine. Pompeia, the bride, declares that she has caused the death, but Libertus is retained by the bridegroom to prove her innocence. His investigations uncover hidden tensions, and when another guest is discovered murdered at his home, events take a different and more sinister turn . . .

Product Details

ISBN:
9780727866981
Author:
Rowe, Rosemary
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Series:
Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
213
Dimensions:
8.72x5.82x.91 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 213 pages Severn House Publishers - English 9780727866981 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A setup Agatha Christie fans would appreciate forms the framework for Rowe's fine 10th mystery set in second-century Roman-occupied Britain (after 2007's A Coin for the Ferryman). Series sleuth Libertus, a mosaic maker by trade, agrees to stand in at a wedding for his patron, Marcus Septimus, who has to travel to Rome, in the town of Glevum (modern Gloucester). When someone poisons Honorius Didius Fustis, a town councilor and the bride's father, on the wedding day, theprospective bridegroom, Gracchus, who's still eager to cash in on the dowry, hires Libertus to prove that the bride-to-be, Pompeia, isn't responsible for parricide, despite her apparent confession. With his standing with the Roman authorities uncertain, the investigator doggedly pursues suspects both inside and outside the dead man's family. Rowe does her usual excellent job of integrating the details of everyday life into the plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A Libertus Mystery, set in Roman Britain - Libertus is at a society wedding on behalf of his patron when the father of the bride is poisoned after testing the wedding wine. Pompeia, the bride, declares that she has caused the death, but Libertus is retained by the bridegroom to prove her innocence. His investigations uncover hidden tensions, and when another guest is discovered murdered at his home, events take a different and more sinister turn . . .
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