Murder in the Forum (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain, book 3)
A captivating crime thriller from the Roman Empire
By Rosemary Rowe
Rosemary Rowe presents Murder in the Forum, the third historical crime thriller in the Libertus series
A Roman Emperor lies dead and a mystery is to be solved...
As Libertus investigates a seemingly accidental death, sinister details begin to unravel. Murder in the Forum is the third historical crime thriller in Rosemary Rowe's gripping crime series, in the vein of Lindsey Davis but against a British background.
'Libertus himself is a highly diverting character, the story moves briskly along at chariot pace and there are many diversions along the highways and byways of Roman and Celtic life' - Northern Echo
When Perennis Felix, favourite of the Roman Emperor and would-be enemy of all, heralds his arrival in Glevum (modern Gloucester) with the arbitrary execution of a slave, there are few who dare to question his actions. Indeed, a feast in his honour is universally approved in the cause of self-preservation. Libertus, freedman and pavement-maker, and his patron, Marcus Septimus, are among the reluctant citizens at the celebration. But the festivities come to an end when Felix appears to choke on a nut and dies in front of a stunned gathering. But Libertus suspects that behind Felix's apparently accidental death lies a much more sinister explanation...
What readers are saying about Murder in the Forum:
'This series just keeps getting better'
'Best Libertus yet'
'Fascinating take on Romano-British life as captivating as ever'
Rosemary Rowe is the pseudonym of an author who has successfully published novels in another genre. Born in Cornwall, she lived for twenty years in New Zealand. A highly qualified academic, she has written more than a dozen best-selling text-books as Rosemary Aitken.
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11 Apr 2013
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Praise for the Libertus series: 'Demonstrates Rowe's pity command of the Roman sleuth genre — The Times
A traditional country-house mystery translated to the Roman world - even featuring the mandatory body in the bibliotheca... There are charming details about innocent life on the fringes of empire — Independent
A considerable achievement — The Times
Well-researched and eminently readable... Readers can enjoy the plot and soak up facts about Roman life and Language — South Wales Argus
Cunningly drawn and the very devil to fathom until the final pages — Coventry Evening Telegraph
Rowe is very good on the realities of Roman life... and there is a pleasing attention to detail... A deftly woven tale of patriots and intrigue — Historical Novels Review
It's a humdinger of a plot with more twists and turns than a spiral staircase — Northern Echo
A brilliantly realised historical setting dovetails perfectly with a sharp plot in this history-cum-whodunnit — Good Book Guide
This exciting and adventurous historical...will appeal to Stephen Saylor fans — Library Journal
Rowe...an outstanding Roman historical mystery writer...excels at drawing the reader into second-century Roman Britain. Her sympathetic hero will engage mystery fans and readers of the classics alike — Publishers Weekly