The Chariots of Calyx (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain, book 4)
Transport yourself to Roman Britain in this gripping mystery
By Rosemary Rowe
Rosemary Rowe presents The Chariots of Calyx, the unputdownable fourth historical crime thriller in the Libertus series
Can Libertus crack a case of brutal murders and shocking twists?
A tale of corruption and intrigue, The Chariots of Calyx is the fourth instalment in Rosemary Rowe's gripping Libertus series. The perfect read for fans of Stephen Saylor and Lindsey Davis.
'Well-researched and eminently readable... Readers can enjoy the plot and soak up facts about Roman life and Language' - South Wales Argus
Libertus, freedman and pavement-maker, finds himself in Londinium at the invitation of the Roman Governor when news arrives of the brutal murder of Caius Monnius, the chief corn-officer. Libertus is asked to investigate but his enquiries lead him in disparate directions. Who is the guilty one? The keeper of the granaries? The sinister Calyx and Glaucus, managers of the best chariot-racing team? Or Fortunatus, the handsome charioteer whose relations with the dead man's wife were reputed to be less than honourable? Not until Libertus finds a second corpse does he begin to understand what lies behind the corruption surrounding the interests of Monnius and the chariots of Calyx.
What readers are saying about The Chariots of Calyx:
'I found the parallels between the Roman world and the modern one as intriguing as ever, especially the insights into corruption in high places'
'Combines wit, pace, intrigue and remarkable thought processes from our sleuth'
'Another addition to a first rate series of books'
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 bestselling 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