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Buried Too Deep: An Aurelia Marcella Roman Mystery (Paperback)

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The spring of 98 AD is a time of optimism in the turbulent frontier province of Britannia. The season looks set fair for peace and prosperity and business is brisk at Aurelia Marcella's inn on the road to York. Then a wagon arrives bearing a local farmer seeking treatment for a grievous sword wound. Before the farmer dies, he tells Aurelia his family is in grave danger and hints that her sister's family, living near him, is threatened too. Aurelia sends for her twin brother Lucius, who is a government investigator. Together they head for the eastern coast to find out more, and to check out a shipwreck bearing valuable official cargo. A band piratical Gauls is working the area are they cover for something worse? The aura of peace cracks further as friction between native farmers and Roman settlers over ownership of the best farmland turns to open violence. Both sides resort to terrorist tactics: stealing, kidnapping, and murder, all building to a terrible climax at the annual festival for the sea god. Underneath flows a current of subtle, personal agendas . Third in the Aurelia Marcella series.

About the Author

Jane Finnis grew up in Yorkshire, northern England, and has been fascinated by the past since she first saw the Roman remains at York. For twenty years she lived and worked in London, as a radio producer and reporter, and also as a computer programmer, but then she moved back to Yorkshire and, with her husband Richard, ran a flourishing craft shop. Now they live near the East Yorkshire coast, where Jane writes, and does occasional radio broadcasts. In her spare time she likes travelling, spending time in her garden and in the company of her two spaniels, and playing the guitar. "

Praise For…

"Finnis's well-crafted prose subtly weaves authoritative detail into a believable portrait." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590587249
ISBN-10: 1590587243
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: December 6th, 2011
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: Aurelia Marcella Roman (Paperback)