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The Ghosts of Glevum (Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain #6)

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Glevum, AD 188: Despite the opulence of the evening's banquet, Libertus is keen to return to his wife and a warm bed. But this feast has a finale to put any diner off his dessert - the guest of honour is found dead in the vomitorium. To Libertus's horror, his patron Marcus Septimus is arrested on suspicion of murder. Then when Libertus is accused of being Marcus's accompli ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 4th 2004 by Headline (first published 2004)
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Hannah
Rowe excels at her depiction of Roman society, particularly the class differences and their living standards. She makes excellent use of her descriptions of what the characters are wearing to show the readers exactly how important dress was to power play; how a simple change of clothing, from wearing the toga to simply donning a tunic, can affect the way you're seen and treated by other members of society.

Although this is described as part of the Roman mystery/detective genre, her mysteries are
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Eustacia Tan
Book 6 of the Libertus series, and it threw me for another surprise! I really think that Rosemary Rowe got more confident after book 4 and started taking more risks. Book 5 and Book 6 have been more original in terms of the mystery and the situations that Libertus gets in.

In book 6, Libertus gets to explore the underside of society. When the guest of honor dies, Marcus, Libertus' patron, is accused as the murderer. When the charges are escalated to conspiracy against the Emperor, Libertus has to
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Alex
Imagine the ambiance of a Cannery Row set in the Roman provinces and written by an English Zola. In its own way this book is thoroughly depressing even as it entertains. I highly recommend it.
Colin
More mysteries set in Roman Britain! Good stuff (not great, but good!)
Jumana
Did the Romans really conduct funerals mostly at night? Why?
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