Buried Too Deep (Aurelia Marcella #3)
by Jane Finnis
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...more
ebook, 349 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Poisoned Pen Press
(first published June 1st 2008)
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Aurelia is such a strong character that it's easy to like her. With her brother Lucius at her back and her friends and relatives beside her, she rides into her third mystery, this time on a wagon. In fact, she (and Lucius) does a lot of traveling in this story to appear in time for the rather complex plot to move on. There were quite a few characters to keep track of, but they were all interesting and some quite fun. I don't like to know the solution to the mystery early, and I wasn't disappoint...more
Oct 24, 2009 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Set in Roman Britain. I liked this more than I remembered liking the previous two books in the series. The series is more upbeat than, for example, Lindsay Davis's Falco books or Kelli Stanley's "Nox Dormienda." There's less tough-guy talk and sardonic humor. But the author doesn't sanitize life in 1st century Britain either. As to the mystery itself, it's pretty obvious what's going on, although less obvious who's responsible.
Aug 02, 2010 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This was a pretty good book, except for the distractingly insane amount of typos! Some of them were vital in being able to tell what was going on. Such a shame. This author is very good, but the editor was terrible.
JANE FINNIS has been fascinated by the past ever since as a child she walked the straight Roman roads of East Yorkshire. After reading history at London University, she worked for some years in London as a freelance broadcaster for BBC Radio. Now she is settled in East Yorkshire again with her husband, Richard, and spends much of her time researching and writing about the Roman Empire. GET OUT OR...moreMore about Jane Finnis...