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Death at Pompeia's Wedding (Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain #10)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  109 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A Libertus Mystery, set in Roman Britain - Libertus is at a society wedding on behalf of his patron when the father of the bride is poisoned after testing the wedding wine. Pompeia, the bride, declares that she has caused the death, but Libertus is retained by the bridegroom to prove her innocence. His investigations uncover hidden tensions, and when another guest is disco ...more
ebook, 213 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Severn House Digital (first published January 1st 2008)
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Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book but the characters talk way too much, all for the sake of inserting some related or tangential historical fact in the characters' dialogue. I am all for learning more about ancient Rome, but the fact that slaves would interrupt their masters' conversations and go on and on explaining things to them wanted me to put the book down. Considering slaves were considered objects to these masters, what Roman would let slaves interrupt him/her, let alone tolerate all the explai ...more
Josephine (Jo)
Another great historical mystery form Rosemary Rowe, if you enjoy Lindsay Davis you will love the tales of Libertus who is the former slave and part time investigator in these novels.
In Death at Pompeia's Wedding, Libertus finds himself wrapped up in a murder mystery which he is not only investigating but at one point he finds he has also becomes a suspect. We learn a lot about the lifestyle and practices of ancient Rome (although an advanced nation at the time) some of which were at best strang
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Roman intrigue at its best

Good storytelling of murder and intrigue in Roman Britain. The author does an outstanding job of describing place, time, and customs of the people during this place and time in history. The best thing about this story is the author's lack of using modern vernacular when the characters are speaking or thinking. Good mystery. Judge for yourself. Read the book and have an enjoyable, informative afternoon or evening.
Mark Bruce
Jun 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you've never read Rowe's Libertus mystery series, seek it out. These little books are fun to read, and they are solid in thier depiction of Roman Britan. An excellent companion to the Steven Seller series on Gordianus and the Maddox Ford series, SPQR. In this book, Libertus has to determine who poisoned the father of the bride before the bride herself is executed. Satisfying and enjoyable.
Jun 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Latest in the former Roman slave Libertus the Celtic pavement maker mystery series set in Roman Britain. A death at a family wedding postpones the wedding and provides Libertus was an opportunity to discover what happened and why. There's a number of plot lines surrounding the mystery which Libertus unravels in little more than 24 hours. So the story is quick moving and a good mystery.
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable Libertus novel set in Roman Britain. Libertus, a freed slave and pavement maker, solves the mystery of the death by poisoning of the father of the bride-to-be at the wedding ceremony. Needless to say Pompeia's father is a most unpleasant men and her proposed husband old, in debt, and needing her dowry.
This story takes place over the course of 2 days (more or less 24 hours). I felt like it was just getting started, then realized I only had 1 chapter to go. It's perfectly fine for what it is, but don't expect a lot of development on the recurring characters...
Lizzie Robinson
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read!
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book of hers that I have read. I found it a quick read and very enjoyable.
Brett Bydairk
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, history
Libertus must find a murderer before he himself is arrested for the crime.
Takes place in 189 CE, in Roman Glevum, modern Glouster.
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