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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. Business is brisk at the mansio (inn) on the road to York that Aurelia Marcella runs with her twin brother Lucius. Then a wagon arrives bearing a local farmer with a grievous sword wound who is seeking treatment with the local Greek doctor. And Lucius appears at the mansio on a missi ...more
Hardcover, 349 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Poisoned Pen Press
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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 really liked it
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.
Jun 27, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it · 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...
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