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Shadows in the Night by Jane Finnis
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Jul 16, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: reviewed, mystery, roman-britain
Read from July 16 to 17, 2012

This seemed like it would be a charming series: a mystery-solving female innkeeper in the Britannia of Roman Emperor Domitian. Basically, it read like a Murder She Wrote script [substituting a Roman young female innkeeper and her sister as the detectives, for the 50ish authoress of the television series]. I felt as though this was a 21st century light mystery story, with a Romano-British gloss.
The characters seemed too much of the 21st century, rather than the 1st. The book was enjoyable as light reading, but I don't think I'll be reading others in the series.
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