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Overview

Historical thriller set in Ancient Rome. In 45 BC, Julius Caesar is at the height of his power. Lucius Scaurus, the young, good-looking fiance of a high-society girl is poisoned at the couple's own pre-wedding banquet. In the trial that follows, Roman society is shocked when the girl's mother, Helvia, is accused of not only of murder, but of incest. Cicero comes to Helvia's defence, but the killer's identity remains a mystery until the final twist - or two.

'Poison, poetry (both high-minded and salacious), marriage for money, marriage for love, gang-rape, cowardice in battle, scheming slaves, conniving aristocrats, malicious matrons casting magical curses, and (as if all this were not enough) a previously unknown oration by Cicero — there’s so much going on, so expertly conveyed ... ' (Steven Saylor)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648002000
Publisher: Black Quill Press
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Joan O'Hagan (1926−2014) was a published author of fiction. She grew up in Canberra and studied Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. After working in New Caledonia and England, she lived most of her life in Italy. She returned to Australia in 1997, where she completed her final novel, 'Jerome & His Women'. For further details, please see: https://www.joanohagan.com.

Best-selling American author of historical fiction, in particular the 'Roma Sub Rosa' historical mystery series, featuring Gordianus the Finder.

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