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Fortune's Fool: A Sixth Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger

Fortune's Fool: A Sixth Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger

by Albert A. Bell, Jr.


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On the shores of beautiful Lake Como in Roman Italy, a Greek tragedy has taken place. Twenty years later, a skeleton falls out of a wall in Pliny's villa, bearing mute witness to family secrets and crimes.

Pliny the Younger is intelligent about everything but women. He agrees to his wife's and mother's wishes to marry off his lover, Aurora, to another slave, but neglects telling her until the wedding! To add to his problems, when building a wing onto his Lake Como villa, workmen discover a skeleton. As is Pliny's habit, he launches a scientific investigation of the crime, but soon receives anonymous warnings and threats to cease. Then his wife, Livia, is kidnapped!

- As in the earlier books, a glossary of Roman terms and a list of historic and fictional characters are included

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ISBN-13: 9781564745873
Publisher: Perseverance Press
Publication date: 04/07/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Albert A. Bell, Jr. is a college history professor and novelist living in Michigan. In addition to his Roman mysteries, Bell has written contemporary mysteries, middle-grade novels, and nonfiction. He maintains a website devoted to Pliny the Younger, as well as his author website.

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