Buried Too Deep: An Aurelia Marcella Mystery

By Jane Finnis
A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
Read by Rebecca Rogers

The Aurelia Marcella Roman Mysteries: Book 3

12.05 Hours 06/10/2008 unabridged
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The spring of AD 98 is a time of optimism in the turbulent frontier province of Britannia. Business is brisk at the mansio (inn) that Aurelia Marcella runs with her twin brother, Lucius, on the road to York. Then, a wagon arrives bearing a local farmer who is dying of a grievous sword wound. The twins head for the coast to return the man to his family and to check out a shipwreck bearing valuable official cargo. A band of outlawed sea-raiders led by a Gaul are suspected of stealing it, along with killing the farmer. It all adds to the feuding that has erupted between the colonists and the natives, which has seen both sides resorting to terrorist tactics: burning, kidnapping, and even murder. Counselors, citizens, chiefs, and slaves mix in; but a subtle, personal agenda is at work as well, for one or more of the combatants may have hired the Gauls to orchestrate the violence.

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The spring of AD 98 is a time of optimism in the turbulent frontier province of Britannia. Business is brisk at the mansio (inn) that Aurelia Marcella runs with her twin brother, Lucius, on the road to York. Then, a wagon arrives bearing a local farmer who is dying of a grievous sword wound. The twins head for the coast to return the man to his family and to check out a shipwreck bearing valuable official cargo. A band of outlawed sea-raiders led by a Gaul are suspected of stealing it, along with killing the farmer. It all adds to the feuding that has erupted between the colonists and the natives, which has seen both sides resorting to terrorist tactics: burning, kidnapping, and even murder. Counselors, citizens, chiefs, and slaves mix in; but a subtle, personal agenda is at work as well, for one or more of the combatants may have hired the Gauls to orchestrate the violence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Spirited…All will cheer the upbeat ending.” Publishers Weekly
“As the suspense builds, listeners are drawn into a world of tribal warfare, fraternal strife, and buried treasure. Rogers acts as a guide to the story’s historical period with confidence and authority.” AudioFile
“Finnis’ well-crafted prose subtly weaves authoritative detail into a believable portrait of everyday life near the turn of the millennium...highly readable and endlessly absorbing.” Kirkus
“I’ve always loved history and Finnis fills that desire to learn more with perfection. For both the history buff and those who love a good mystery, Buried Too Deep is the book for you.” Bookloons

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Author Bio: Jane Finnis

Jane Finnis grew up in Yorkshire, northern England. For twenty years she lived and worked in London as a radio producer and reporter and a computer programmer. She now lives with her husband Richard near the East Yorkshire coast.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English