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Fortune\'s Fool

Fortune's Fool

(The sixth book in the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger series)
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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, with the ransom being an unknown document. He must find and rescue her, with the help of his friend Tacitus and the tracking skills of Aurora - who has personal problems of her own. Livia's and Pliny's fathers are involved, as family secrets and deaths two decades old rear their ugly heads before the adventure is done.

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

Genre: Historical Mystery
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Fortune's Fool: A Sixth Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger
Author(s): Albert A Bell Jr
ISBN: 1-56474-587-2 / 978-1-56474-587-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perseverance Press
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