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The Queen of the Night

(2006)
(The third book in the Claudia series)
A novel by

 
It is the late summer of 1314 and Rome is shocked by a series of violent abductions. Young men and women, sons and daughters of the powerful, are being kidnapped and held for ransom before being released in a rambling, haunted cemetery. At the same time, veteran soldiers, men who served Constantine along the Great Wall in northern Britain are being barbarously murdered. The indignities inflicted on their corpses recall the barbaric practices of the Picts against whom they fought so many years ago. Claudia 'agente in rebus politicis' - or spy - is summoned by the Empress Helena to investigate and resolve these macabre occurrences. Meanwhile, Claudia has problems of her own. The corpse of a young woman, beautifully preserved and apparently buried some years previously, is accidentally disinterred in her uncle Polybius's garden. Who is she? How did she get there? Why is the corpse so carefully preserved? Claudia is faced with this wall of mystery. She must track her way through a murky tangle of politics, religion, greed and long-forgotten evil and is drawn into a game where the slightest mistake could cost her life.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Queen of the Night
Author(s): Paul Doherty
ISBN: 0-7553-2879-5 / 978-0-7553-2879-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Queen of the Night (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Paul Doherty
ISBN: 1-4084-1390-6 / 978-1-4084-1390-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2006 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Queen of the Night (Ancient Rome Mysteries)
Author(s): Paul Doherty
ISBN: 0-7553-2881-7 / 978-0-7553-2881-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Queen of the Night
Author(s): Paul Doherty
ISBN: 0-7553-2880-9 / 978-0-7553-2880-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Queen of the Night
Author(s): Paul Doherty
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Queen of the Night (Ancient Rome Mysteries)
Author(s): Paul Doherty
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   



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