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A Bitter Chill

(2005)
(The second book in the Aurelia Marcella Mysteries series)
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In late December 95 AD, Roman settlers in Britannia are preparing to celebrate Saturnalia. Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella's plans for a peaceful holiday are shattered when her brother brings bad news. An enemy in Rome is trying to destroy her family by spreading rumours that they are plotting against Caesar. Her brother has lost his job as a government investigator, the mansio is menaced by a gang of native criminals, and when a party of rich, demanding travelers arrive to stay, their quarrels and violence spill over into Aurelia's household. Then the Saturnalia banquet, highlight of the festival, culminates in tragic death. Aurelia's sister Albia is one of the chief suspects.
This second book in the series takes Aurelia from the quiet countryside to the busy new garrison town of York where she must contend with traitors and crooks, and face personal danger to protect her sister and help her brother. If she fails, her family will lose not just their mansio, but their lives.

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Bitter Chill, A (Aurelia Marcella Mysteries)
Author(s): Jane Finnis
ISBN: 1-59058-193-8 / 978-1-59058-193-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2009 : Canada Paperback
Title: A Bitter Chill: Easyread Large Edition
Author(s): Jane Finnis
ISBN: 1-4587-4311-X / 978-1-4587-4311-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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December 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Bitter Chill, A: An Aurelia Marcella Roman Mystery (A Bitter Chill)
Author(s): Jane Finnis
ISBN: 1-59058-970-X / 978-1-59058-970-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Bitter Chill, A: An Aurelia Marcella Roman Mystery (A Bitter Chill)
Author(s): Jane Finnis
ISBN: 1-59058-401-5 / 978-1-59058-401-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Bitter Chill, A: An Aurelia Marcella Roman Mystery (A Bitter Chill)
Author(s): Jane Finnis
ISBN: 1-59058-194-6 / 978-1-59058-194-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Bitter Chill (An Aurelia Marcella Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Jane Finnis
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Bitter Chill: An Aurelia Marcella Roman Mystery (Aurelia Marcella Roman Series Book 2)
Author(s): Jane Finnis
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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