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A Roman Ransom

(2006)
(The eighth book in the Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain series)
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For those who like their crime clad in a toga, this cunningly drawn series set in 2nd-century Roman Britain will satisfy indeed. Rich in intriguing and authentic historical detail, and featuring the investigative exploits of Libertus--former slave and amateur sleuth--this is ancient history with a murderous twist.

Libertus wakes in his home in Glevum weak, disoriented, and in the throes of a serious illness. By his bedside is his patron, Marcus Septimus. Despite warnings from the medicus that Libertus is too ill to speak to anyone, Marcus has come to beg Libertus for his help with a very serious matter: Marcus' wife Julia, and their son, Marcellinus, have gone missing. Everyone has been questioned, yet no one has answers. It's as if Julia and Marcellinus have vanished into thin air…Then Marcus receives a ransom note wrapped in the hem of Julia's stola. The message is short and direct: release Lallius Tiberius or Marcus will never see his family again. But who is! Tiberius, and why is someone going to such trouble to free him? Libertus must help Marcus with his dilemma: give in to the kidnappers and sacrifice his reputation of being fair and unmoved by bribery, or stand firm and provoke unimaginable consequences…

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

1722 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Roman Ransom (Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain)
Author(s): Rosemary Rowe
ISBN: 0-7553-2741-1 / 978-0-7553-2741-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Paperback Editions

September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Roman Ransom (Libertus Mystery)
Author(s): Rosemary Rowe
ISBN: 0-7553-2742-X / 978-0-7553-2742-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Roman Ransom (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain, book 8): A cunning crime thriller of blackmail and corruption
Author(s): Rosemary Rowe
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Roman Ransom (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain, book 8): A cunning crime thriller of blackmail and corruption
Author(s): Rosemary Rowe
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU