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Head of Zeus
Shadows in the Night
Shadows in the Night Jane Finnis
 An Aurelia Marcella Mystery, 1

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WELCOME TO ROMAN BRITAIN. It is almost fifty years since the legions invaded but Britannia is still a raw, frontier province. Tensions run high, especially in the north, where Aurelia Marcella, a young Roman woman fled from the ruins of Pompeii, runs the Oak Tree Inn on the road to York.

SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT. When a traveller is beaten and left for dead outside her inn, Aurelia finds herself confronted by a man known only as The Shadow of Death. The Shadow of Death leads a clandestine warband and they have but one message for Roman settlers like Aurelia: GET OUT OR DIE. Can Aurelia discover who The Shadow of Death is before his campaign of terror turns to outright rebellion?

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Nov 2012 * 368pp * £4.49 * 9781908800886
REVIEWS
'Highly readable and endlessly absorbing historical adventure'
Kirkus
'If the blood-drenched HBO series Rome makes you want to know what life was like in Britannia, Finnis is the writer for you' Chicago Tribune.
'Suspenseful and authentically detailed' Booklist.
'I recommend Jane Finnis's Aurelia Marcella novels ... these are enjoyable enough to overcome even the deepest-set prejudices against historical detective fiction'
Observer
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Shadows In The Night
A Bitter Chill
Buried Too Deep
Danger in the Wind
Author
Jane Finnis
Jane Finnis
Jane Finnis read history at the Univeristy of London before working as a radio producer for BBC radio. She now lives in East Yorkshire and spends her time researching and writing about the Roman Empire.
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