Murder Imperial (Ancient Rome Mysteries, Book 1) -

Murder Imperial (Ancient Rome Mysteries, Book 1)

A novel of political intrigue in Ancient Rome



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313 AD. Under the rule of Emperor Constantine, Rome finally appears to be emerging from its turbulent past. In order to consolidate his control and under the guidance of his mother Helena, Constantine plans to harness the power of the increasingly influential Christian Church. But his loyalties are brought into question when three courtesans from the Guild of Aphrodite - a guild Constantine himself frequents - are found dead. All three bodies have crosses etched on their foreheads and each cheek. Aiming to protect her son's future, Helena calls upon the service of an 'agente in rebus politicis' - or spy. Claudia is the niece of a tavern-owner and is placed as a wine-server in Constantine's household. But Claudia has secret motives of her own...

Product code: 9780747260776

ISBN 9780747260776
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
No. Of Pages 320
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H178xW118xS20
On Sale Date 15/01/2004
The gripping first novel of political intrigue in the series set in Ancient Rome and featuring the imperial spy Claudia