The Sacrilege (SPQR III) by John Maddox Roberts

By John Maddox Roberts

When a sacret woman's ceremony within the historic urban of Rome is infiltrated by way of a corrupt patrician wearing woman clothing, it falls to Senator Decuis Caecilius Metellus the more youthful, whose investigative talents have confirmed crucial some time past, to unmask the perpetrators. while 4 brutal slayings keep on with, Decius enlists the assistance a infamous and hazardous felony. jointly, they determine a connection among the sacrilege and the murders, and music the offenders from the bottom dregs of society to the well known elite of the higher type, discovering corruption and violence the place Decius least expects it.

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Roman Games: A Plinius Secundus Mystery by Bruce Macbain

By Bruce Macbain

Rome: September, ninety six advert. whilst the physique of Sextus Verpa, a infamous senatorial informer and libertine, is located stabbed to dying in his bed room, his slaves are suspected.   Pliny is ordered by means of the emperor Domitian to enquire. even if, the Ludi Romani, the Roman video games, have simply began and for the following fifteen days the legislation courts are in recess. If Pliny cannot establish the assassin in that point, Verpa's complete slave family should be burned alive within the area.   Pliny, a truly first rate younger senator and legal professional, groups up with Martial, a ravenous writer of bawdy verses and denizen of the Roman demimonde. Pooling their respective skills, they get to the bottom of a plot that consists of Jewish and Christian 'atheists,' unique Egyptian cultists, and a lacking horoscope that forecasts the emperor's dying.   Their research leads them into the guts of the palace, the place nobody is secure from the paranoid emperor. As the time limit methods, Pliny struggles with the painful hassle of a superb guy who's pressured to serve a brutal regime—a scenario generic in our personal age besides.   the radical offers an intimate glimpse into the palaces and tenements, bedrooms and brothels of imperial Rome's most magnificent and decadent age.

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Red Grass River: A Legend by James Carlos Blake

By James Carlos Blake

James Carlos Blake is a masterful chronicler of the stressed, outcast, the lawless, and the lonelyheart. His past novel, within the Rogue Blood, used to be offered the l. a. occasions e-book Prize for Fiction. Now he has written a strong and rousing historic saga of kinfolk loyalties, blood feuds, and betrayed friendships; of financial institution robberies and bootlegging; and of a passionate love as wild at center because the Everglades. it's the tale of sworn enemies: John Ashley, a felony and folks hero, the brightest celebrity in a kin destined to develop into the main infamous in south Florida; and Bobby Baker, a lawman born of lawmen, a violent, hard-hearted guy pushed via the searing reminiscence of prior affronts and the iconic hatreds the engendered. Ashley and Maker will conflict repeatedly over many many years. and because the 20th century encroaches on their world—and the wildlands provide grudging approach to the emerging boomtown of Miami—a feral, sensual mating will position one guy in gravest peril...while his adversary contrives a gloomy, own vengeance which can go away numerous lives—his personal included—in smash.

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Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1) by Juliet Marillier

By Juliet Marillier

Stunning Sorcha is the 7th baby and purely daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mom, she is comforted by means of her six brothers who love and shield her. Sorcha is the sunshine of their lives, they're decided that she be aware of basically contentment.But Sorcha's pleasure is shattered whilst her father is bewitched through his new spouse, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a poor spell, a spell which simply Sorcha can lift-by staying silent. If she speaks sooner than she completes the search set to her through the reasonable people and their queen, the woman of the wooded area, she is going to lose her brothers ceaselessly. whilst Sorcha is abducted through the enemies of Sevenwaters and brought to a overseas land, she is torn among the will to avoid wasting her liked brothers, and a love that comes just once. Sorcha despairs at ever with the ability to entire her job, however the magic of the reasonable people is aware no obstacles, and love is the most powerful magic of them all...

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The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

By Josephine Tey

Josephine Tey re-creates one in every of history's most famed -- and harsh -- crimes in her vintage bestselling novel, a needs to learn for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a brand new advent by way of Robert Barnard Inspector Alan supply of Scotland backyard, recovering from a damaged leg, turns into thinking about a latest portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the depraved Uncle of historical past. may perhaps this kind of delicate, noble face really belong to 1 of the world's such a lot heinous villains -- a venomous hunchback who could have killed his brother's young children to make his crown safe? Or might Richard were the sufferer, became a monster through the usurpers of England's throne? supply determines to determine as soon as and for all, with the aid of the British Museum and an American student, what sort of guy Richard Plantagenet particularly used to be and who killed the Little Princes within the Tower. The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, superbly written, and suspenseful story, a splendid success from certainly one of secret writing's so much talented masters.

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Staff ride handbook for the Battle of Perryville, 8 October by Robert S. Cameron

By Robert S. Cameron

This instruction manual serves to facilitate army employees rides to Perryville Battlefield nation historical website in Kentucky. Perryville doesn't face the specter of encroaching improvement. Following the process the calls for no exact preparations with homeowners. It comprises info in regards to the nature of Civil conflict armies, the 1862 Kentucky crusade, maps, and extra really expert fabric detailing the Armies of the Ohio and the Mississippi. This advisor bargains a normal feel of the move of the conflict of Perryville, punctuated by means of decide on snapshots of particular devices and occasions for learn and dialogue. The conflict presents a very good car for learning brigade and less than operations.

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