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Voices of Rome : four stories of ancient Rome / Lindsey Davis.

Davis, Lindsey, (author.). Davis, Lindsey. Spook who spoke again. (Added Author). Davis, Lindsey. Vesuvius by night. (Added Author). Davis, Lindsey. Invitation to die. (Added Author). Davis, Lindsey. Bride from Bithynia. (Added Author).

Summary:

"The Bride from Bithynia tells the story of Aelia Camilla who travels 1000 miles to Britain to marry Gaius Flavius, a Roman officer. But their relationship struggles, then the province explodes in the Boudican Revolt. Now, it will be up to Aelia to save herself from the conflagration. The Spook Who Spoke Again. Marcus Didius Alexander Postumus is an odd boy who has known two families. That of Marcus Didius himself and his actual birth mother, Thalia the Snake Dancer. Things begin to unravel quickly when he decides to emulate his adopted father and investigate a death in Thalia's troupe of exotic performers. Vesuvius by Night. Two men share a room but seldom meet. Nonius is a pimp and part time thief who operates at night, Larius is a fresco painter whodreams of artistic greatness by day. When the volcano erupts, one will begin looting hastily abandoned villas, the other will do anything he can to save himself and his family. Invitation to Die. When the Emperor Domitian invites the entire senatorial class to a banquet to honour the recent war dead, many think he intends to take revenge on his enemies. When the Camillus brothers enter the black-painted hall where the feast is being held and see their names engraved on monumental stones, they fear they will not survive the night... Four pivotal events, fact and fiction. Four stories which allow Davis's much-loved characters new space and the opportunity to take personal roles in tense situations, with moving results. They face villainy, tragedy, accident,confusion and fear - but each story is told with the wry humour, and underpinned by human wisdom, courage and love"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781399721332
  • ISBN: 139972133X
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London : Hodder and Stoughton, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The spook who spoke again -- Vesuvius by night -- Invitation to die -- The bride from Bithynia.
Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Volcanic eruptions > Fiction.
Emperors > Fiction.
Rome > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Novellas.

Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cass County.

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  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center F DAV 2023 (Text) 0002206004943 Adult Fiction Available -


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