Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets

Book - 2016
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May, AD 41. The emperor Claudius has acceded to the throne, and the citizens of Rome look forward to an era of peace and stability. Not so Marcus Corvinus however, who finds himself embroiled in not one but two investigations. A friend of his wife has asked him to look into the murder of her brother, found stabbed to death at the Shrine of Melobosis. A wily businessman and notorious womaniser, no one seems to have a good word to say about Gaius Tullius, not even his less-than-grieving widow. But who would have a good enough reason to want him dead? At the same time, Corvinus's daughter comes across a dead body in the Pollio Gardens, and urges her father to investigate. At first Marcus refuses to get involved - but when his enquiries lead him to Ostia, Rome's busy trading port, he uncovers a disturbing connection between the two deaths
Publisher: Sutton, Surrey, England : Crème de la Crime, 2016
ISBN: 9781780290805
1780290802
Characteristics: 218 pages ; 23 cm

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Feb 04, 2019

The main character in this book uses modern day slang (pal, etc), but once you get use to that it is a pretty good series. This particular book was not quite as good as his others. A good third of the middle of this book kept going around and around with non-plausible scenarios as to 'who done it'. But I have liked the other books in the series and look forward to reading more.

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