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Princess and the Pirates, The
(ISBN: 0312337248)

Author(s): Roberts, John Maddox Pages: 208
Publisher: St Martin's Minotaur Date of Publication: 1997
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Setting: Cyprus Period: ca. 53 BC (Code: 5d)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Decius Caecilius Metellus

'Decius goes to Cyprus - the case is concerned with the troubled governorship of Gabinius. (Heli, following the author's blurb)

Metellus, sent to deal with a resurgence in piracy, encounters the young Cleopatra (the princess), and shifts focus when Silvanus, the island's Roman governor, is found dead, asphyxiated by a mouthful of frankincense. (adapted from PW)

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