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I, Claudia : a Roman Mystery, 13 BC

Author(s): Todd, Marilyn Pages: 252
Publisher: Macmillan Date of Publication: 1995
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: 13 BC (Code: 6)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person: n
Detective/Narrator: M Cornelius Orbilio
Subject: "A beautiful 24-year old endeavors to discover why her male clients are being knocked off one by one, while the ambitious aristocrat Marcus Cornelius Orbilio investigates from the official side of the street. (Setup is reminiscent of The Roman Moon Mystery [by Jay Williams].) Photography of the protagonist in ancient Roman garb makes for a unique dustcover." (Heli) --- "The heroine ... becomes a sleuth to conceal her practice of a still older profession. The puritanical and hypocritical standards of the Augustan Age provide a moral background for this amusing mystery." (JHawking)
Unique Qualities: 1st novel of a Series
Rating: Heli: 2 of 4 Stars

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