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Germanicus Mosaic
(ISBN: 747270996)

Author(s): Rowe, Rosemary Pages:
Publisher: Headline Date of Publication: 1999
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Brit Period: 186 AD (Code: 8b1)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person:
Subject: 'A freedman named Libertus tries to solve the murder of a centurion who has been found dead in a villa in Roman Glevum (modern Gloucester).' R Heli --- Crassus Germanicus was a sadistic master, so there are lots of suspects. Libertus' former master, consul Marcus Septimus, asks him to investigate.
Unique Qualities: Author's first novel
Rating: Celia Ellis - Hist Nov Rev 8 (May 99). p. 3 - finds the murder-mystery plodding & without tension, the characters undeveloped and the background unconvincing. See our Authors & Reviews section.

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