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    21 Books - 1 Series
  • First Book:
    March 1999
  • Latest Book:
    April 2023
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Full Series List in Order

A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain

1 - A Germanicus Mosaic (Mar-1999)
2 - A Pattern of Blood (Feb-2000)
3 - Murder in the Forum (Feb-2001)
4 - Chariots of Calyx (Jan-2002)
5 - The Legatus Mystery (Feb-2003)
6 - The Ghosts of Glevum (Feb-2004)
7 - Enemies of the Empire (Mar-2005)
8 - A Roman Ransom (May-2006)
9 - A Coin For The Ferryman (Apr-2007)
10 - Death at Pompeia's Wedding (Jan-2009)
11 - The Vestal Vanishes (Jul-2011)
12 - Requiem for a Slave (Apr-2011)
13 - A Whispering of Spies (Jul-2012)
14 - Dark Omens (Dec-2013)
15 - The Fateful Day (Jan-2015)
16 - The Ides of June (Jun-2016)
17 - The Price of Freedom (Feb-2018)
18 - The Price of Freedom (Feb-2018)
19 - A Prisoner of Privilege (Sep-2019)
20 - A Dreadful Destiny (Oct-2021)

Book List in Order: 21 titles


  • It is the 2nd century A.D., and Libertus, a freedman and pavement-maker, has a reputation for solving crime. When his influential patron asks for his help in a politically-sensitive murder case, Libertus is in no position to refuse. When the main sus...



  • Libertus witnesses the stabbing of Quintus Ulpius, a wealthy decurion--but he is not fatally wounded. Libertus is commanded by his wealthy patron Marcus to investigate the attack, but Quintus is soon found dead. When one of his enemies is found with ...



  • When Perennis Felix, favorite of the Roman Emperor and would-be enemy of all, heralds his arrival in Glevum with the capricious execution of a slave, there are few who dare to question his actions. Indeed, a feast in his honor is universally approved...



  • LIBERTUS, FREEDMAN AND PAVEMENT--MAKER, is in Londinium at the invitation of the Roman Governor when news arrives of the brutal murder of Caius Monnius, the chief corn-officer of the city. Still reeling from the shock of catching sight of the wife he...



  • Reunited at last with his long-lost wife, Libertus returns to Glevum; but his new-found happiness is rudely interrupted by the news that a visiting Roman ambassador has been murdered in the temple of the Imperial cult. Events take a bizarre and chill...



  • Despite the opulence of the evening's banquet, Libertus is keen to return to his wife and a warm bed. But this feast has a finale to put any diner off his dessert--the guest of honor is found dead in the vomitorium. To Libertus's horror, his patron M...



  • A three-day journey to the forested outskirts of the Empire is the last thing Libertus wants to make. Not only are there wolves and bears, but Celtic rebels may well regard the lone coach as fair game. But when Marcus Septimus asks Libertus to join h...



  • Glevum, AD 188. Lying in his sick bed, weak and disoriented, Libertus is strictly forbidden visitors. But when Marcus Septimus forces his way in, desperate to speak to the pavement-maker, Libertus knows that something is seriously wrong. Marcus's bel...



  • In Roman Britain, AD 189, every slave knows his lot in life depends solely upon the morals--or lack thereof--of his master. Fortunately for one young Glevum slave, Junio, his owner believes heartily in rewarding years of loyalty and service. Libertus...






  • Libertus is at a society wedding on behalf of his patron when the father of the bride is poisoned after testing the wedding wine. Pompeia, the bride, declares that she has caused the death, but Libertus is retained by the bridegroom to prove her inno...



  • Libertus has an important order to fulfil for Quintus Severus, who has commissioned a new mosaic. But when Lucius, the pie-maker, is found dead in Libertus’ workshop, and Libertus’ faithful slave Minimus is missing, he is once again dragged into ...



  • The marriage of a former vestal virgin is always an important event, so the anticipated arrival of such a bride in Glevum is the excuse for an even more lavish banquet than usual on the Emperor’s birthday feast. However, when Audelia’s covered ca...



  • A gruesome discovery leads Libertus on a dangerous quest . . . Wealthy Volus, ex-lictor to the Imperial Governor of Gaul, is retiring to the town of Glevum. Libertus is sent to his new apartment, where he is informed that one of the ex-lictor’s...



  • Libertus accepts a contract to install a pavement for Genialis, a self-important citizen from a nearby town, in the house of the customer's intended but unwilling and young bride, Silvia. However, the winter is exceptionally severe, and although the ...



  • A compelling new mystery for Libertus, set against the backdrop of the Roman Empire in turmoil and fighting for its survival... Libertus is passing the villa of his patron, Marcus Septimus Aurelius, when he sees an elaborate travelling carriage wh...



  • A compelling new mystery for Libertus, set against the backdrop of the Roman Empire in turmoil... An astonishing new order has usurped power in Rome and the reverberations are reaching even to Glevum, where the legion is preparing to depart. Liber...



  • The death of a local tax-collector spells trouble for Libertus in this compelling historical mystery. Having been inveigled into standing for the local curia, responsible for the submission of all local tax, Libertus discovers that any shortfall m...



  • The death of a local tax-collector spells trouble for Libertus in this compelling historical mystery. Having been inveigled into standing for the local curia, responsible for the submission of all local tax, Libertus discovers that any shortfall m...



  • The arrival of a high-ranking spy for the Emperor Severus spells trouble for Libertus in this gripping historical mystery set in 2nd century Britain.

    On a misty day in February, CE 194, Libertus, pavement maker by trade and now reluctant coun...






  • An unwelcome proposal of marriage has far-reaching repercussions in this skilfully plotted historical mystery. April, CE 194. The tensions in the civil-war-torn Empire have come to Glevum now. Libertus’s patron, Marcus Septimus, has received a le...



  • A stolen valuable is just the beginning of a trail of strange events Junio has to uncover in this skilfully plotted historical mystery set in 2nd century Britain.Late summer, CE 198. With Glevum an uneasy place since the current Emperor seized power,...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rosemary Rowe has published 21 books.

The next book by Rosemary Rowe, The Rewards of Treachery, will be published in April 2023.

The first book by Rosemary Rowe, A Germanicus Mosaic, was published in March 1999.

Yes. Rosemary Rowe has 1 series.