A Bitter Chill
  • Published:
    Sep-2005 (Hardcover)
    Jun-2008 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook
  • Series:
  • Main Genre:
    Historical Mystery
  • Time Period:
    Ancient Rome
  • Pages:
    341
  • Rating:
  • Purchase:
It's freezing in late December, 95 A.D. Roman settlers in Britannia are preparing to celebrate Saturnalia. Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella runs a mansio near Eboracum (modern York) in consort with her mostly absent brother and her younger sister, Albia. Aurelia finds her plans for a peaceful holiday shattered when her brother makes a surprise midnight appearance. His news? An enemy in Rome is spreading rumors that the family is plotting against Caesar. To add to Aurelia's woes, the mansio is threatened by a sort of protection racket. Then a party of rich, demanding travelers related to the provincial governor rolls up at the door. Their nearly murderous quarrels, and their quest for a rebellious heir spill over into Aurelia's household. And then, at the Saturnalia feast, one of the party dies and Albia becomes the chief suspect. Outraged, Aurelia must contend with conspirators-and threats-of all stripes to solve a very political murder.
Genres
People / Creatures
Click on any of the links above to see more books like this one.



EDITIONS
Sign in to see more editions
    •  
    • Jun-2008
    • Poisoned Pen Press
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1590584015
    • ISBN13: 9781590584019
    •  
    • Nov-2011
    • Poisoned Pen Press
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 159058970X
    • ISBN13: 9781590589700
    • First Edition
    • Sep-2005
    • Poisoned Pen Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1590581938
    • ISBN13: 9781590581933
    •  
    • Nov-2009
    • ReadHowYouWant
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1458711730
    • ISBN13: 9781458711731
    •  
    • Nov-2011
    • Poisoned Pen Press
    • eBook (Kindle)
    •  
    • Dec-2011
    • Poisoned Pen Press
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1615950672
    • ISBN13: 9781615950676
    •  
    • Dec-2011
    • Poisoned Pen Press
    • eBook (Kindle)
    •  
    • Sep-2005
    • Poisoned Pen Press
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1590581946
    • ISBN13: 9781590581940
    • Large Print



View the Complete Jane Finnis Book List