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Welcome to my website now that spring is just around the corner--here in Yorkshire anyway. The days have begun to lengthen, there are snowdrops out in our garden, though you can't always see them because the real snow has dropped, and buds are appearing on the bare branches of trees and hedges. And if it's still a bit cold, don't forget that reading mysteries is a surefire way to keep warm.
These days, of course, we might be enjoying our books in print or in electronic form. Ebook sales of my novels continue to flourish alongside print sales...the choice is yours. You can buy them individually in all ebook formats, and there's a box set of the first three Aurelia Marcella Roman ebooks in a single collection, published by Head of Zeus in London. Full details of the various electronic formats and where to buy them are at aureliamarcella.com
Aurelia's mysteries, published in the USA by Poisoned Pen Press and in the UK by Head of Zeus, tell of life and death in first-century Roman Britain, the turbulent province of Britannia, on the very edge of the Roman Empire. They all feature innkeeper Aurelia as a reluctant sleuth.
In SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT, the first in the sequence, we learn how Aurelia was originally drawn into solving crimes, and the danger she found herself in as a result. We meet her family at their mansio (inn) near York, and encounter the varied mixture of people who live in northern Britannia: Roman settlers and soldiers, native British tribesmen, some friendly and some hostile...and of course several characters who are not at all what they seem.
SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT is published in hardback, trade paperback and all formats of ebook in the UK. The paperback isn't as widely distributed here as the hardback, but you can order it from your favourite bookshop, or better still, buy signed copies from my website. Full details are on my book order page.
UK print versions of the later Aurelia books aren't out yet, but all of them will continue to be published in the USA by Poisoned Pen Press, and available for UK readers from on-line bookstores, or you can buy signed copies from my website. Visit the book order page.
And if you like to read by listening, the first three in the series are available as MP3 audiobooks from this website. Order an audiobook here.
I also have some short stories published in anthologies, and I'm in stellar company - short mysteries are a wonderful way to sample the work of writers you haven't read before, and of course writers you already know and want to read again!
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I'm focusing on short stories just now; I've finished three this month. I'll keep you posted about where you can read them in due course. But I haven't forgotten Aurelia Marcella's next full-length adventure. Watch this space!
The 2014 Crime Writers' Association mystery short stories anthology, published by Severn House
The 2011 Crime Writers' Association anthology of mystery short stories published by Severn House
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