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The latest Aurelia Marcella mystery, the fourth in the series, is published in the USA by Poisoned Pen Press and is available in hardback and trade paperback from Internet bookstores and, in the USA, from your favourite bookshops. There are ebook versions in the USA too.
The story takes place in 100 AD, a time of hope and prosperity for the
Roman Empire under Trajan Caesar. In the northern
province of Britannia, innkeeper Aurelia Marcella runs the Oak Tree Mansio
on the road to York, and business is booming. The only cloud on the horizon is that her twin brother Lucius is engaged to marry a beautiful young heiress whom Aurelia regards as empty-headed and unsuitable. Then a more serious problem arises: Aurelia receives a note from her cousin Jovina inviting her to a birthday party. Her cousin (married to a senior army officer) lives at Aldborough, north of York, a small fort where nothing of note ever happens.
But that may be about to change. The invitation includes an urgent plea for help because of "danger in the wind,", and there are alarming rumours of unrest around Aldborough caused by a high-handed Imperial tax collector.