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The Price of Freedom (#17 Libertus Mystery)

Rosemary Rowe

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Severn House Publishers Ltd
01 April 2019
Fiction & Literature; Historical mysteries
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 must be made good by the councillors themselves. So when news arrives that a tax-collector from a nearby outpost has committed suicide, having gambled everything away, Libertus is despatched to make enquiries, in the hope of recovering at least some of the missing revenue. He has also been asked to attend a wedding, in place of his patron, who is expecting a visit from an Imperial Legate.

But the assignment which should have seen Libertus for once treated as an honoured guest begins to take grisly and unexpected turns. As he pieces together the unlikely truth, Libertus finds himself in mortal danger. Freedom, in all forms, is only relative - but there is a high price for it, sometimes paid in blood .
By:   Rosemary Rowe
Imprint:   Severn House Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Volume:   17
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   310g
ISBN:   9781847518699
ISBN 10:   1847518699
Series:   A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rosemary Rowe also writes historical romances under the pseudonym Rosemary Aitken. She lives in Gloucestershire, England.

Reviews for The Price of Freedom (#17 Libertus Mystery)

Rowe perfectly balances character and plot --Publishers Weekly Starred Review Fine period detail, nicely rounded characters, light humor and a clever plot make for an excellent read --Booklist


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