Britain in 91 AD is a raw, frontier province of Domitian Caesar's Empire where relations between the natives their conquerors are far from amicable. Tension is especially high in the north, where Aurelia Marcella, a young innkeeper from Italy, runs the Oak Tree Inn on the road to York.
SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT: AD 91: Is a savage murder a portent of rebellion, or something more personal, something more sinister?
A BITTER CHILL: AD 95: A party of rich, demanding and violent travellers descend on the Oak Tree Inn, and their raucous Saturnalia banquet culminates in death.
BURIED TOO DEEP: AD 98: A dying man's last words lead Aurelia and her twin brother into an underworld of greed and brutality and as they investigate a stolen horde of gold.
Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2013 * 1104pp * £12.99 * 9781781859094
'If the blood-drenched HBO series Rome makes you want to know what life was like in Britannia, Finnis is the writer for you'
'Highly readable and endlessly absorbing historical adventure'
'Suspenseful and authentically detailed'