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The bull slayer : a Plinius Secundus mystery

Author: Bruce MacBain
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2013.
Series: The Plinius Secundus mysteries, [bk. 2]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A turbulent frontier province, rotten with corruption and seething with hatred of Rome?a barbarian god whose devotees may include a murderer?a clever and unscrupulous faith healer who knows everyone?s secrets?a boy who struggles toward manhood though stricken with the Sacred Disease: these are the elements in a mystery that Pliny, newly appointed governor of Bithynia, confronts when a high Roman official is found  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Historical mystery fiction
Named Person: Pliny, the Younger; Pliny, the Younger.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce MacBain
ISBN: 9781464201080 1464201080 9781464201103 1464201102
OCLC Number: 798058998
Description: 271 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Series Title: The Plinius Secundus mysteries, [bk. 2]
Responsibility: Bruce Macbain.

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A turbulent frontier province, rotten with corruption and seething with hatred of Rome?a barbarian god whose devotees may include a murderer?a clever and unscrupulous faith healer who knows everyone?s secrets?a boy who struggles toward manhood though stricken with the Sacred Disease: these are the elements in a mystery that Pliny, newly appointed governor of Bithynia, confronts when a high Roman official is found murdered on a desolate hillside, miles from the capital. But as Pliny pursues one baffling lead after another, he is being betrayed where he least expects it: his beautiful wife, neglected and lonely in an alien city, falls desperately in love with a handsome young provincial?an affair which threatens to bring not only pain but ruin to Pliny?s career. All these threads come together in a surprising and tragic finale.

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