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Topic: Help w/ finding a New auther, Please!!

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Subject: Help w/ finding a New auther, Please!!
Date Posted: 9/6/2009 3:33 PM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2008
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I love the Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davis, I've read them all and I am starting the Ruth Lowrie Medicus series. but id like to konda branh out but have no idea where to start. Does anyone here have any suggestions? I like books set in the past, ido like for there to be a little bit of romance, but am not found of the James Bond none commetment type hero and I Adore it when a little humor is tossed in! Thanks!!! 

Date Posted: 9/6/2009 4:43 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2005
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Ooooh Spuddie - It's for you!

Cheryls (Spuddie) is our resident "expert" on historical mysteries.   I like them myself, but haven't read nearly as many as Cheryl has.

Have you read Pompeii by Robert Harris?    It's one of my favorite novels of historical fiction (not part of a series).   You might think you know the ending (the volcano erupts), but just like with the movie Titanic, there's a lot more to the story than that!   There's a little romance in the book, too.

 

Date Posted: 9/7/2009 7:41 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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Wellllllllll...I don't know about resident expert, and Roman times are my weakest area too. But, I know Steven Saylor does a series featuring Gordianus the Finder, I've read the first one of those (Roman Blood) so far and liked it. Jane Finnis features an innkeeper, Aurelia Marcella, in her series, the first one being Get Out or Die. That one I quite enjoyed.

http://stopyourekillingme.com/HistoryCats/ancient-pre476.html  will bring you to the "ancient mysteries" page at Stop You're Killing Me.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/7/2009 3:01 PM ET
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Great, thanks!! I will look at those!

Subject: roman mysteries
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 10:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
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Ruth Downie has a series with a Roman protagonist   the first one is Medicus   A friend of mine works in a bookstore and said everyone in their discussion group loved it.  I haven't read it yet.