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(but visit them first)
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Roman history, mystery and book websites

The Roman-Britain website , a great resource, growing all the time, of information about Roman Britain, including who was who politically, and invaluable details on many Ancient Roman sites here.

The Internet Classics Archive, An excellent place for finding translations of original Latin texts.

The Detective and the Toga, the place to find details of all
your favourite Roman mystery fiction, including translations.   

The Italian Mysteries site
specialises in mysteries set in Italy,
but their Ancient Roman section embraces the whole Roman Empire. (I'm sure the Romans would have approved.)

Head of Zeus, my UK & Commonwealth publisher,
who publish all my books as ebooks, and the first of
the Aurelia Marcella series in print

Poisoned Pen Press
, who publish all my books in the USA
and have all titles in print as well as ebook

The Crime Writers' Association
, whose 700+ members are all published writers of fiction and/or crime-related non-fiction. It is committed to supporting professional writers, and organises the annual Dagger awards - among many other things.

The Crime Readers' Association, a must for everyone who loves crime and mystery fiction. Free and simple to join, it has news of authors, interviews with mystery writers, tips on becoming a crimewriter, a lively blog, and, as they say, "much more besides." Try it, you'll soon be hooked.

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Some of my favourite authors

Rhys Bowen, award-winning author whose creations include Molly Murphy, a feisty female investigator living in early 20th-century New York, and flamboyant minor royal Lady Georgie, whose adventures in 1930s London take her into both high and low places.

Ruth Downie,
whose Medicus series set in the second-century Roman Empire brings us the exploits of Roman army doctor Ruso.

Martin Edwards,
, award-winning author of (among other books) series set in the Lake District and in Liverpool.

Dolores Gordon-Smith
, whose Jack Haldean mysteries are set in 1920s Britain, where "the war to end war" is over, yet its dark shadows linger everywhere.

Rebecca Jenkins, whose soldier-adventurer Raif Jarrett mysteries take place in that most fascinating period, the Regency.

Bruce Macbain, fellow Poisoned Pen Press author whose series features the adventures of Pliny the Younger, striving for justice in the reign of Domitian.

Mary Reed and Eric Mayer, fellow Poisoned Pen Press authors, whose John the Lord Chamberlain mysteries bring to life sixth-century Constantinople in the reign of Justinian.

Carol Westron, author of thought-provoking police procedurals that contain not only first-class mysteries, but sharp insights into how a policeman's life and relationships can be affected by his work.