"A splendid grasp of what it must have been like to live in Rome under Caligula’s reign."
— Agatha winner and New York Times Notable author Sarah Smith
“Right up there with some of my favorite authors in the same genre like
Kate Quinn and Ben Kane. I loved it!”
"A page-turning saga that revisits
heroes and villains of the grandest city of the ancient world…. Comes alive with the long-gone characters who were its lifeblood."
— Kirkus Reviews
"A complete page turner… I found myself reading until 2 or 3 in the morning sometimes, unable to put it down."
— Historical Fiction Obsession
Roman images and artifacts surround me in the coastal Maine barn where I work.
Be welcome, Muse, and have a cup of tea!
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