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Murder Imperial

Doherty, P. C.

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ISBN 10: 0747222428 / ISBN 13: 9780747222422
Published by Headline Book Publishing, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing Stated with "1" in the Full Number Line. * Signed by Author on the 2nd end paper. (Signature Only) No Inscriptions. Dust Jacket is unclipped with publisher's price (18.99) on inside flap. NOT a book club edition. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding is tight and square. A Fine Copy in a Fine Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001325837

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Title: Murder Imperial

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

Edition: 1st Edition

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313 AD. At the dawn of the fourth century, the Roman empire is beset by economic problems, barbarian incursions and religious divides. After a series of tyrannical rulers, Emperor Diocletian has divided the empire into east and west. Now, with Constantine's victory over Maxentius in the west, Rome finally appears to be emerging from its turbulent past. But instead of enjoying the fruits of his victory, Emperor Constantine is in trouble. In order to consolidate his power and under the guidance of his mother Helena, he plans to harness the power of the increasingly influential Christian Church. Then a series of murders brings his loyalties into question. The emperor frequents courtesans from the Guild of Aphrodite, three of whom have been found dead - all with crosses etched on their foreheads and each cheek. In order to protect her son's future, Helena, aided by the priest Anastasius, calls upon the service of an 'agente in rebus politicis' - or spy. Claudia is the niece of a tavern-owner and is placed as a wine-server in Constantine's household. But Claudia has secret motives of her own...

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Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.

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