Italy, 512 CE. After the Romans before the Middle Ages, one patrician sets out to right wrongs.
This digital box set contains the first four Argolicus mysteries:
The Roman Heir: Argolicus begins a journey home to retire from politics. As a personal favor he delivers a book to a young scholar. But the young man's father is murdered hours before and Argolicus is tasked to find the killer among the patricians in an unfamiliar town where he knows no one.
The Used Virgin: The governor holds a family friend prisoner. When Argolicus visits to investigate, he unearths a greedy plot to tarnish a good man's name. To expose the plot, he must challenge the governor's venal power to reveal a scheme.
The Vellum Scribe: When Argolicus' uncle finds a dead body, it starts a chain of treacherous alliances based on greed and envy based on old friendships. But then an ambush attack produces a clue.
The Peach Widow: A simple request from his mother, sends Argolicus to settle a legal question in a family at odds. Perplexed by subterfuge and greed motivating each family member, he finds no clues until the farm dog starts to play.
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