The first two Claudia Seferius mysteries are now available in one volume!
Claudia Seferius has successfully flattered her way into marriage with a wealthy Roman wine merchant. But when her secret gambling debts spiral, she hits on another resourceful way to make money - offering her “personal services” to high-ranking Roman Citizens.
Unfortunately her clients are now turning up dead - the victims of a sadistic serial killer.
When Marcus Cornelius Orbilio, the handsome investigating officer, starts digging deep for clues, Claudia realizes she must track down the murderer herself - before her husband discovers what she's been up to.
It just wasn’t fair. When you marry a man for his money, you expect him to leave you a shining pile of gold pieces. Not a crummy old wine business. How was the new young widow Claudia going to pay off her gambling debts now?
So when Eugenius Collatinus asks Claudia to chaperone his granddaughter to Sicily she jumps at the chance to escape Rome. It should be easy--Sabina Collatinus, she is told, has recently completed thirty years’ service as a Vestal Virgin.
Or has she...?
Claudia suspects she is escorting an impostor. And then a woman’s brutalized body is discovered...