—novelist and photographer Martha Marks
RUBIES OF THE VIPER is a fast-paced murder mystery / suspense novel set in the Rome of Emperors Claudius and Nero. 100+ Amazon reviews.
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SYNOPSIS: When her brother is murdered in first-century Rome, Theodosia Varro inherits the family estate, going from poverty and isolation to great wealth and a prestigious position in society. Unfortunately, she lives in a time and a place that deny women of her class the very things she most desires: personal freedom and self-determination. Only by identifying her brother’s killer can she feel safe, yet her efforts take her in quite the opposite direction. After her own actions and the scheming of others lead to catastrophe, Theodosia struggles to survive and recover what matters most in her life.
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