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Ruth Downie presents the eighth novel in her acclaimed Roman Empire series.

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A scandal is threatening to engulf the popular spa town of Aquae Sulis (modern-day Bath). The wife of Ruso's best friend, Valens, has been found dead in the sacred hot spring, stabbed through the heart. Fearing the wrath of the goddess and the ruin of the tourist trade, the temple officials are keen to cover up what's happened. But the dead woman's father is demanding justice, and he's accusing Valens of murder.

If Valens turns up to face trial, he will risk execution. If he doesn't, he'll lose his children.

Ruso and Tilla do their best to help, but it's difficult to get anyone—even Valens himself—to reveal what really happened. Could Ruso's friend really be guilty as charged?

"Vance performs with the confidence of being the longtime narrator for the well-written, deeply researched series." ---AudioFile
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Memento Mori

A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

Author Ruth Downie

Narrated by Simon Vance

Publication date Mar 6, 2018

Running time 11 hrs

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