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Arms of Nemesis by Steven Saylor

Cover of Arms of Nemesis by Steven Saylor

Arms of Nemesis is a mystery set in ancient Rome at the time of Spartacus' slave rebellion. Detective Gordianus the Finder investigates the murder of a cousin of Marcus Licinius Crassus, the richest man in Rome, who wants to lead the army against Spartacus. Two runaway slaves are blamed for the murder, and Crassus wants to slaughter the whole household of slaves in revenge. Gordianus is sure they're innocent, but he has to prove it to Crassus' satisfaction in three days'...

A Florence Diary by Diana Athill

Cover of A Florence Diary by Diana Athill

This delightful little book, which can be read in one sitting, is a diary kept by novelist and literary editor Diana Athill during a visit to Florence in 1947. She writes about the sights of Florence, the delicious food she ate, and the people she met there.