Roman Ring by C.P. Bracken
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Contemporary
Mystery
Set in Italy
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Set in Rome
(Lazio)
©1968

Out of Print

BIO

CATHRINE BRACKEN lives in Brighton where she runs a launderette with the help of her brother. Before starting business on her own, she was an international civil servant and spent ten years with Western European Union. Her experiences in Belgium. France. Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, arranging and recording conferences, allied to her private interests in antiques and rare books, gives her first novel its special international flavour. (1968)

C. P. Bracken

Roman Ring

JACKET NOTES:  On a rare book advisory job in Rome 23-year-old Antonia James is blackmailed into helping a Ring of dealers steal valuable books and manuscripts. Duncan Foster, an English expert working with the Italian police to break the Ring, enlists her as a double agent to identify and trap the criminals.

But the American backers of the Ring want quick results and this means violence. A student is murdered, a young artist knifed, Duncan faces elimination. The battle of the books is on.

The dark passages of Nero's ruined Golden House, the Flea Market, Livia's painted room, a dolce vita night club, fringe the Ring whose centre is Mario, bemusing Antonia, amusing Duncan, confusing the police.
(© Cassell Crime)