Death and a Crocodile by Lisa Betz | Historical Fiction Review

Death and a Crocodile by Lisa Betz

Lisa Betz
Historical Fiction

Sensible women don't investigate murders, but Livia Aemilia might not have a choice.

Rome, 47 AD. When Livia's father dies under suspicious circumstances, she sets out to find the killer before her innocent brother is convicted of murder. She may be an amateur when it comes to hunting dangerous criminals, but she's determined, intelligent, and not afraid to break a convention or two in pursuit of the truth. Plus, she's adopted a radical new faith that encourages her to believe a woman and a handful of servants can actually solve a murder.

Can she uncover the culprit before powerful men realize what she's up to and force her to stop? Or will her snooping land her in deadly peril?

A lighthearted historical mystery set in first-century Rome, featuring a feisty amateur sleuth, a cast of eccentric characters, and an unrepentant, sausage-snatching cat.

My Thoughts

This was such an interesting story. I think I can safely say that I've never read anything quite like it. Lisa Betz has given us a unique tale that leaves me wanting to read more.

I read a lot of historical fiction and biblical fiction so the timeframe wasn't new to me but the subject matter was so original. 


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