The Corpus Conundrum: A Third Case From The Notebooks Of Pliny The Younger (Volume 3)
Publish Date: 2011-02-23
Author: Albert A. Bell Jr.
While out hunting, Pliny finds a mans body. He appears lifeless, but Pliny cannot find a cause of death. He locks the body in a stable, but in the morning the body is gone. Strangers appear at Plinys door, claiming to be the mans children. One sings siren songs and claims his father is immortal. Another may be an empusa, a shape-shifting, blood-drinking monster. Bodies pile up: a fifteen year old murder, a faceless man floating in the bay, and the lifeless immortal, this time with his throat cut. Was he killed for his blood? Pliny and Tacitus must discover how the murders are connected to each other and to Plinys nemesis Marcus Aquilius Regulus.