Matilda Gray is an expert on antiquities, especially the Roman and Celtic artifacts found in Great Britain. But one thing Matilda has learned is that such relics of time past are not valued only by museums but also by unscrupulous collectors, and the illegal trade in such treasures can be deadly. Gareth March is a Scotland Yard detective who must work - reluctantly -- with Matilda to solve the murder of a woman who knew too much about stolen antiquities. Solving the murder will earn him a promotion. And more--perhaps a greater treasure than Celtic gold is a relationship appearing when he least expects it . . . The murder case, the case of the stolen antiquities, and the treasure coming to light at the excavation of a Roman fort are tied inextricably together. At last Matilda and Gareth have to stop arguing and begin a race against time to prevent another murder. They do, after all, agree on one thing: the risk of death makes life and love all the sweeter. There's always time enough to die.
What readers and reviewers are saying about Time Enough to Die
Time Enough to Die is a wonderful piece of entertainment with a great truth at its core. Carl's skill at bringing her characters to life, those sympathetic and those just pathetic, is remarkable. She is a writer of great complexity and charm. -- Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels.
Time Enough to Die is a delightfully written and well-constructed murder story, set in the present day against a backdrop of Roman Britain and Druid rites, with a pleasingly accurate use of colloquial English! Boudicca---or as I knew her Boadicea--rides again. -- Anne Perry, author of the Thomas Pitt and William Monk detective novels.
Once again, Lillian Stewart Carl takes history and archeology and crafts them into a satisfying tale sure to please fans of all mystery persuasions. Time Enough to Die provides readers with absorbing characters, richly detailed descriptions of the dig and its environs, and, finally, a rousing good puzzle that will keep readers guessing whodunit till almost the end of the book. I highly recommend this book to not only fans of paranormal mysteries, but to anyone who enjoys a well thought out and written novel. -- Teri Smith, Crescent Blues Book Reviews
Take a town in England, interesting history, the spirits of a Roman couple and a Celtic woman, a hint of romance, the threat of death, a suspenseful conclusion, mix them together and you have a very good read. I appreciated that neither the romance nor the parapsychology overwhelmed the basic investigation of a murder and thefts. The characters were human and fallible. I'd say this is one of Carl's best books. -- L.J. Roberts, Mystery*File On-line