Summary

Nox Dormienda is the award-winning debut novel of critically-acclaimed author Kelli Stanley (City of Dragons), and the first of a series in a new genre: Roman Noir. Featuring Arcturus, a hardboiled protagonist in the best Philip Marlowe tradition, Nox is a different kind of historical mystery, a suspense thriller that combines a classic noir style with the rich texture of the ancient past.
©2011 Kelli Stanley (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By The Curator on 31-07-17

Roman Britain meets LA

An interesting attempt at setting a Chandleresque tale in the ancient past. It worked well enough but I struggled with 2 things:
1. It's set in London but all the natives had what were probably Irish accents 2. The Latin pronunciations were done in a style that was old fashioned when I learned 30 years ago. Pronouncing villa as wee-la made me laugh out loud. If you're not a pedant (like me), it's perfectly enjoyable.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anna on 26-07-14

Roman Noir

This book is exactly as advertised (for once). Nox Dormienda is in same line as other ancient mystery series but with a unique noir format. The world building, plot and characters were all excellent and it was evident that the author was thorough in his research. The only drawback was the romance which would even make a soap opera fan cringe but mercifully only occupied a small portion of the story. Definitely worth a credit and as soon as the next in the series is available on audible (The Curse-Maker) I'm buying.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Rollin on 14-07-14

Very disappointing whodunit in ancient Brittania

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

He could have equated the seriousness of the plot (Emperor Domitian scheming to bring about the downfall of Governor Agricola in Britannia) with a more adult and crafty main character.

What could Kelli Stanley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Although there is rich description of ancient Londinium and an interesting political background to plot, the character himself is rather sophomoric and not very believable. Character development is very unsubtle: the female character very suddenly falls in love with the main character (after slapping him in the face).

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Ray Porter could have refrained from sounding like a 21st century teenager.

Any additional comments?

I'm afraid I won't download any more of Stanley's books.

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