Richard Blake is a lecturer, historian, broadcaster and writer who lives in Kent.
'Fascinating to read, very well written, an intriguing plot and I enjoyed it very much.' -- Derek Jacobi on CONSPIRACIES OF ROME 'I can't resist recommending this first volume of a promised trilogy. Set during the last pangs of Imperial Rome, with a vivid account of the machinations of the early Church, it is well-informed, atmospheric and beautifully written.' -- Literary Review on CONSPIRACIES OF ROME 'It's simply the best historical novel I've ever read, perhaps short of C.S. Forester. It's a very great deal better than any of the ancient Roman detective novels I've seen.' -- L. Neil Smith on CONSPIRACIES OF ROME