Selected Works

Historical Fiction
Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end.
Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance's most notorious family, three outsiders must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power.
The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.
The lives of an ambitious soldier, a patrician heiress and a future emperor fatefully intersect.
The Year of Four Emperors - and four very different women struggling to survive
A brilliant and paranoid Emperor, a wary and passionate slave girl – who will survive?


“Kate Quinn is a masterful storyteller…It is no mean feat to write a novel that is both literary and a page-turner.”

-- Margaret George, bestselling author of HELEN OF TROY and THE MEMOIRS OF CLEOPATRA

“Kate Quinn is a mistress of storytelling . . . She skillfully intertwines the private lives of her characters with huge and shocking events . . . Quinn is a remarkable new talent.”

-- Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of THE RUSSIAN CONCUBINE and THE JEWEL OF ST. PETERSBURG

`A riveting tale...glamorous and brutal, a heady mix of intrigue and combat, with added decadence and depravity...An exhilarating read.'

-- Marie Claire, UK

`Fans of Philippa Gregory's books who have had enough of Elizabethan times will be entranced by this Rome-set debut....Awash with historical detail, this is a violent, passionate, compelling read.'

-- Elle Magazine, UK

'a rollicking account...Thea's story rattles along with such infectious relish that the most pedantic classicist would be beguiled by it in the end.'

-- Daily Mail, UK

`A wildly entertaining read, this vivid tale of scandal and romance will have you holding your breath with excitement.'

-- Now Magazine, UK

"...for sheer entertainment, drama, and page-turning storytelling, this tumultuous debut novel is well worth reading."

-- Library Journal

"A heady and exciting roller-coaster of a tale set in the reign of Emperor Domitian. Based on actual events, the brutality and decadence of the times is brought powerfully to life in a gripping and entertaining way."

-- Bookseller