Students at a summer school in Italy encounter intrigue, love and murder in James Allan Evans' self-published novel Death in Pozzuoli (Trafford 2009). It was followed by THE POWER GAME IN BYZANTIUM. ANTONINA AND THE EMPRESS THEODORA (CONTINUUM INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING GROUP. LONDON/NEW YORK, 2011) ISBN: 978-1-4411-4078-4.

A UBC professor emeritus who is an authority on Mediterranean history, Evans has also written The Empress Theodora: Partner of Justinian; The Beginnings of History: Herodotus and the Persian Wars; and Daily Life in the Hellenistic World from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra.

He lives on Mayne Island.

[BCBW 2012]