Enjoy an afternoon in the company of Jacquie Rogers, author of the Quintus Valerius Roman Britain mysteries – the perfect way to celebrate Castleford’s Roman heritage!

Jacquie Rogers is the author of the Quintus Valerius Roman Britain mysteries, in which Roman imperial investigator, Quintus, and his British colleague, Tiro, investigate a wide range of crimes and threats to the British provinces at the height of the Roman Empire.

Jacquie’s most recent book, The Loyal Centurion, opens in Lagentium – the Roman name for Castleford. Her talk will cover:

  • a little about why she chose Lagentium, and the historical sources drawn on and incorporated into the book;

  • how Jacquie plans and researches her books, from first inspiration to  developed story;

  • audience questions;

  • book signings.

Jacquie Rogers was a Ten Pound Pom, who went on to live in several countries before settling back in Britain. She worked in various careers, including advertising and university lecturing, until she found writing suited her best.

Her Quintus Valerius mystery novels are set in 3rd century Roman Britain. The Governor’s Man was published in May 2021 by Sharpe Books, followed in August 2022 by The Carnelian Phoenix. The Loyal Centurion, set in York and Scotland, will be published in summer 2023.

Linked short stories have appeared in anthologies Imperium (2021), and Triumphs and Tragedies (2023).

Jacquie’s short stories have been published in several countries. In 2020 and 2021 she was Runner Up in the Lincoln Book Festival story competition.

Jacquie blogs at jacquierogers.substack.com


Join us throughout the year for an aspirational series of talks and events around the Wakefield district.

Key to the North will encourage people to engage with new topics, acquire new skills and develop new creative interests. Talks, lectures and events will shine a light on the district’s and Yorkshire’s rich heritage and popular culture. Find out more at ouryear2024.co.uk

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : Closed

Thursday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

Venue Details

Find us at

Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1BB