A Murder on the Appian Way: A Mystery of Ancient Rome

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Robinson, Aug 1, 2005 - Detective and mystery stories - 624 pages
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Steven Saylor's historical mysteries set in ancient Rome and featuring investigator Gordianus the Finder enjoy a widespread following in America. Robinson is publishing the whole series - five novels to date - in the UK. Following the success of Roman Blood and Arms of Nemesis, A Murder on the Appian Way is the latest novel in the series to be published in Britain in paperback format. Vivid historical fact, a completely believable world and keen plotting are the hallmarks of Saylor's novels. In A Murder on the Appian Way Gordianus the Finder - the large, eccentric, philosophical investigator whose famed skills and integrity have made him much sought after in Rome - is charged by Pompey the Great with discovering what really happened to the high-born populist politician Publius Clodius whose sinister disappearance has set Rome aflame with riots and arson.

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User Review  - Traveller1 - LibraryThing

Another Gordianus detective story, and entertaining as always. The story of the death of Clodius, the ramifications thereof, and all told from the perspective of the one man who can sort the entire ... Read full review

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User Review  - mamzel - LibraryThing

The best Gordianus episode so far! Rome is in upheaval. The Republic is close to the end. The people are divided into the patriarchs (the Best People) and the plebeians made up of freeborns and freed ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Steven Saylor's fascination with Ancient Rome began in childhood. A history graduate and former newspaper and magazine editor, he has now completed numerous novels featuring Gordianus the Finder. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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