Roman Blood

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Constable & Robinson Limited, 25. mar. 2010 - 300 sider
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A thrilling puzzle from the ancient world with real historical characters and based on a case in Cicero's Orations - Roman Blood is a perfect blend of mystery and history by a brilliant storyteller. On an unseasonably warm spring morning in 80BC, Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate and orator preparing his first important case. His client is Umbrian landowner, Sextus Roscius, accused of the unforgivable: the murder of his own father. Gordianus agrees to investigate the crime - in a society fire with deceit, betrayl and conspiracy, where neither citizen nor slave can be trusted to speak the truth. But even Gordianus is not prepared for the spectacularly dangerous fireworks that attend the resolution of this ugly, delicate case...

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Saylor makes this ancient plot compelling for today. - Goodreads
Marred somewhat by moments of awkward writing. - Goodreads
Rather he gained his insights the hard way. - Goodreads

Review: Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa #1)

Brukerevaluering  - Peejay Who Once Was Minsma - Goodreads

One might be tempted to compare the Ancient Rome of this novel to the noir Los Angeles of Raymond Chandler or James Ellroy: the tough-but-tender detective on the edge of society; the sweltering ... Les hele vurderingen

Review: Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa #1)

Brukerevaluering  - Louise - Goodreads

I liked the core story just fine, as well as the murder plot. However there were a few things that annoyed me.The first has to do with the writing. To me it seems excessively descriptive. There are ... Les hele vurderingen

Om forfatteren (2010)

Steven Saylor (born March 23, 1956) is an American author of historical novels. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and Classics. Although he also has written novels about Texas history, Saylor's best-known work is his Roma Sub Rosa series, set in ancient Rome. The novels' hero is a detective named Gordianus the Finder, active during the time of Sulla, Cicero, Julius Caesar, and Cleopatra. He divides his time residing in California and texas.

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