Roman Blood

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Little, Brown Book Group, 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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Masterful Recreation of Ancient Rome

Brukerevaluering  - Drew Wofford - Borders

This is a masterful achievement. Historical study teaches us that Roman sources are few; that what we have are at best transliterations centuries later; and that the majority of classical texts are ... Les hele vurderingen

Review: Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa #1)

Brukerevaluering  - Sharon Penman - Goodreads

This is an excellent historical mystery series set in ancient Rome. It has darker undertones than Lindsay Davis's Falco series,which I also enjoy, and Saylor's main character interacts with all of the major players in the twilight of the Roman Republic. Les hele vurderingen

Om forfatteren (2010)

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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