Roman Blood

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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Review: Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa #1)

Brukerevaluering  - Princessjay - Goodreads

A murder mystery based on Cicero's real trial notes, primarily his rebuttal. Meticulously researched, vividly brought alive: Rome in its last days, clinging to the title of a Republic despite having ... Les hele vurderingen

Review: Roman Blood (Roma Sub Rosa #1)

Brukerevaluering  - John Carter McKnight - Goodreads

One of the best opening chapters I've read in a long time: not a bit of "telling," but everything we need to know to jump into this tale of a private investigator in 80 BC Rome, delivered sparely ... Les hele vurderingen

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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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