Author(s): Steven Saylor
Crime Fiction | No Category
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.
Part of the Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder from the bestselling author or Roma and Empire.
"'Remarkable.. a stirring blend of history and mystery, well seasoned with conspiracy, passion and intrigue' Publishers Weekly 'Will delight readers in virtually every page.... Saylor has acquired the information of a historian but he enjoys the gifts of a born novelist' Boston Globe 'The remarkably vivid and finely etched historical background at once roots the characters firmly in their time and brings them alive for our own' Kirkus Reviews"
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.