John Maddox Roberts

John Maddox Roberts
Photo: Elizabeth Roberts

John Maddox Roberts is the author of numerous works of science fiction and fantasy in addition to his SPQR series set in ancient Rome. He and his wife live in New Mexico.


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SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Caius Julius Caesar, now dictator of Rome, has decided to revise the Roman calendar, which has become out of sync with the seasons. As if this weren’t already...


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SPQR XII: Oracle of the Dead
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Decius Caecilius Metellus, this year’s magistrate for cases involving foreigners, thinks he is merely visiting one of the local attractions of southern Italy...


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SPQR XI: Under Vesuvius
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Things are going well for Decius Caecilius Metellus. He is praetor peregrinus, which means he has to judge a case or two outside Rome. His first stop is...


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SPQR X: A Point of Law
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Decius Caecilius Metellus is moving up in the world. He’s won some money and glory fighting pirates in the Mediterranean and expects a speedy election to the...


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SPQR IX: The Princess and the Pirates
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

His two years of aedileship over, Decius is ready for his next adventure. He would rather do anything than join the war with Caesar, so he and Hermes find...


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SPQR VIII: The River God's Vengeance
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

He would rise up as savior of the State, but Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger already has a lot on his mind. In the year of his aedileship, Decius is...


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SPQR VII: The Tribune's Curse
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

I was happier than any mere mortal has a right to be and I should have known better. The entire body of received mythology and every last Greek tragedy ever...


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SPQR VI: Nobody Loves a Centurion
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

Like so many young men in later generations, Roman playboy/detective Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger is faced with the necessity of serving in his...


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SPQR V: Saturnalia
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

Every culture has its wild entertainment, but the Roman Saturnalia is looked upon as the granddaddy of them all. Roberts's vivid fictional account of the...


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SPQR I: The Kings Gambit
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Blackmail, corruption, treachery, murder--the glory that was Rome. In this Edgar Award-nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes readers back to a Rome...


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SPQR II: The Catiline Conspiracy
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

It was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was...


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SPQR IV: The Temple of the Muses
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger has a chance to join a diplomatic mission to Alexandria, he welcomes the opportunity to...


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SPQR III: The Sacrilege
The SPQR Roman Mysteries
John Maddox Roberts
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

When a sacret woman's rite in the ancient city of Rome is infiltrated by a corrupt patrician dressed in female garb, it falls to Senator Decuis Caecilius...


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