SPQR V: Saturnalia

The SPQR Roman Mysteries (Volume 5)

John Maddox Roberts

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

Download Image John Maddox Roberts SPQR V: Saturnalia

Available Formats

BookeBook
This eagerly awaited fifth book in John Maddox Roberts's Edgar-nominated historical mystery series once again takes the reader back to the Rome of Julius Caesar and the Roman Senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger. Decius has won himself a reputation as both an investigator and, most unfortunately, a bit of a playboy. Having been banished by his family for sometimes embarrassing activities to a rather leisurely lifestyle on Rhodes, he is puzzled to be suddenly and unexpectedly summoned home to assist in an investigation.

Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer, a relative of Decius and his family and the head of a powerful political clan, has been poisoned, and his infamous wife Clodia is immediately suspected of disposing of her rather inconvenient husband. Not entirely convinced of Clodia's guilt, Decius delves into the intricacies of Rome's ruling class and discovers that a clandestine, forbidden witches' cult is inextricably intertwined with some very highborn people. A trial for Clodia would be most unwelcome, as it could bring to light some well-kept secrets. To get to the bottom of the corruption that accompanies the intoxicating allure of this ancient city, Decius must form an uneasy alliance with Clodius, Clodia's brother and his sworn enemy, and be extremely careful not to step on any toes.

Connect with the Author

John Maddox Roberts

Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Praise for SPQR V: Saturnalia

"A lean, fast-moving, satisfying book."
---Detroit Free Press on SPQR V: Saturnalia

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

John Maddox Roberts

John Maddox Roberts has written numerous works of science fiction and fantasy, in addition to his successful historical SPQR mystery series. He lives with his wife, Beth, in the little coal-mining community of Pound, Virginia.

John Maddox Roberts

Photo: Elizabeth Roberts
John Maddox Roberts

Back

Community

 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

SPQR V: Saturnalia
John Maddox Roberts

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429908290
ISBN10: 1429908297
275 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312320188
ISBN10: 0312320183
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$17.99
Back

From The Publisher

Minotaur Books

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back