Novels of Ancient Rome

It is Ancient Rome, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble.  Known to many as the one man in the ancient world who can both keep a secret and uncover one, Gordianus solves murders and shares with readers the secret history of Rome, in these intriguing historical mystery novels.

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Raiders of the Nile
Raiders of the Nile

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

In 88 B.C. it seems as if all the world is at war. From Rome to Greece and to Egypt itself, most of civilization is on the verge of war. The young Gordianus—a born-and-raised Roman citizen—is...

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The Seven Wonders
The Seven Wonders

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

The year is 92 B.C. Gordianus has just turned eighteen and is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime: a far-flung journey to see the Seven Wonders of the World. Gordianus is not...

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The Judgment of Caesar
The Judgment of Caesar

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

Gordianus the Finder and his ailing wife Bethesda travel to Egypt - Bethesda's homeland - seeking a cure for her enduring, mysterious illness. They arrive as the Civil War between Caesar and...

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A Mist of Prophecies
A Mist of Prophecies

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

In the year 48 B.C., Rome is in the midst of Civil War. As Pompey and Caesar fight for control of the Republic, Rome becomes a hotbed of intrigue, driven by espionage, greed and betrayals....

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Last Seen in Massilia
Last Seen in Massilia

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

In the city of Massilia (modern-day Marseille), on the coast of Southern Gaul, Gordianus the Finder's beloved son Meto has disappeared--branded as a traitor to Caesar and apparently dead. Consumed...

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Rubicon
Rubicon

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey's favorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a...

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The House of the Vestals
The House of the Vestals

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

The first of Saylor's short story collections featuring Gordianus the Finder

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The Triumph of Caesar
The Triumph of Caesar

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion – Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra (with the help of Rome’s legions), and for the first time in...

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A Murder on the Appian Way
A Murder on the Appian Way

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

Torchlight flickers on the elegant marble walls.  The sound of a mob echoes in the street.  The year is 52 B.C. and the naked body of Publius Clodius is about to be carried...

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The Venus Throw
The Venus Throw

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

The fourth novel in Saylor's critically acclaimed Roma Sub Rosa series, featuring Gordianus the Finder.

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Catilina's Riddle
Catilina's Riddle

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

"Saylor rivals Robert Graves in his knack for making the classical world come alive." --(ortland) Oregonian "Engrossing...Ironic and satisfying." --...

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Arms of Nemesis
Arms of Nemesis

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

The hideously disfigured body was found in the atrium. The only clues are a blood-soaked cloak, and, carved into the stone at the corpse's feet, the word Sparta. The murdered man...

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Roman Blood
Roman Blood

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

In the unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 B.C., Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate staking his reputation on a case involving the savage murder...

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A Gladiator Dies Only Once
A Gladiator Dies Only Once

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

Steven Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series of novels, set in the later Roman Republic and featuring Gordianus the Finder, has garnered unusual acclaim from readers and reviewers alike, establishing...

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