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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A Gladiator Dies Only Once
A Gladiator Dies Only Once

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

Second compilation of short pieces featuring Gordianus the Finder, filling in the gaps between the novels Roman Blood and Catilina's Riddle.

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The Judgment of Caesar
The Judgment of Caesar

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

It is 48 B.C. For years now, the rival Roman generals Caesar and Pompey have engaged in a contest for world domination. Both now turn to Egypt, where Pompey plans a last desperate stand on the...

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A Mist of Prophecies
A Mist of Prophecies

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

During the Roman Civil War, as the forces of Pompey and Julius Caesar fight a series of battles in the provinces over control of the Republic, Rome itself is a hotbed of intrigue as those left...

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The Venus Throw
The Venus Throw

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

On a chill January evening in 56 B.C. , two strange visitors to Rome--an Egyptian ambassador and a eunuch priest--seek out Gordianus the Finder whose specialty is solving murders. But the ambassador,...

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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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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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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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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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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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Last Seen in Massilia
Last Seen in Massilia

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

In 49 B.C., a bloody civil war between the forces loyal to Pompey and Julius Caesar has engulfed the Roman world and no one is allowed to be neutral. With Rome itself in turmoil, Gordianus the...

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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 terrible...

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The House of the Vestals
The House of the Vestals

Novels of Ancient Rome

Steven Saylor

St. Martin's Press

It is Ancient Rome, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble. Stalking about the city's twisting trails looking for clues and finding bodies, Gordianus has had his share of misadventure...

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