A Gladiator Dies Only Once

by Steven Saylor

Part of the Roma Sub Rosa Series

A Gladiator Dies Only Once Synopsis

Gordianus the Finder, famed detective of Ancient Rome, returns in a riveting of stories. Nine tales of murder and intrigue take him from the seamy streets of Rome to elegant villas on the Bay of Naples, from the spectacular backdrop of a chariot race to a domestic dispute with his Egyptian concubine Bethesda. In the title story a beautiful Nubian actress begs Gordianus to solve an impossible problem: how can she have just seen her beloved brother in the market place when she had previously watched him die a gruesome death as a gladiator?

A Gladiator Dies Only Once Press Reviews

Saylor's gifts include authentic historical and topographical backgrounds and... sombre themes set off the brilliant scenery and clever plotting. * Times Literary Supplement * How wonderful to have a scholar write about ancient Rome; how comforting to feel instant confidence in the historical accuracy of the novel * Sunday Times * Praise for the Roma sub Rosa series: 'Saylor evokes the ancient world more convincingly than any other writer of his generation.' * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781845292348
Publication date: 30th March 2006
Author: Steven Saylor
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor is best known as the author of the 'Roma sub Rosa' series set in ancient Rome and featuring Gordianus the Finder. His work has been widely praised for its remarkable accuracy and vivid historical detail as well as for its passion, mystery and intrigue. Steven divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas. His website is at www.stevensaylor.com

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