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3.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Saylor Narrator: Scott Harrison Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Roma Sub Rosa Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538462591
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South of Rome on the Gulf of Puteoli stands the splendid villa of Marcus Crassus, Rome’s wealthiest citizen. When the estate overseer is murdered, Crassus concludes that the deed was done by two missing slaves, who have probably run off to join the Spartacan Slave Revolt. Unless they are found within three days, Crassus vows to massacre his remaining ninety-nine slaves.

To Gordianus the Finder falls the fateful task of resolving this riddle from Hades. In a house filled with secrets, the truth is slow to emerge. And as the hour of the massacre approaches, Gordianus realizes that the labyrinthine path he has chosen may just lead to his own destruction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A compulsively entertaining whodunit.”

     New York Times Book Review

  • “Entertaining…Saylor’s sense of style and elegantly witty writing make the most of this genre transference.”

     Boston Guide

  • “Steven Saylor impeccably re-creates life in Imperial Rome…an intriguing mix of historical accuracy and tense drama.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Saylor interweaves history and suspense into another seamless thriller…A marvelously authentic slice of antiquity that will serve as a savory treat for fans of both mystery and historical fiction”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eugene Peery | 2/12/2014

    " A good read. It is very enjoyable to read a good story And imagine yourself in another time at the same time. This is the third one of the series that I've read and I plan to read them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane Downton | 2/12/2014

    " This was the first of the many novels I've enjoyed by Steven Saylor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Aldridge | 2/6/2014

    " This is an excellent books! I have also read his collection of short stories, which included the story on the Vestal Virgins. I plan to read more of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 1/31/2014

    " Not quite as good as the first book, it's still an enjoyable yarn, and I'll be going back to the well for more, given the amount of books there are in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dane | 1/24/2014

    " Good mystery. I used it for a book review in high school. One of the first Saylor books I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsin Barlow | 1/20/2014

    " Great Roman history but only fair murder mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 1/14/2014

    " This is a great series intro'd to me by kfurr. I went and bought the whole Sub Rosa series at abebooks and I'm now on the last one. Great mysteries set in historical context I can believe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shahrun | 12/21/2013

    " An enjoyable, well researched murder mystery tour of ancient Rome! I found author's note at the end interesting. I like it when author's point you in the direction of further information, if you would like to do some more research on after enjoying what you have just read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 5/20/2013

    " Even better than the first one. I'm really looking forward to the rest of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/28/2013

    " I love Saylor's ability both to humanize ancient Rome and to make it quite alien in many ways. These books are immersive. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 3/3/2012

    " I have an only slightly-secret love for the mysteries of Steven Saylor set in ancient Rome. They're always fun, and often a little educational as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 3/3/2012

    " One of my clients suggested that I read these Roman mysteries and I found them to be pleasant. The writing isn't great, and sometimes they're a bit clunky, but overall they're enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirstin Morris | 5/8/2011

    " Entertaining book, but Crassus was a bit too pig headed to be really enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 4/18/2011

    " Another decent novel set in ancient Rome (or rather, Baiae). The world building/description is well done, the characters are interesting if not amazing but the mystery is not very exciting. Still a nice read, especially for those with an interest in Roman lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsin | 1/3/2011

    " Great Roman history but only fair murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lrichter | 8/1/2010

    " A pleasant book, but not as mindlessly entertaining as Lindsy Davis' Marcus Didius Falco Series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 7/9/2010

    " Murder mystery set in the time of the Spartacus uprisings. Here we also learn of the comic plays of Plautus with crafty servants (like Jeeves) and that the image of a horsehead is a symbol of death (as in the Godfather scene). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dane | 3/2/2010

    " Good mystery. I used it for a book review in high school. One of the first Saylor books I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 2/23/2010

    " His best to date. A strong mix of mystery and Roman culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 11/5/2009

    " Another decent novel set in ancient Rome (or rather, Baiae). The world building/description is well done, the characters are interesting if not amazing but the mystery is not very exciting. Still a nice read, especially for those with an interest in Roman lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria K. | 8/13/2009

    " Good mystery with some Roman B.C. history thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 1/31/2009

    " One of my clients suggested that I read these Roman mysteries and I found them to be pleasant. The writing isn't great, and sometimes they're a bit clunky, but overall they're enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 1/31/2009

    " This is an excellent books! I have also read his collection of short stories, which included the story on the Vestal Virgins. I plan to read more of his books. "

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About the Author
Author Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of novels set in ancient Rome. He studied history at the University of Texas at Austin. Saylor’s writing has appeared in the Threepenny Review, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

Scott Harrison is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater Institute in Massachusetts and founder of Ironweed Productions, a theater company in Santa Fe, New Mexico.