A wonderfully re-jacketed edition from Saylor's bestselling Gordianus series set in Ancient Rome.
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?
Praise for the Roma sub Rosa series: 'Saylor evokes the ancient world more convincingly than any other writer of his generation.' - Sunday Times
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
Saylor's gifts include authentic historical and topographical backgrounds and... sombre themes set off the brilliant scenery and clever plotting. - Times Literary Supplement