A great series, and this installment in it is no exception.
I am listing all the books in Steven Saylor's Rosa sub Roma series except the last one, which is on my wish list! This was a very enjoyable series...well written, educational (at least for me who previously had no interest in ancient Rome) and fun to see the progression of Gordianus the Finder's life.
You may want to order all of them because they're a fast read and, to me anyway, very addictive.
If you love reading books Lindsey Davis mysteries. You wil enjoy reading Steve Saylor and his character "Gordianus the Finder". This is the 8th book in the series, but a great mystery read.
This is a first-person narrative of Gordianus the Finder (ancient Rome's answer to Kojak) and his attempts to solve the murder of Cassandra, a looney tunes prophetess and his erstwhile lover. Saylor is not lacking in scholarship as the story is sprinkled and seasoned with tasty tidbits of Roman history.
Of particular interest in this story is the inclusion and central role of many of the power players among the women of Rome, including the wife of Julius Caesar, Marc Anthony's wife, Marc Anthony's mistress, etc. reconstructed through what little documentation has survived the years and augmented by Saylor's vivid imagination.
There's never a dull moment in the life of entry-of-C.E. Roman private investigators.
Another Gordianus the Finder book, based on historical references to Rome in 48 B.C.
In the year 48 BCm rome is in the midst of civil war. As Pompey and Julius Caesar fight for control of the Republic., Rome itself becomes a hotbed of intrigue, riven by espionage, greedy profiteering, and bitter betrayals.
A beautiful young seeress staggers across the Roman marketplace and dies in the arms of Gordianus the Finder, possibly mad and claiming no memory of her past. Cassandra-like her Trojan Namesake-was reputed to possess the gift of prophecy. For such a figt there are many in Rome who would pay handsomely... or resort to murder.
Obsessed with Cassandra and her mystery, Gordianus begins to investigate her murder. As he gradually peels away the veils of secrecy that surround Cassandra's like and death, he disovers a web of conspiracy linkinng many of the city's most ruthless and powerful women. Now Gordianus's pursuit of the truth not only endangers his own life, but could change the future of Rome itself.
A mystery of ancient Rome.the story is about Godianus the Finder. A mysterious woman dies in his arms. He is obsessed to find about her life and uncovers her dealings with several important women of Rome.