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Saylor, Steven 1956-

Overview
Works: 142 works in 791 publications in 16 languages and 22,917 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Short stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.A96, 813.54
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Publications about Steven Saylor
Publications by Steven Saylor
Most widely held works by Steven Saylor
Roma : the novel of ancient Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )
46 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,503 libraries worldwide
"Spanning a thousand years, and following the shifting fortunes of two families though the ages, this is the epic saga of Rome, the city and its people."--Source other than the Library of Congress
A mist of prophecies by Steven Saylor( Book )
37 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
When a beautiful seeress is murdered while Julius Caesar and Pompey make war for control of the Roman Empire, Gordianus the Finder investigates the murder amid the larger intrigues of ancient Rome
The triumph of Caesar : a novel of ancient Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
Gordianus, recently returned from Egypt with his wife Bethesda, is essentially retired from his previous profession of "Finder" but even he cannot refuse the call of Calpurnia, Caesar's wife. Troubled by dreams foretelling disaster and fearing a conspiracy against the life of Caesar, she had hired someone to investigate the rumors
Empire : the novel of imperial Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
'Empire' charts the destinies of five generations of the Pinarius family, from the reign of the first emperor, Augustus, to the glorious height of Rome's empire under Hadrian. Through them we observe the machinations of Tiberius, the madness of Caligula, the cruel escapades of Nero and the Golden Age of Trajan, and bear witness to the spectacular events of the time, including Nero's terrifying persecution of the Christians and the mind-blowing opening games at the Colosseum
Rubicon by Steven Saylor( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
In Ancient Rome, sleuth Gordianus the Finder investigates the death by garroting of Pompey's cousin. The probe plays out amid political turmoil as Julius Caesar invades from Gaul, starting a civil war
Roman blood by Steven Saylor( Book )
42 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Gordianus the Finder unwittingly becomes embroiled in a dangerous situation when he accepts a commission in 80 B.C. to investigate the case of an Umbrian landowner who is accused of killing his own father
Arms of Nemesis by Steven Saylor( Book )
53 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
It is 72 B.C. and the Spartacus Slave Revolt is raging through the countryside of southern Italy, terrorizing the citizens of Rome, when Gordianus the Finder receives an urgent summons from a mysterious client, calling him to the luxury resort of Baiae on the Bay of Naples. The overseer of a great villa has been killed and all the evidence seems to point to two slaves believed to have since run off to join Spartacus. The master of the house is Marcus Crassus, the richest man in Rome, and he has invoked an ancient Roman law: When slave kills master, justice demands the death of every slave in the household. So in three days, as a part of the funeral games, ninety-nine slaves will be slaughtered in the arena. Crassus has been asking the Senate to grant him a special military command against Spartacus; by decreeing the harshest possible punishment against the remaining slaves, he has turned a potential political embarrassment into a political coup. The truth of the murder is more complicated than it appears; its twisted path leads Gordianus on an extraordinary journey, from a hellish descent into the hold of a Roman slave galley, to an eerie visit to the Cumaen Sibyl, ending at a harrowing gladitorial match. As the hour of the slaughter nears, Gordianus finds himself caught in a web of tantalizing but elusive evidence. But as he begins to discern the solution, he realizes the truth may lead to his own destruction
Last seen in Massilia by Steven Saylor( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,083 libraries worldwide
In 49 B.C., Gordianus travels to the besieged city of Massilia (Marseille) to discover the truth about his son Meto
The house of the Vestals : the investigations of Gordianus the Finder by Steven Saylor( Book )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
Nine crime stories featuring Gordianus the Finder, a detective in ancient Rome who marries his slave. Part mystery, part a social history of the period from the end of Sulla's dictatorship to the Spartacan slave revolt
The Venus throw by Steven Saylor( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
"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, a philosopher named Dio, has come to ask for something Gordianus cannot give -- help in staying alive. Before the night is out, he will be murdered. Now Gordianus begins his most dangerous case. Hired to investigate Dio's death by a beautiful woman with a scandalous reputation, he will follow a trail of political intrigue into the highest circles of power and the city's most hidden arenas of debauchery. There Gordianus will learn nothing is as it seems -- not the damning evidence he uncovers, not the suspect he sends to trial, not even the real truth behind Dio's death which lies in secrets -- not of state but of the heart"--Page 4 of cover
The judgment of Caesar : a novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
Heading to Egypt in search of a cure for the mysterious illness of his ailing wife, Bethesda, Gordianus the Finder arrives in a country torn by war and power struggles, a situation that worsens when Bethesda vanishes
The seven wonders : a novel of the ancient world by Steven Saylor( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
A prequel to the best-selling Roma Sub Rosa series traces 18-year-old Gordianus's journey to the Seven Wonders of the World, each of which pose a mystery that challenges his budding powers of deduction and the tenacity of celebrated poet Antipater of Sidon, who fakes his death to accompany young Gordianus
A murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
When the high-born populist politician, Publius Clodius, is murdered on the Appian Way, Rome explodes into riot and arson. All fingers point at Titus Milo, his arch-enemy and a friend of Cicero. The emperor calls on Gordianus the Finder to find out the truth
Have you seen Dawn? by Steven Saylor( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
Returning to her Texas hometown, Rue Dunwitty learns about a local kidnapping and is disconcerted by the missing girl's brooding twin brother, her estranged father, and her boyfriend's unexpected ties to the area
Catilina's riddle by Steven Saylor( Book )
37 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 977 libraries worldwide
The year is 63 BC, and Gordianus the Finder unexpectedly achieves the dream of every Roman: owning a farm in the Etruscan countryside. Vowing to leave behind the corruption of Rome, he abandons the city, taking his family with him. This bucolic life, however, is disrupted by the machinations and murderous plots of two politicians. When Gordianus' longtime patron Cicero attains his lifelong dream of a coveted consulship, he urgently requests a favor of Gordianus: his help in keeping watch on a radical populist senator, Catilina-Cicero's political rival and a candidate to replace him in the annual elections. Against his will, Gordianus finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of deceit and intrigue, uncertain of the dangers and even more uncertain of where his true allegiance lies. When his six-year-old daughter Diana finds a headless corpse in their stable, Gordianus is confronted with the deadliest mystery of his career. Shrewdly depicting deadly political maneuverings, this addictive mystery also displays the author's firm grasp of history and human character
A gladiator dies only once : the further investigations of Gordianus the Finder by Steven Saylor( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of the later Roman Republic, a collection of short mystery tales featuring ancient Roman sleuth Gordianus the Finder follows the early career of the classical sleuth
Raiders of the Nile : a novel of the Ancient World by Steven Saylor( Book )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Hungarian and held by 816 libraries worldwide
"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 living in Alexandria, making ends meet by plying his trade of solving puzzles and finding things out for pay. He whiles away his time with his slave Bethesda, waiting for the world to regain its sanity. But on the day Gordianus turns twenty-two, Bethesda is kidnapped by brigands who mistake her for a rich man's mistress. If Gordianus is to find and save Bethesda, who has come to mean more to him than even he suspected, he must find the kidnappers before they realize their mistake and cut their losses. Using all the skills he learned from his father, Gordianus must track them down and convince them that he can offer something of enough value in exchange for Bethesda's release. As the streets of Alexandria slowly descend into chaos, and the citizenry begin to riot with rumors of an impending invasion by Ptolmey's brother, Gordianus finds himself in the midst of a very bold and dangerous plot--the raiding and pillaging of the golden sarcophagus of Alexander the Great himself. New York Times bestselling author Steven Saylor returns, chronicling the early years of his detective, Gordianus, before he assumed the title of The Finder. Raiders of the Nile is the latest in his much-loved series of mysteries set in the late Roman Republic"--
A twist at the end : a novel of O. Henry by Steven Saylor( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 libraries worldwide
A crime tale based on actual events from more than one hundred years ago follows a serial killer dubbed "The Servant Girl Annihilator" who roamed the streets of Austin, Texas
Wrath of the furies : a novel of the ancient world by Steven Saylor( Book )
10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
"The young Gordianus has been waiting out the chaos in Alexandria, with Bethesda, when he gets a cryptic message from his former tutor and friend, Antipater. Now in Ephesus, as part of Mithridates' entourage, Antipater seems to think that his life is in imminent danger. To rescue him, Gordianus concocts a daring, even foolhardy, scheme to go behind enemy lines and bring Antipater to safety. But there are powerful, and deadly forces, at work here, which have their own plans for Gordianus. Not entirely sure whether he's a player or a pawn, Gordianus must unravel the mystery behind the message if he's to save himself and the people he holds most dear"--
The judgement of Caesar by Steven Saylor( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Gordianus meets Caesar and the legendary Cleopatra It is 48BC. Rival Roman generals Pompey and Caesar have turned to Egypt in their contest for world domination. But Egypt itself is torn apart by the murderous rivalry between the goddess-queen and her brother, King Ptolemy. Into this hothouse atmosphere of intrigue comes Gordianus the Finder, seeking a cure for his wife in the sacred waters of the Nile. But he soon finds himself forced to prove the innocence of his son who stands accused of murder. The judgement of Caesar will determine the fate of Gordianus's son; the choice Caesar makes between Cleopatra and Ptolemy will determine the future of the world
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Travis, Aaron, 1956-

Saylor, Steven W.
Saylor, Steven W. 1956-
Steven Saylor Amerikaans schrijver
Steven Saylor amerikansk författare
Steven Saylor amerikansk skribent
Steven Saylor écrivain américain
Steven Saylor pisarz amerykański
Steven Saylor scrittore statunitense
Steven Saylor US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Travis, Aaron.
Travis, Aaron 1956-
Сейлор, Стивен
세일러, 스티븐 W. 1956-
Languages
English (359)
Spanish (37)
Polish (28)
French (21)
Dutch (13)
Italian (8)
Danish (7)
German (4)
Czech (4)
Hungarian (3)
Portuguese (3)
Korean (3)
Croatian (2)
Finnish (1)
Swedish (1)
Russian (1)
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