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The Throne of Caesar

The Throne of Caesar

In The Throne of Caesar, award-winning mystery author Steven Saylor turns to the most famous murder in history . . .

It’s Rome, 44 AD, and the Ides of March are approaching.

Julius Caesar has been appointed Dictator for life by the Roman Senate. Having pardoned his remaining enemies and rewarded his friends, Caesar is now preparing to leave Rome with his army to fight the Parthian Empire.

Gordianus the Finder, after decades of investigating crimes and murders involving the powerful, has finally retired. But on the morning of March 10th, he’s summoned to meet with Cicero and Caesar himself. Both have the same request – keep your ear to the ground, ask around, and find out if there are any conspiracies against Caesar’s life. Caesar, however, has one other important matter to discuss – he is going to make Gordianus a Senator when he attends the next session on the 15th of March.

With only four days left before he’s made a Senator, Gordianus must dust off his old skills and see what conspiracy against Julius Caesar, if any, he can uncover. Because the Ides of March are approaching…

Praise for Steven Saylor

A compelling storyteller, with a striking talent for historical reconstructionMary Beard

Saylor’s scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals’ Ruth Rendell

The most reliably entertaining and well-researched novels about the ancient world [are] Steven Saylor’s tales of the Roman proto-detective Gordianus the Finder. The Throne of Caesar brings the series to a satisfying conclusion [and offers] a new, compelling perspective on familiar historic events’ Sunday Times

‘Writing a detective story about one of the most famous murders in history is no easy feat, but Saylor carries it off with characteristic brilliance . . . he has made this era his ownIan Ross
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th March 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472123633

Reviews

Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals
Ruth Rendell
What can you do, as a novelist, with the most famous murder in history? That Steven Saylor has taken up the challenge in full may explain why he has fair claim to be our greatest living historical novelist.
Richard Blake
With its expert mix of comedy and tragedy, Wrath may be Saylor's most thought-provoking work, a book that shows sympathy for all while asking us to ponder mankind's seemingly limitless capacity to do terrible things
USA Today
A compelling storyteller, with a striking talent for historical reconstruction
Mary Beard
This elegant novel brings Saylor's much-loved Roma Sub Rosa series to a triumphant close, painting a vivid portrait of society, politics and the arts during the Republic's dying days
Sunday Express
The Saylor hallmarks are meticulous recreation of Rome's grimy bustling streets and a brilliantly drawn cast of minor characters
The Sunday Times
Writing a detective story about one of the most famous murders in history is no easy feat, but Saylor carries it off with characteristic brilliance. Over the course of sixteen books, he has made this era his own, constructing a detailed and dynamic portrait of Republican Rome in its dying days
Ian Ross
For more than 25 years, the most reliably entertaining and well-researched novels about the ancient world have been Steven Saylor's tales of the Roman proto-detective Gordianus the Finder. The Throne of Caesar brings the series to a satisfying conclusion [and offers] a new, compelling perspective on familiar historic events.
Sunday Times