A Murder on the Appian Way


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St. Martins Press-3PL
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5.5 X 8.5 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Steven Saylor is the author of the long running Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder, as well as the New York Times bestselling novel, Roma and its follow-up, Empire. He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel. Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.


"Saylor puts such great detail and tumultuous life into his scenes that the sensation of rubbing elbows with the ancients is quite uncanny." --The New York Times Book Review

"Saylor is skilled at spinning a tale out of unlikely historical sources . . . literate, humane, and dramatic." --The Boston Globe

"In Steven Saylor's lively imagination, Rome--both glorious and grimy--is revived." --Seattle Times

"Really excellent . . . an enthralling re-creation of time and place, fascinating storytelling." --Sir Derek Jacobi

"As always, Saylor sketches the real-life historical background with a masterly hand." --Kirkus Reviews

"Saylor meticulously resurrects ancient Rome, providing another irresistible installment in the continuing chronicles of Gordianus the Finder. . . . Gripping suspense and intrigue superbly supported by a wealth of accurate historical detail." --Booklist

"The suspense never lags as Saylor spins a sophisticated political thriller that also brings his readers up to speed on their Roman history." --Publishers Weekly