Gebraucht - Gut - 416 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A thrilling puzzle from the ancient world with real historical characters and based on a case in Cicero's Orations - Roman Blood is a perfect blend of mystery and history by a brilliant storyteller. On an unseasonably warm spring morning in 80BC, Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate and orator preparing his first important case. His client is Umbrian landowner, Sextus Roscius, accused of the unforgivable: the murder of his own father. Gordianus agrees to investigate the crime - in a society fire with deceit, betrayl and conspiracy, where neither citizen nor slave can be trusted to speak the truth. But even Gordianus is not prepared for the spectacularly dangerous fireworks that attend the resolution of this ugly, delicate case...
How wonderful, to have a scholar write about ancient Rome; how comforting, to feel instant confidence in the historical accuracy of a novel. ( Sunday Times)
Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking, his writing enthrals. (Ruth Rendell)
Wonderfully clever. ( New York Times)
Remarkable...as stirring blend of history and mystery, well-seasoned with conspiracy, passion and intrigue. ( Publishers Weekly)
Gripping historical thrillers...Saylor's understanding of the rich complexity of Roman life has a universal appeal. ( San Fransisco Chronicle)
Really excellent...an enthralling recreation of time and place, fascinating storytelling. ( Derek Jacobi)
Sweeping and marvellously evocative. ( Booklist)
Remarkable...classical historical mystery, in every sense. ( Kirkus Reviews)
Titel: Roman Blood: A Novel of Ancient Rome (St. ...
Verlag: St Martins Pr