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SPQR V : Saturnalia
(ISBN: 312205821)

Author(s): Roberts, John Maddox Pages: 288
Publisher: St Martin's Date of Publication: 1999
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: 59 BC (Code: 5d)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: y First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Decius Caecilius Metellus
Subject: Decius' father wants him to determine whether their kinsman Quintus Caecilius was poisoned by Quintus' spouse, Clodius' sister, with the possible severe political repercussions that could shake the foundation of the empire. Decius risks his life to find the real killers, not necessarily the politically correct one.
Unique Qualities:
Rating: The who- done-it is cleverly designed so that the audience will follow a fine mystery as well as vividly observing everyday life in Ancient Rome. HK

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