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Catilina's Riddle
(ISBN: 0-312-09763-8;080411)

Author(s): Saylor, Steven Pages: 430
Publisher: St Martin's Date of Publication: 1993
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Setting: Rome, Italy Period: 63 BC (Code: 5c)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Gordianus
Subject: Catilinarian conspiracy and a headless corpse, reinvolves Gordianus with Cicero & Roman politics despite his attempt to escape with wife & children to an Etruscan farm. Cicero is not as nice as he presents himself to be & Catiline as persuasive as Sallust says he was. Incorporates Cicero's Catilinarians & Sallust.
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Rating: 'Shrewdly depicting deadly political maneuverings, this addictive mystery also displays the author's firm grasp of history & human character.' PW. Heli: 4 of 4 stars
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Review In: PW Sep 6, 93 & SF Chronicle Dec 17, 1993

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