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Nero

Author(s): Castle, Frank Pages: 160
Publisher: Avon Date of Publication: 1961
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: ca. 54Ð68 AD (Code: 7b5)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c/p
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Nero. a sort of jazzed-up Quo Vadis, complete with dissipated Roman orgies and Christians thrown to the lions. Almost all the characters except the hero and his true love (one of several) die assorted messy deaths, and in the end it turns out that Nero didn't commit suicide after all, but was assassinated by our gallant Marcus Severus. (Ridington)
Unique Qualities:
Rating: 'trash' (Ridington); 'sensationalism' (Beall)

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