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Murder Defies the Roman Emperor

Author(s): Gray, Charles Edward Pages: 258
Publisher: Bruce Humphries Date of Publication: 1957
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: ca. 117Ð138 AD (Code: 7d2)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: ÒWhen a leading prosecutor is found dead in his library, philosopher and aesthete Quintus Caecina Tuscus turns criminologist at the behest of the Prefect of Rome. The tale is retold by his trusty "Watson", the slave and secretary, Crito. Emperor Hadrian and literary references to Plato, Herophilus and Aesop appear.Ó (Heli)
Unique Qualities: For author, see Heli-Liste.
Rating: Heli: 3 of 4 Stars.
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Review In: NYTBkRev Apr 27, 1958, p18

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