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Saylor, Steven 1956-

Works: 173 works in 1,125 publications in 15 languages and 22,820 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Short stories  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3569.A96, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Saylor
The judgment of Caesar : a novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heading to Egypt in search of a cure for the mysterious illness of his ailing wife, Bethesda, Gordianus the Finder arrives in a country torn by war and power struggles, a situation that worsens when Bethesda vanishes
A mist of prophecies by Steven Saylor( Book )

53 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a beautiful seeress is murdered while Julius Caesar and Pompey make war for control of the Roman Empire, Gordianus the Finder investigates the murder amid the larger intrigues of ancient Rome
The triumph of Caesar : a novel of ancient Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordianus, recently returned from Egypt with his wife Bethesda, is essentially retired from his previous profession of "Finder" but even he cannot refuse the call of Calpurnia, Caesar's wife. Troubled by dreams foretelling disaster and fearing a conspiracy against the life of Caesar, she had hired someone to investigate the rumors
Roma : the novel of ancient Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning a thousand years, and following the shifting fortunes of two families though the ages, this is the epic saga of Rome, the city and its people."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Roman blood by Steven Saylor( Book )

80 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordianus the Finder unwittingly becomes embroiled in a dangerous situation when he accepts a commission in 80 B.C. to investigate the case of an Umbrian landowner who is accused of killing his own father
Rubicon by Steven Saylor( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ancient Rome, sleuth Gordianus the Finder investigates the death by garroting of Pompey's cousin. The probe plays out amid political turmoil as Julius Caesar invades from Gaul, starting a civil war.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Arms of Nemesis by Steven Saylor( Book )

74 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 72 B.C. and the Spartacus Slave Revolt is raging through the countryside of southern Italy, terrorizing the citizens of Rome, when Gordianus the Finder receives an urgent summons from a mysterious client, calling him to the luxury resort of Baiae on the Bay of Naples. The overseer of a great villa has been killed and all the evidence seems to point to two slaves believed to have since run off to join Spartacus. The master of the house is Marcus Crassus, the richest man in Rome, and he has invoked an ancient Roman law: When slave kills master, justice demands the death of every slave in the household. So in three days, as a part of the funeral games, ninety-nine slaves will be slaughtered in the arena. Crassus has been asking the Senate to grant him a special military command against Spartacus; by decreeing the harshest possible punishment against the remaining slaves, he has turned a potential political embarrassment into a political coup. The truth of the murder is more complicated than it appears; its twisted path leads Gordianus on an extraordinary journey, from a hellish descent into the hold of a Roman slave galley, to an eerie visit to the Cumaen Sibyl, ending at a harrowing gladitorial match. As the hour of the slaughter nears, Gordianus finds himself caught in a web of tantalizing but elusive evidence. But as he begins to discern the solution, he realizes the truth may lead to his own destruction
The seven wonders : a novel of the ancient world by Steven Saylor( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prequel to the best-selling Roma Sub Rosa series traces 18-year-old Gordianus's journey to the Seven Wonders of the World, each of which pose a mystery that challenges his budding powers of deduction and the tenacity of celebrated poet Antipater of Sidon, who fakes his death to accompany young Gordianus
The Venus throw by Steven Saylor( Book )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a chill January evening in 56 B.C., two strange visitors to Rome--an Egyptian ambassador and a eunuch priest--seek out Gordianus the Finder whose specialty is solving murders. But the ambassador, a philosopher named Dio, has come to ask for something Gordianus cannot give--help in staying alive. Before the night is out, he is murdered
Last seen in Massilia by Steven Saylor( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 49 B.C., Gordianus travels to the besieged city of Massilia (Marseille) to discover the truth about his son Meto
A murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor( Book )

58 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the high-born populist politician, Publius Clodius, is murdered on the Appian Way, Rome explodes into riot and arson. All fingers point at Titus Milo, his arch-enemy and a friend of Cicero. The emperor calls on Gordianus the Finder to find out the truth
Raiders of the Nile : a novel of the Ancient World by Steven Saylor( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 88 B.C. it seems as if all the world is at war. From Rome to Greece and to Egypt itself, most of civilization is on the verge of war. The young Gordianus--a born-and-raised Roman citizen--is living in Alexandria, making ends meet by plying his trade of solving puzzles and finding things out for pay. He whiles away his time with his slave Bethesda, waiting for the world to regain its sanity. But on the day Gordianus turns twenty-two, Bethesda is kidnapped by brigands who mistake her for a rich man's mistress. If Gordianus is to find and save Bethesda, who has come to mean more to him than even he suspected, he must find the kidnappers before they realize their mistake and cut their losses. Using all the skills he learned from his father, Gordianus must track them down and convince them that he can offer something of enough value in exchange for Bethesda's release. As the streets of Alexandria slowly descend into chaos, and the citizenry begin to riot with rumors of an impending invasion by Ptolmey's brother, Gordianus finds himself in the midst of a very bold and dangerous plot--the raiding and pillaging of the golden sarcophagus of Alexander the Great himself. New York Times bestselling author Steven Saylor returns, chronicling the early years of his detective, Gordianus, before he assumed the title of The Finder. Raiders of the Nile is the latest in his much-loved series of mysteries set in the late Roman Republic"--
Empire : the novel of imperial Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... Steven Saylor charts the destinies of the aristocratic Pinarius family, from the reign of Augustus to the height of Romes empire. The Pinarii, generation after generation, are witness to greatest empire in the ancient world and of the emperors that ruled itfrom the machinations of Tiberius and the madness of Caligula, to the decadence of Nero and the golden age of Trajan and Hadrian." --Publisher description
The house of the Vestals : the investigations of Gordianus the Finder by Steven Saylor( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine crime stories featuring Gordianus the Finder, a detective in ancient Rome who marries his slave. Part mystery, part a social history of the period from the end of Sulla's dictatorship to the Spartacan slave revolt
Catilina's riddle by Steven Saylor( Book )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 63 BC, and Gordianus the Finder unexpectedly achieves the dream of every Roman - a farm in the Etruscan countryside. Vowinig to leave behind the corruption and intrigue of Rome, he abandons the city, taking his family with him. Gordianus' longtime patron, Cicero, has also achieved the dream of his lifetime - a much coveted consulship, Rome's highest elected office. Urgently, he requests a favour of Gordianus: his help in keeping watch on a radical populist senator, Catilina, suspected of conspiring against the state. Against his will, Gordianus finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a web of deceit, intrigute and murder
Have you seen Dawn? by Steven Saylor( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to her Texas hometown, Rue Dunwitty learns about a local kidnapping and is disconcerted by the missing girl's brooding twin brother, her estranged father, and her boyfriend's unexpected ties to the area
Wrath of the furies : a novel of the ancient world by Steven Saylor( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The young Gordianus has been waiting out the chaos in Alexandria, with Bethesda, when he gets a cryptic message from his former tutor and friend, Antipater. Now in Ephesus, as part of Mithridates' entourage, Antipater seems to think that his life is in imminent danger. To rescue him, Gordianus concocts a daring, even foolhardy, scheme to go behind enemy lines and bring Antipater to safety. But there are powerful, and deadly forces, at work here, which have their own plans for Gordianus. Not entirely sure whether he's a player or a pawn, Gordianus must unravel the mystery behind the message if he's to save himself and the people he holds most dear"--
A gladiator dies only once : the further investigations of Gordianus the Finder by Steven Saylor( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the later Roman Republic, a collection of short mystery tales featuring ancient Roman sleuth Gordianus the Finder follows the early career of the classical sleuth
The throne of Caesar by Steven Saylor( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar, appointed dictator for life by the Roman Senate, has pardoned his remaining enemies and rewarded his friends. Now Caesar is preparing to leave Rome with his legions to wage a war of conquest against the Parthian Empire. But he has a few more things to do before he goes. Gordianus the Finder, after decades of investigating crimes and murders involving the powerful, has been raised to Equestrian rank and has firmly and finally decided to retire. But on the morning of March 10th, he's first summoned to meet with Cicero and then with Caesar himself. Both have the same request of Gordianus--keep your ear to the ground, ask around, and find out if there are any conspiracies against Caesar's life. And Caesar has one other matter of vital importance to discuss. Gordianus's adopted son Meto has long been one of Caesar's closest confidants. To honor Meto, Caesar plans to bestow on Gordianus an honor which will change not only his life but the destiny of his entire family. It will happen when the Senate next convenes on the 15th of March. Gordianus must dust off his old skills and see what plots against Julius Caesar, if any, he can uncover. But more than one conspiracy is afoot. The Ides of March is fast approaching and at least one murder is inevitable.--from Publishers description
A twist at the end : a novel of O. Henry by Steven Saylor( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crime tale based on actual events from more than one hundred years ago follows a serial killer dubbed "The Servant Girl Annihilator" who roamed the streets of Austin, Texas
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Roma : the novel of ancient Rome
A mist of propheciesThe triumph of Caesar : a novel of ancient RomeRoma : the novel of ancient RomeRoman bloodRubiconArms of NemesisThe Venus throwLast seen in Massilia
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controlled identityTravis, Aaron, 1956-

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Saylor, Steven W. 1956-

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Travis, Aaron.

Travis, Aaron 1956-

Сейлор, Стивен

세일러, 스티븐 W. 1956-