WorldCat Identities

Saylor, Steven 1956-

Works: 144 works in 741 publications in 15 languages and 22,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Short stories  Suspense fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.A96, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Saylor
Roma : the novel of ancient Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,499 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
The judgment of Caesar : a novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,437 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 )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,339 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 )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,207 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
Empire : the novel of imperial Rome by Steven Saylor( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Empire' charts the destinies of five generations of the Pinarius family, from the reign of the first emperor, Augustus, to the glorious height of Rome's empire under Hadrian. Through them we observe the machinations of Tiberius, the madness of Caligula, the cruel escapades of Nero and the Golden Age of Trajan, and bear witness to the spectacular events of the time, including Nero's terrifying persecution of the Christians and the mind-blowing opening games at the Colosseum
Rubicon by Steven Saylor( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,112 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
Roman blood by Steven Saylor( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,099 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
The house of the Vestals : the investigations of Gordianus the Finder by Steven Saylor( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,076 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
Last seen in Massilia by Steven Saylor( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,075 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
The Venus throw by Steven Saylor( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient Rome, Gordianus-the-Finder investigates the murder of Dio, an Egyptian envoy who came to Rome to protest the rule of the Egyptian king. For Gordianus the case is a personal matter, Dio having been his teacher of philosophy back in Alexandria
A murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,013 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
Have you seen Dawn? by Steven Saylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 985 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
Arms of Nemesis by Steven Saylor( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 967 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
A gladiator dies only once : the further investigations of Gordianus the Finder by Steven Saylor( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 900 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
Raiders of the Nile : a novel of the Ancient World by Steven Saylor( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Hungarian and held by 825 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"--
Catilina's riddle by Steven Saylor( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 63 BC, and Gordianus the Finder unexpectedly achieves the dream of every Roman: owning a farm in the Etruscan countryside. Vowing to leave behind the corruption of Rome, he abandons the city, taking his family with him. This bucolic life, however, is disrupted by the machinations and murderous plots of two politicians. When Gordianus' longtime patron Cicero attains his lifelong dream of a coveted consulship, he urgently requests a favor of Gordianus: his help in keeping watch on a radical populist senator, Catilina-Cicero's political rival and a candidate to replace him in the annual elections. Against his will, Gordianus finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of deceit and intrigue, uncertain of the dangers and even more uncertain of where his true allegiance lies. When his six-year-old daughter Diana finds a headless corpse in their stable, Gordianus is confronted with the deadliest mystery of his career. Shrewdly depicting deadly political maneuverings, this addictive mystery also displays the author's firm grasp of history and human character
A twist at the end : a novel of O. Henry by Steven Saylor( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 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
Wrath of the furies : a novel of the ancient world by Steven Saylor( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 591 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"--
Roma [the novel of ancient Rome] by Steven Saylor( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 230 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. Drawing on history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries, Roma gives new life to the drama of the city's first thousand years--from the founding of the city by the ill-fated twins Romulus and Remus, through Rome's astonishing ascent to become the capitol of the most powerful empire in history. Roma recounts the tragedy of the hero-traitor Coriolanus, the capture of the city by the Gauls, the invasion of Hannibal, the bitter political struggles of the patricians and plebeians, and the ultimate death of Rome's republic with the triumph, and assassination, of Julius Caesar. Witnessing this history, and sometimes playing key roles, are the descendents of two of Rome's first families, the Potitius and Pinarius clans. One is the confidant of Romulus. One is born a slave and tempts a Vestal virgin to break her vows. One becomes a mass murderer. And one becomes the heir of Julius Caesar
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Roma : the novel of ancient Rome
Alternative Names

controlled identityTravis, Aaron, 1956-

Saylor, Steven W.

Saylor, Steven W. 1956-

Steven Saylor Amerikaans schrijver

Steven Saylor amerikansk författare

Steven Saylor amerikansk skribent

Steven Saylor écrivain américain

Steven Saylor pisarz amerykański

Steven Saylor scrittore statunitense

Steven Saylor US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Travis, Aaron.

Travis, Aaron 1956-

Сейлор, Стивен

세일러, 스티븐 W. 1956-


The judgment of Caesar : a novel of Ancient RomeA mist of propheciesThe triumph of Caesar : a novel of ancient RomeEmpire : the novel of imperial RomeRubiconRoman bloodThe house of the Vestals : the investigations of Gordianus the FinderLast seen in Massilia