SPQR Series

13 primary works • 24 total works
Mystery series set in Ancient Rome.
Decius Cecilius Metellus is described as 'a would-be playboy son of an illustrious family'. The books are described as 'fast-paced', 'accurate', 'evocative'. Decius is an investigator who works his way into the Roman bureaucracy.

Book 1

The King's Gambit
3.79
· 2340 Ratings · 183 Reviews · published 1990 · 30 editions
In this Edgar Award nominated mystery, John Maddo…
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Book 2

The Catiline Conspiracy
3.92
· 1239 Ratings · 79 Reviews · published 1991 · 28 editions
It was a summer of glorious triumph for the might…
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Book 3

The Sacrilege
4.06
· 1029 Ratings · 43 Reviews · published 1992 · 20 editions
When a sacret woman's rite in the ancient city of…
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Book 4

The Temple of the Muses
4.06
· 864 Ratings · 35 Reviews · published 1992 · 16 editions
When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metell…
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Book 4.5

the statuette of rhodes
60 BC - Returning from Alexandria, Decius decides…
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Book 5

Saturnalia
4.11
· 867 Ratings · 35 Reviews · published 1994 · 1 edition
Every culture has its wild entertainment, but the…
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Book 6

Nobody Loves a Centurion
4.13
· 802 Ratings · 33 Reviews · published 1995 · 15 editions
Like so many young men in later generations, Roma…
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Book 7

The Tribune's Curse
4.11
· 704 Ratings · 28 Reviews · published 1996 · 13 editions
I was happier than any mere mortal has a right to…
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Book 7.5

Mightier Than The Sword
Novella

Summary:

Rome 53BC:

Decius investigates a m…
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Book 8

The River God's Vengeance
4.08
· 686 Ratings · 25 Reviews · published 1997 · 12 editions
He would rise up as savior of the State, but Deci…
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Book 8.5

An Academic Question
3.64
· 11 Ratings · 2 Reviews · 1 edition
Summary:

51 BC - En route to Cyprus (The Princess…
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Book 9

The Princess and the Pirates
4.00
· 547 Ratings · 31 Reviews · published 2000 · 11 editions
His two years of aedileship over, Decius is ready…
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Book 10

A Point of Law
4.13
· 573 Ratings · 30 Reviews · published 2001 · 12 editions
Decius Caecilius Metellus is moving up in the wor…
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Book 11

Under Vesuvius
4.08
· 539 Ratings · 33 Reviews · published 2001 · 9 editions
Things are going well for Decius Caecilius Metell…
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Book 12

Oracle of the Dead
4.06
· 470 Ratings · 33 Reviews · published 2005 · 8 editions
Decius Caecilius Metellus, this year's magistr…
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Book 12.5 - Beware of the Snake

Down These Strange Streets
3.74
· 4424 Ratings · 445 Reviews · published 2011 · 18 editions
Urban fantasy where mystery waits at the end of e…
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Book 12.5

Beware of the Snake
3.60
· 5 Ratings · published 2012 · 1 edition
Summary:

46 BC: Around the time of the Martialis h…
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Book 13

The Year of Confusion
3.98
· 457 Ratings · 38 Reviews · published 2010 · 8 editions
Gaius Julius Caesar, now Dictator of Rome, has de…
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Book 13.1

Venus In Pearls
Summary:

Rome 46BC:

Although somewhat tired of bei…
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Book 13.2

The Will
3.71
· 7 Ratings · 1 edition
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Rome 44BC:

Decius investigates Caesar's w…
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Book 13.3

The King Of Sacrifices
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Rome 20BC:

Livia hires Decius to investig…
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Book 1-2

SPQR & Die Catalina-Verschwörung
SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUS: SPQR
»Wenn jemals ein…
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Book 2,7

Die Catilina-Verschwörung und Der Fluch des Volkstribuns
Die Catilina-Verschwörung:
63 v. Chr.: römische Le…
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Book 4-5

Der Musentempel / Tödliche Saturnalien
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