The Blood Of Caesar

The Blood Of Caesar

A Second Case From The Notebooks Of Pliny The Younger

Book - 2008
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When the body of a mason is found in the library of current Princeps (first citizen) Domitian, Pliny the Younger is asked by his mother to find the killer.At the same time, Domitian orders Pliny and his friend Tacitus to find out if there is a real heir to the throne. Their exploits in Syria (All Roads Lead to Murder)have reached the ears of all in Rome, and they now have the reputation of being competent detectives. Readers will delight in the duo's tracing of Caesar's blood line; walking with Pliny through his daily routine is entertaining, too. Outstandingly researched and laden with suspense, this journey into ancient Rome by history professor Bell could be one of the masterpieces of the historical mystery genre. Lindsey Davis and Steven Saylor will hold readers over until the third casebook of Pliny the Younger publishes.Highly recommended for all collections.Jo Ann Vicarel - Library Journal, Starred Review - named one of the 5 best mysteries of 2008
Publisher: Boone, NC : Ingalls Pub. Group, c2008.
ISBN: 9781932158823
Characteristics: 257 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jan 29, 2014

I found the first Pliny book a better mystery than this one. The reader figures out the plot twist in the first 40 pages when it takes the book over 200 pages to reveal it. Just a bit too easy. I will, however, keep with the series.

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