A Murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor

A Murder on the Appian Way

Roma Sub Rosa #5

Steven Saylor

400 pages first pub 1994 (editions)

fiction historical mystery adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced


In a Rome torn by riots and pulled apart by rival factions, Gordianus the Finder must uncover the truth about the murder of Publius Clodius, a populist politician whose assassination threatens to destroy the Republic. The fifth in the highly prais...

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mysterious 100%
adventurous 66%
challenging 33%
emotional 33%
reflective 33%


medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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