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Roberts, John Maddox

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Works: 188 works in 358 publications in 2 languages and 9,448 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories, American  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Other
Classifications: PS3568.O23874, 813.54
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Publications about John Maddox Roberts
Publications by John Maddox Roberts
Most widely held works by John Maddox Roberts
Oracle of the dead by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Enjoying the good life in southern Italy, Decius Caecilius Metellus, Roman magistrate for cases involving foreigners, becomes caught in the middle of a bitter rivalry between the priests of Apollo and those of Hecate that explodes into murder
A typical American town by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
From a writer of mysteries set in ancient Rome comes a modern mystery set in Ohio. A former LAPD officer on a visit to his hometown resumes a romance with a childhood sweetheart and finds himself involved in a murder. By the author of SPQR
The year of confusion by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
When Dictator Caius Julius Caesar rankles the public by bringing in foreign astronomers and astrologers to revise the Roman calendar, overseer Decius finds himself investigating the murders of two of the foreign consultants, which are linked to an Indian fortune teller
King of the wood by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
After being exiled from Treeland, the northern portion of North America settled by Vikings in the 15th century, Hring Kristjanson encounters many dangers--especially from Lady Yngva, the high priestess of the powerful and bloodthirsty pagan gods
Nobody loves a centurion by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
The murder of a powerful centurion finds playboy sleuth Decius Caecillius Metellus rendering his services unto Caesar by investigating the dastardly crime, in a mystery set in ancient Rome
The river god's vengeance by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Recently elected to the office of aedile, Decius's new official duties include a probe into the recent collapse of a tenement building, an investigation that leads to the discovery of more than shoddy construction materials
Hannibal's children by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
In 215 B.C., Hannibal and his Carthaginians defeated Rome in the Third Punic War and sent the defeated Romans into exile north of the Alps. One hundred years later, the Romans have rebuilt their army and are back to reclaim the world
The princess and the pirates by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Dispatched to the Mediterranean to clear the sea of pirates, playboy detective Decius Caecilius Metellus is forced to humor an overenthusiastic Princess Cleopatra and decipher clues that hint at a larger conspiracy behind increasing pirate activity
Under Vesuvius by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Things are going well for Decius Caecilius Metellus. He is praetor peregrinus, which means he has to judge a case or two outside Rome. His first stop is Campania, Italy's most popular resort district. He and his wife, Julia, are happy for a change of scenery. But the good times end when, in a town near Vesuvius, a priest?s daughter is murdered. Decius must find her killer and keep the mob off a young boy whom everyone blames but he believes to be innocent. Decius may have acquired more prestige, but he's also acquired more trouble
A point of law by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
"Being under suspicion of murder did not hamper my freedom. This is because Romans are civilized people and don't clap suspects into prison like barbarians do. It would take an order of a lawfully convened court even to place me under house arrest: That's Decius Caecilius Metellus speaking--Senator Decius Caecilius Metellus, please. He is at an outdoor rally in Rome where he is campaigning for election to the praetorship. It looks like a shoo-in, until a man named Fulvius, of whom Decius has never heard, arrives at the preelection proceedings with a small army of hoodlums and begins to shout to the assembled voters that Decius is a thief and worse. While this is not an unknown effort used to ruin a candidate's chances, it is enough to have Decius' father call a meeting of family and friends--a meeting that ends with the participants going home determined to find some answers to stop Fulvius's efforts to ruin Decius' chances. Early the next morning, however, as Decius and his friends are on their way to the trial, Fulvius' body is found slashed to death on the steps of the basilica, where the court will be sitting. And that doesn't look good for our hero. For those readers who have met Decius before, the next step is clear: the man is a brilliant detective, and he is certainly now in a position where that skill is needed. So it's doubly important for Decius, with the help of his wife, Julia, and the ex-slave Hermes, to find the solution to the most personal--and possibly most difficult--puzzle that has come his way."--Publisher's description
The tribune's curse by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
"In his extensive series featuring the detecting feats of Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger, set in the Rome of 80 B.C., John Maddox Roberts achieves a very believable modern feeling with his well-researched description of the stories' background. This seventh episode, however, combines a familiar view of the demands office-seeking makes on a candidate with a situation that is impossibly bizarre to us today. An entire city, versed in literature, music, and the other arts, democratically ruled for its time, is thrown into panic by an enraged man's curse. The Consul Crassus, the wealthiest man in Rome, is frustrated by the Senate's vote against his leading Rome in a war against Parthia, and he plans to march his private army to invade the country himself. Almost all of Rome turns out to watch him carry out his threat and lead his troops out of the city. But before he can, a powerful tribune called Ateius Capito leaps to the top of the city's gate and invokes all the gods to put a curse on Crassus and his army. Rome is terrified. Ateius Capito has called down a forbidden curse - the worst and most frightening blasphemy ever perpetrated. It seriously threatens the entire populace, and drastic steps to propitiate the gods must be taken immediately. Worse, even - someone kills Ateius Capito, perhaps in the vain hope that this will lighten the curse. It will not. After joining the other men of the city in a daylong punishing cleansing ritual, Decius discovers that he has been enlisted to uncover the person responsible for the murder. The culprit must be found in order to complete the cleansing, and there is no one better equipped to do that than Decius."--Book jacket
The sacrilege by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
When a sacred women's rite, presided over by Caesar's spouse, Pompeia, is infiltrated by a corrupt patrician dressed in female garb, Caeciliuis Metellus the Younger, an experienced detective, steps in to investigate
The temple of the Muses by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 libraries worldwide
When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger has a chance to join a diplomatic mission to Alexandria, he welcomes the opportunity to temporarily elude his enemies in the Eternal City--even though it means leaving his beloved Rome. Decius is just beginning to enjoy the outpost's many exotic pleasures when the suspicious death of an irascible philosopher occurs, coinciding with the puzzling and apocalyptic ravings of a charismatic cult leader. Intrigued, Decius requests and is given permission by the Egyptian Pharaoh to investigate the heinous crime. What he discovers is beyond shocking. And when the corpse of a famous courtesan mysteriously turns up in his bed, Decius suddenly finds himself entangled in a web of conspiracy far more widespread and dangerous than he ever imagined--one that threatens to bring about the downfall of the entire empire
The seven hills by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Saturnalia by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
In ancient Rome, senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger investigates the death of a wealthy relative. Suspicion falls on the victim's wife, friendly with witches who engage in human sacrifice
The king's gambit by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Decius Caecillus Metellus the Younger, a member of Rome's civil detective force, investigates two murders that are connected with secret information leaked from the Vestal temple, and uncovers corruption at the highest levels of government
The Catiline conspiracy by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
As the Roman Republic expands its frontiers, murder rules the streets of Rome, a situation that draws the interest of civil servant Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger, who is determined to infiltrate the murderous group he deems responsible
The strayed sheep of Charun by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
The ghosts of Saigon by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Private detective Gabe Treloar attends the reunion of his Vietnam unit because Mitchell Queen, now a successful movie producer, tells him that their old nemesis Martin Starr is threatening the actors in Queen's current production
Legacy of Prometheus by Eric Kotani( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Three companies, including Cash Carlson's, race to be the first to put their solar power systems in space
 
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Alternative Names
Maddox Roberts, John
Maddox Roberts, John 1947-
רוברטס, ג׳ון מאדוקס
ロバーツ, ジョン
ロバーツ, ジョン・マドックス
Languages
English (74)
German (3)
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