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Roberts, John Maddox

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Works: 130 works in 365 publications in 10 languages and 9,123 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories, American  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, 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 )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 431 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 )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and German and held by 423 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
Nobody loves a centurion by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and German and held by 395 libraries worldwide
The murder of a powerful centurion finds playboy sleuth Decius Caecilius 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 2004 in English and held by 393 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
The year of confusion by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 389 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 388 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
The Tribune's curse by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 368 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."--Jacket
Hannibal's children by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 367 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
Saturnalia by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 364 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 princess and the pirates by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 351 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
The sacrilege by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 339 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
Under Vesuvius by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 336 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 335 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 temple of the Muses by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 7 languages 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 288 libraries worldwide
The king's gambit by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 274 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 )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 251 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 229 libraries worldwide
The ghosts of Saigon by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in French and English and held by 211 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
Murder in Tarsis by John Maddox Roberts( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 180 libraries worldwide
When the Lord of Tarsis finds himself with a politically volatile murder on his hands, he turns to the three most expendable inhabitants of the city of a solution. A mercenary, a poet-assassin, and a thief might not be everyone's first choice for detectives. But they find they're quite good at bringing murderers to justice. Perhaps a little too good?
 
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John Maddox Roberts Amerikaans schrijver
John Maddox Roberts amerikansk författare
John Maddox Roberts amerikansk skribent
John Maddox Roberts écrivain américain
John Maddox Roberts scrittore statunitense
John Maddox Roberts US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Maddox Roberts, John
Maddox Roberts, John 1947-
Джон Мадокс Робъртс
רוברטס, ג׳ון מאדוקס
ロバーツ, ジョン
ロバーツ, ジョン・マドックス
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