Saylor crafts his detective mysteries in the nooks and crannies of Roman history. Learn a bit about Julius Caesar or Cicero and Roman culture while reading a detective novel! I have read them all and enjoyed them immensely.
The description of daily life in the Subura.
It would be hard to pick just one.
No; the narrator was not my favorite.
The long-standing tension detween Harrington and Pavel Young drives some of the subplots quite nicely.
The narration was only adequate, so I would be hard pressed to name a favorite.
Klaus Hauptman's comeuppance was quite satisfying.
The narrator's odd pronunciation of the word Manticoran (it annoyed me no end).
Looking for Henry James? Proust? Keep going. Light entertainment and adventure? Come on in and prop your feet up.
Lt. Leary's servant, Hogg -- a delightfully disreputable character.
That would be when Adele Mundy realized there were people she could trust, after all.
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