It is ancient Rome, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble. Known to many as the one man in the ancient world who can both keep a secret and uncover one, Gordianus lays bare some of his most intriguing and compelling adventures.
The House of the Vestals collects nine of the award-winning stories of Gordianus the Finder by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Steven Saylor. Filling in some of the gaps between novels, this delightful collection ofunique and unforgettable mysteries is Saylor at his finest - revealing the intrigues in the secret history of Rome.
In “Little Caesar and the Pirates,” Gordianus must act as a go-between for kidnappers, but he begins to wonder whois really being held hostage. In “The Alexandrian Cat,” a mischievous girl anda tell-tale sneeze reveal an ingenious plot of murder and thievery. In “The House of the Vestals,” blackmail goes horribly wrong, and there is no one to take the blame. These stories and more make up an engrossing collection of finely wrought mystery tales with all the suspense and craft that are the trademark of Saylor’s work.
©1997 Steven Saylor (P)2013 Blackstone
I'm hooked on Steven saylor ,love his books and the sub Rosa series are by far my favorite , this narrator did not do the book it's justice , he sounded dead, failing to express the many hidden plots of these stories
The stories are well written and dense with historical detail
Mr. Cosham sounds like a 90 year old man. His voice is thick, hoarse and wavering. Gordianus is supposed to be a vigorous man in his late 30's, not an elderly, wheezing, nursing home patient. Also, Mr. Cosham CANNOT change is voice in any way to portray different characters. He sounds the same which ever character is speaking. Male, female, young, old, greek or roman- his voice never changes its quality.The only thing that kept me going were the interesting stories.
A good bunch of stories almost rendered useless by a poor narration.
I ovve this series. Our hero is always cracking wise and making me guffaw with his self deprecating humor. Good entertainment, I enjoyed them all.
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