Mystery and murder from the greatest civilisation in history. The greatest characters from the Roman era march through these pages: Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, Spartacus, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Nero, Vespasian, Cleopatra, Pliny the Younger...So from the famed Julius Caesar to the Fall of Rome, here are 20 stories, firmly founded in fiction, to enthral and enchant. The anthology boasts a collection of new stories and rare reprints, including contributions from Steven Saylor, featuring Gordianus the Finder, Simon Scarrow and a mystery set during the siege of Jerusalem. Plus stories from Tom Holt, Michael Jecks, John Maddox Roberts, Marilyn Todd, Philip Boast, Michael Kurland, Peter Tremayne, Caroline Lawrence and many more.
Mike Ashley is author and editor of many Mammoth titles including crime-fiction collections such as the Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries, the Mammoth Book of Ancient Egyptian Whodunnits and the Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits.