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Publication Order of SPQR Books

The King's Gambit (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Catiline Conspiracy (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sacrilege (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Temple of the Muses (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saturnalia (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody Loves a Centurion (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tribune's Curse (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The River God's Vengeance (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess and the Pirates (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Point of Law (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under Vesuvius (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oracle of the Dead (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year of Confusion (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stormlands Books

The Islander (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Shields (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoned Land (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Steel Kings (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queens of Land and Sea (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hannibal's Children Books

Hannibal's Children (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Hills (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gabe Treloar Books

Typical American Town (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghosts of Saigon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperate Highways (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Falconer Books

The Falcon Strikes (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Pope (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloody Cross (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Treasure (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Cingulum Books

The Cingulum (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cloak of Illusion (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword, the Jewel and the Mirror (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Act Of God Books

Act of God (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Island Worlds (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Stars (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Delta Pavonis (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Space Angel Books

Publication Order of Dragonlance: Classics Books

Murder in Tarsis (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dalamar the Dark (By: Nancy Varian Berberick) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Citadel (By: Richard A. Knaak) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inheritance (By: Nancy Varian Berberick) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Strayed Sheep of Charun (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
King of the Wood (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cestus Dei (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enigma Variations (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Total Recall 2070: Machine Dreams (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legacy of Prometheus (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Conan (Tor) Books

Conan the Invincible (By: Robert Jordan) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Defender (By: Robert Jordan) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Triumphant (By: Robert Jordan) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Unconquered (By: Robert Jordan) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Victorious (By: Robert Jordan) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Magnificent (By: Robert Jordan) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Destroyer (By: Robert Jordan) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Valorous (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Raider (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Fearless (By: Steve Perry) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Renegade (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Champion (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Defiant (By: Steve Perry) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Marauder (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Warlord (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Valiant (By: Roland J. Green) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Great (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Hero (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Bold (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Indomitable (By: Steve Perry) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Free Lance (By: Steve Perry) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Formidable (By: Steve Perry) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Guardian (By: Roland J. Green) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Outcast (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Rogue (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Relentless (By: Roland J. Green) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Savage (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Treasure of Python (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan of the Red Brotherhood (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Gods of the Mountain (By: Roland J. Green) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Manhunters (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Hunter (By: Sean A. Moore) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan Scourge of Bloody Coast (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan at the Demon's Gate (By: Roland J. Green) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conan Chronicles (By: Robert Jordan) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Amazon (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan The Gladiator (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Mists of Doom (By: Roland J. Green) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Emerald Lotus (By: John C. Hocking) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Shaman's Curse (By: Sean A. Moore) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan Lord of the Black River (By: Leonard Carpenter) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza (By: Roland J. Green) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Grim Grey God (By: Sean A. Moore) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan of Venarium (By: Harry Turtledove) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Historical Whodunits(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

John Maddox Roberts is one of the prolific authors from America, who likes to write mystery, thriller, and historical fiction novels. He is particularly popular for writing the SPQR series, which has its setting in Rome. Roberts is still working on this series. Author Roberts has a number of original series to his name, and has also collaborated in writing other well known series, including the Drangonlance and Conan series. He started his writing career in the year 1977 with the publication of his debut book titled as The Strayed Sheep of Charum. From then onwards, Roberts has been writing all types of books and stories continuously. Author Roberts was born on Jine 25, 1947, in Ohio, United States. For writing some of his novels, he uses the pen name of Mark Ramsay. After his birth in Ohio, Roberts’ family moved to Texas, where he was brought up for most of his youth. Roberts has also lived in California and New Mexico. Author Roberts has stated that he has visited a number of places in the US, England, Mexico, and Scotland. When he was studying in college, he faced restigation in 1967. Following this, he went on to join the US Army. Roberts stayed in the Army for a period of three years between 1967 and 1970. During that time, he carried a successful tour of Vietnam. After his return from Vietnam, author Roberts joined the Special Forces division of the US Army. As of today, he resides in Estancia, New Mexico, along with his beloved wife. When Roberts retired from the army and returned to the civilian life, he decided to try his hand at writing mystery novels. Subsequently, Roberts finished his debut book and sold it to the Doubleday publication in 1975. The book was eventually released in 1977. The books that Roberts wrote in the initial days of his writing career were based on the historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy genres.

During the later stages of his career, he shifted his focus towards writing novels of other genres as well. The first novel of historical mystery written by author Roberts was published in 1989. It is called as The King’s Gambit and has its setting in ancient Rome. This book went on to be nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award in the category of the best mystery book of the year. This book also marked the beginning of the SPQR mystery series by author Roberts. In addition to his typically successful novels, author Roberts has also written a contemporary detective novel series, which features the chief protagonist in the form of a private eye known as Gabe Trelor. The initial book of this series is called as A Typical American Town, which takes place in a fictional town similar to the one in Ohio in which Roberts was born. In writing the second book of the series, author Roberts used his vast experience while he was in Vietnam. This was followed by a road trip novel. When Roberts was asked to write a mystery in the Dragonlance series by TSR, he agreed and subsequently wrote the Murder in Tarsis book. A book called The Line was also written by Roberts that remain unpublished. This novel describes the police procedural which is set in a near future in Los Angeles. The story shows a big racket about illegal traffic in the pineal glands.

The SPQR series written by John Maddox Roberts is comprised of a total of 19 books, which were released between the years 1990 and 2010. This series features the main character as Decius Cecilius Metellus. He is shown as a playboy son from a prosperous family. Each book of this series is written in a fast paced, evocative, and accurate way. Decius is depicted as an investigator who goes on to join the Roman bureaucracy. An initial book of this series is entitled ‘The Temple of Muses’. It was published in 1999 by the Minotaur Books. Author Roberts has set the plot in Rome and Alexandria. At the start of the book, Decius Metellus is introduced as a junior senator from Rome. He gets a chance for joining the diplomatic mission in Alexandria. Decius sees this opportunity as a means of eluding his enemies. Decius looks forward to it, even though he would end up leaving the beloved Rome. When Decius begins to explore the exotic pleasures in the outpost, he comes to know about the suspicious death of a philosopher. The death coincides with the apocalyptic and puzzling ravings of a cult leader. Intrigued by the shocking incidence, Decius asks the Pharaoh to give him the permission to investigate the crime. He is allowed to investigate and soon he finds a shocking truth. Later, a popular courtesan also turns up dead on his bed. This makes Decius realize that he has landed himself in a deep conspiracy. It appears very dangerous to him, threatening to bring the downfall of the Roman Empire. Hence, Decius looks to solve the mysteries as soon as possible.

The next famous book written as a part of the series is titled ‘Saturnalia’. It was released by the Griffin publication in 2003, after its first release in 1994. This book’s story shows that Roman Saturnalia is considered as the grandfather of all the other cultures when it comes to entertainment. The story opens by showing an annual event in 1st century Rome, in which the normal life in the city is shut down, laws and rules are made inoperative, and the slaves are also allowed to participate in the celebration. Decius Metellus faces banishment and lives out of Rome on the islands of Rhodes for making use of wild ways during investigations. Soon, he is summoned by his noted family to help solve a crime that is linked to them dangerously and directly. Decius is asked to look in the sudden death of a powerful relative, who died due to poisoning. He is also requested to find the truth behind the suspicion that the man’s wife gave him the poison. Decius, after the initial investigation, becomes convinced that the woman is innocent. He looks to find the real killer. The quest takes him to a banned and secret witchcraft cult which is known to be in practice by the highborn men and women of Rome. As the withes lie at the heels, Decius delves into Rome’s malestorm and barely manages to save his life.

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