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The King's Gambit

(1990)
(The first book in the SPQR series)
A novel by

 
 
In this Edgar Award nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes readers back to a Rome filled with violence and evil. Vicious gangs ruled the streets of Crassus and Pompey-- routinely preying on plebeian and patrician alike. So the garroting of a lowly ex-slave and the disembowelment of a foreign merchant in the dangerous Subura district seemed of little consequence to the Roman hierarchy. But Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger--high-born commander of the local vigiles -- was determined to investigate. Despite official apathy, brazen bribes and sinister threats, Decius uncovers a world of corruption at the highest levels of his government that threatens to destroy him and the government he serves.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

August 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The King's Gambit (SPQR I)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 0-312-27705-9 / 978-0-312-27705-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The King's Gambit (SPQR I)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 0-380-75993-4 / 978-0-380-75993-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The King's Gambit (SPQR Series, Book 1)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-4417-6466-6 / 978-1-4417-6466-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The King's Gambit Lib/E (SPQR)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-4417-6465-8 / 978-1-4417-6465-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The King's Gambit (SPQR Series, Book 1)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-4417-6467-4 / 978-1-4417-6467-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The King's Gambit
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The King's Gambit
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The King's Gambit
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The King's Gambit (SPQR)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-4332-2752-5 / 978-1-4332-2752-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: SPQR I: The King's Gambit
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-4332-2749-5 / 978-1-4332-2749-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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July 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The King's Gambit (SPQR)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-4332-2750-9 / 978-1-4332-2750-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The King's Gambit (SPQR)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 1-4332-2753-3 / 978-1-4332-2753-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The King's Gambit (SPQR)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
ISBN: 0-433-22750-8 / 978-0-433-22750-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: SPQR I: The Kings Gambit: A Mystery (The SPQR Roman Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): John Maddox Roberts
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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