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The Silver Pigs: (Marco Didius Falco: book I): the first novel in the bestselling historical detective series, exposing the criminal underbelly of ancient Rome (Falco, 1)

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Her Falco is exceptional – easily one of the more original and interesting fictional creations to come along in a great while – Newport News, VA Davis's 14th clever, witty adventure (after 2001's A Body in the Bathhouse) starring the suave Marcus Didius Falco, from Ancient Rome, finds the Continue reading » Set in Rome in 89 C.E., Davis’s sequel to 2013’s The Ides of April boasts a strong female lead. Flavia Albia, the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, who starred in his own 20-book Continue reading »

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takes a break from her popular Roman historical mysteries with this sprawling epic of the English civil war. Alas, after the Continue reading » Forgotten the title or the author of a book? Our BookSleuth is specially designed for you. Visit BookSleuth Close at hand, I still thought she would be better off without so many tunics. Though don't misunderstand me. I like my women in a few wisps of drapery: then I can hope for a chance to remove the wisps. If they start out with nothing I tend to get depressed because either they have just stripped off for someone else or, in my line of work, they are usually dead. This one was vibrantly alive. Davis, Lindsey & Donnelly, Donal (Narrator). The Silver Pigs (Audio cassetteed.). Recorded Books Inc. OCLC 317850415. {{ cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list ( link) OCLC Number: 317850415. No caveats for readers of Davis's second playful, well-plotted mystery featuring imperial agent Marcus Didius Falco and based in first century, C.E., Rome. Nero's successor Vespasian has squelched an Continue reading »She was too desperate to pretend. "I need a district magistrate." Three paces: options fast running out . . . Her face changed. "Oh help me!" This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. ( December 2015) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message) Davis immediately engages the reader's sympathies in her fine 20th ancient Roman historical featuring informer Marcus Didius Falco (after 2009's Alexandria) with her moving depiction of the death of Continue reading » I seem to be hearing about nothing but religious cults this week,"" says Marcus Didius Falco--the Spenser of Ancient Rome--early on in this 12th entry in Davis's popular series. And indeed details Continue reading »

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The steps were crowded with the usual illegal touts and overpriced market stalls. I considered upending some melons but smashed fruit meant a diminished livelihood for their market gardener. I had a diminished livelihood myself so I settled on the tasteful copperware. Tilting it with my shoulder, I keeled over a complete stall. The stallholder's thin cry was lost as bouncing flagons, ewers and urns sped at a denting pace down the Temple steps, followed by their despairing owner and numbers of righteous passers-by—all hoping to stroll home with a nice new fluted fruitbowl under one arm. In Davis's 12th Marcus Didius Falco story (after 2000's One Virgin Too Many), the Roman informer, a sort of Columbo in a dirty toga, investigates a Continue reading » Davis's vision of everyday life in the Roman Empire is superb. I haven't read historical fiction this good since I, Claudius by Robert Graves and The Persian Boy by Mary Renault.” — Detroit Free Press on Shadows in BronzeWhen Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman "informer" who has a nose for trouble that's sharper than most, encounters Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately all is not right with the pretty girl. She confesses to him that she is fleeing for her life, and Falco makes the rash decision to rescue her—a decision he will come to regret. For Sosia bears a heavy burden: as heavy as a pile of stolen Imperial ingots, in fact. Fresh from Last Act in Palmyra, Marcus Didius Falco, that most modern of ancient Romans, takes on organized crime in this latest installment of Davis's impeccably executed series. Falco has a job Continue reading »

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