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Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)

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In first century A.D. Rome, during the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private “informer,” often for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations with their wives, so in A.D. 77, Falco and his wife, Helena Justina, with others in tow, travel to Alexandria, Egypt. But they arent there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings—when the Librarian of the great library is found dead, under suspicious circumstances.

Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, deadly professional rivalry, more bodies and the lowest of the low—book thieves! As the bodies pile up, its up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order to a disordered universe.

Review:

"A locked-room murder provides Marcus Didius Falco with an intriguing challenge in Davis's 19th novel to feature the first-century Roman sleuth (after 2007's Saturnalia). In the spring of A.D. 77, while on vacation with his family in Alexandria, Egypt, Falco is stunned to get word that Theon, the Great Library's head librarian, with whom he just dined, has been found dead with neither marks of violence on the body nor evidence of how the killer got away from the scene of the crime. Falco probes the academic politics surrounding the Great Library to determine whether one of Theon's potential successors was the culprit. Other deaths follow, including that of a philosophy student, mauled by a crocodile that escaped from the local zoo. While the impossible crime's solution may disappoint some readers, the twisty plot with its various false leads and the author's plausible depiction of ancient Alexandria make this one of the stronger entries in this solid historical series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In first century A.D. Rome, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private informer. When he and his wife travel to Alexandria, Egypt, they aren't there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings.

Synopsis:

In first century A.D. Rome, during the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private “informer,” often for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations with their wives, so in A.D. 77, Falco and his wife, Helena Justina, with others in tow, travel to Alexandria, Egypt. But they arent there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings—when the Librarian of the great library is found dead, under suspicious circumstances.

Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, deadly professional rivalry, more bodies and the lowest of the low—book thieves! As the bodies pile up, its up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order to a disordered universe.

About the Author

LINDSEY DAVIS is the author of the long-running series of historical mysteries featuring Marcus Didius Falco. She was the winner of the first CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger and her novels are bestsellers around the globe. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312379018
Subtitle:
A Marcus Didius Falco Novel
Author:
Davis, Lindsey
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Romans
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Murder -- Investigation.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 19 of 20
Publication Date:
20090512
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 352 pages Minotaur Books - English 9780312379018 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A locked-room murder provides Marcus Didius Falco with an intriguing challenge in Davis's 19th novel to feature the first-century Roman sleuth (after 2007's Saturnalia). In the spring of A.D. 77, while on vacation with his family in Alexandria, Egypt, Falco is stunned to get word that Theon, the Great Library's head librarian, with whom he just dined, has been found dead with neither marks of violence on the body nor evidence of how the killer got away from the scene of the crime. Falco probes the academic politics surrounding the Great Library to determine whether one of Theon's potential successors was the culprit. Other deaths follow, including that of a philosophy student, mauled by a crocodile that escaped from the local zoo. While the impossible crime's solution may disappoint some readers, the twisty plot with its various false leads and the author's plausible depiction of ancient Alexandria make this one of the stronger entries in this solid historical series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In first century A.D. Rome, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private informer. When he and his wife travel to Alexandria, Egypt, they aren't there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings.
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In first century A.D. Rome, during the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private “informer,” often for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations with their wives, so in A.D. 77, Falco and his wife, Helena Justina, with others in tow, travel to Alexandria, Egypt. But they arent there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings—when the Librarian of the great library is found dead, under suspicious circumstances.

Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, deadly professional rivalry, more bodies and the lowest of the low—book thieves! As the bodies pile up, its up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order to a disordered universe.

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