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ISBN13: 9780345369079
ISBN10: 0345369076
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Winner of the Best First Novel award from the Authors' Club, and debut of the Didius Falco mystery series.
It is A.D. 70, when Roman P.I. Marcus Didius Falco runs into comely Sosia Camillina on the steps of the Forum. It seems she's being chased by a few unsavories for a stockpile of silver pigs--silver ingots--but Falco wants more information. What he gets is a whiff of treason and a one-way ticket to his own funeral pyre....
"It has everything: mystery, pace, wit, fascinating scholarship, and above all, two protagonists for whom, by the end, I feel genuine affection, and want to meet again."
Ellis Peters

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Ed Hunt, March 15, 2007 (view all comments by Ed Hunt)
If you like hard boiled mystery mixed with hard core history, this series from Lindsay Davis will have you hooked with the first book. Davis writes M. Didus Falco with a droll wit, a killer sidekick and smart and sexy girlfriend. I've been addicted to these books for the past two years and have watched Falco roam the Roman empire, turning up dead bodies while doing Vespasian's dirty work. This first book shows Davis' range and deft style, Falco's voice sounds like a sharp informer spinning tales of adventure over pints at the local wine-bar. Dig in and prepare to become addicted.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345369079
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Falco, marcus didius (fictitious character)
Subject:
Great Britain History To 449 Fiction.
Edition Description:
1st Ballantine Books ed.
Series Volume:
BP5
Publication Date:
1991
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Pages:
xi, 241 p.
Dimensions:
6.88x4.19x.72 in. .27 lbs.

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