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Publisher Comments:

“One of the best historical series...wisecracking humor, scathing social commentary, and rollicking adventure.”—Detroit Free Press

When in rome, death takes no holiday…

Its 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for “informer” Marcus Didius Falco. His job is to uncover unwelcome truths and deal with sensitive situations, frequently at the behest of the imperial government. So when a generals famous female conquest escapes from house arrest—leaving a horrendous murder in her wake—Falco is on the case. If  finding a fugitive isnt enough of a Zeus-like headache, Falcos wife Helena Justinas brother has also gone missing. Against the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule and merriment, the search seems impossible. And Falco seems to be the only one who notices that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets…

“Davis has mastered the art of …blending humor with history.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

“Davis serves up a huge cast of characters and colorful descriptions of daily life in Saturnalia… sure to please readers with an affinity for ancient history.”—Booklist

Synopsis:

In 76 A.D., during the reign of Vespasian, "informer" Marcus Didius Falco searches for a general's famous female conquest who has escaped from house arrest--leaving a horrendous murder in her wake. Falco seems to be the only one who notices that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets. Martin's Press.

Synopsis:

Its 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for “informer” Marcus Didius Falco. His job is to uncover unwelcome truths and deal with sensitive situations, frequently at the behest of the imperial government. So when a generals famous female conquest escapes from house arrest—leaving a horrendous murder in her wake—Falco is on the case. If  finding a fugitive isnt enough of a Zeus-like headache, Falcos wife Helena Justinas brother has also gone missing. Against the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule and merriment, the search seems impossible. And Falco seems to be the only one who notices that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets…

Synopsis:

“One of the best historical series...wisecracking humor, scathing social commentary, and rollicking adventure.”Detroit Free Press

When in rome, death takes no holiday…

Its 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for “informer” Marcus Didius Falco. His job is to uncover unwelcome truths and deal with sensitive situations, frequently at the behest of the imperial government. So when a generals famous female conquest escapes from house arrestleaving a horrendous murder in her wakeFalco is on the case. If  finding a fugitive isnt enough of a Zeus-like headache, Falcos wife Helena Justinas brother has also gone missing. Against the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule and merriment, the search seems impossible. And Falco seems to be the only one who notices that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets…

“Davis has mastered the art of …blending humor with history.”Philadelphia Inquirer

“Davis serves up a huge cast of characters and colorful descriptions of daily life in Saturnalia… sure to please readers with an affinity for ancient history.”Booklist

About the Author

Lindsey Davis was born and raised in Birmingham, England. After taking an English degree at Oxford and working for the civil service for thirteen years, she “ran away to be a writer.” More than a dozen books later, her internationally bestselling novels featuring Marcus Didius Falco have earned her the Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312945954
Subtitle:
A Marcus Didius Falco Novel
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Author:
Davis, Lindsey
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 18 of 20
Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Product details 384 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312945954 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 76 A.D., during the reign of Vespasian, "informer" Marcus Didius Falco searches for a general's famous female conquest who has escaped from house arrest--leaving a horrendous murder in her wake. Falco seems to be the only one who notices that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets. Martin's Press.
"Synopsis" by ,
Its 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for “informer” Marcus Didius Falco. His job is to uncover unwelcome truths and deal with sensitive situations, frequently at the behest of the imperial government. So when a generals famous female conquest escapes from house arrest—leaving a horrendous murder in her wake—Falco is on the case. If  finding a fugitive isnt enough of a Zeus-like headache, Falcos wife Helena Justinas brother has also gone missing. Against the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule and merriment, the search seems impossible. And Falco seems to be the only one who notices that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets…
"Synopsis" by ,

“One of the best historical series...wisecracking humor, scathing social commentary, and rollicking adventure.”Detroit Free Press

When in rome, death takes no holiday…

Its 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for “informer” Marcus Didius Falco. His job is to uncover unwelcome truths and deal with sensitive situations, frequently at the behest of the imperial government. So when a generals famous female conquest escapes from house arrestleaving a horrendous murder in her wakeFalco is on the case. If  finding a fugitive isnt enough of a Zeus-like headache, Falcos wife Helena Justinas brother has also gone missing. Against the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule and merriment, the search seems impossible. And Falco seems to be the only one who notices that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets…

“Davis has mastered the art of …blending humor with history.”Philadelphia Inquirer

“Davis serves up a huge cast of characters and colorful descriptions of daily life in Saturnalia… sure to please readers with an affinity for ancient history.”Booklist

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