"GREAT STUFF...A classic hard-boiled, smart-mouth detective who happens to work in ancient Rome."--Molly Ivins Los Angeles Daily NewsAfter six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome. But his apartment has been ransacked. And although he... show more
"GREAT STUFF...A classic hard-boiled, smart-mouth detective who happens to work in ancient Rome."--Molly Ivins Los Angeles Daily NewsAfter six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome. But his apartment has been ransacked. And although he desperately needs 400,000 sesterces in order to marry his aristocratic love, Helena, his only client is his mother, who insists that he find out whether the scandalous claims against his dead brother, Festus, are true.Then the chief tarnisher of Festus's good name is murdered, and Marcus becomes the prime suspect. Someone is definitely fiddling with the scales of justice. The more Marcus hunts for the thread that will lead him out of this doom-laden labyrinth of misery and mystery, the less his life is worth. Except, as seems likely, as a meal for the Emperor's hungry lions..."AN INTRIGUING TALE...COMPULSIVE READING."--Roanoke Times & World-News"A VIVIDLY REALIZED IMPERIAL ROME--NOISY, DENSE AND DANGEROUS."--Publishers Weekly
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 27th 1995
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Marcus Didius Falco (#5)
Series: Marcus Didius Falco #5 Falco returns to Rome, gets mired in some old scheme of his dead brother’s, and is accused of a centurion’s murder. Shenanigans ensue. Overall this was a fun read, although what happens with the Poseidon statue is a bit of a disappointment. I can’t say I approve of...
bookshelves: radio-4x, mystery-thriller, winter-20112012, historical-fiction, fradio, published-1993, series, play-dramatisation, period-piece Recommended for: Laura, Carey, Susanna, Wanda, Pat Read from February 03 to 17, 2012 HUZZAH! I know, I know, the anachronistic tone is off putting to t...
Lindsey Davis must have met my friend Mike's family. His parents are first-generation Sicilian immigrants and could have provided the source material for Falco and his.Poseidon's Gold finds Falco discovering uncomfortable facts about his dead brother Festus, the darling of the family and decorated h...
HUZZAH! I know, I know, the anachronistic tone is off putting to the purists and indeed it is the reason that stops me scoring higher, however these stories are totally enjoyable and the interaction between Helena and Falco feels very real and is rather lovely.3* - The Silver Pigs (1989)3* - Shadows...