The Silver Pigs: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel
The Silver Pigs is the classic novel which introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently incovenient drive for justice. When Marcus Didius Falco encounters the young and very pretty... show more
The Silver Pigs is the classic novel which introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently incovenient drive for justice. When Marcus Didius Falco encounters the young and very pretty Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately that there is something amiss. When she confesses that she is fleeing for her life, Falco offers to help her and, in doing so, he gets himself mixed up in a deadly plot involving stolen ingots, dangerous and dark political machinations, and, most hazardous of all, one Helena Justina, a brash, indominable senator's daughter connected to the very traitors that Falco has sworn to expose.
Publish date: September 13th 2011
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
Series: Marcus Didius Falco (#1)
Rome in 70AD, and Marcus Didius Falco, informer/private eye finds himself caught up in an investigation that reaches to some of the highest people in the empire.Told in a slightly tongue in cheek manner, this tries to be a Chandler-esque PI story set in the days of Romes ever expanding empire. For t...
I don't think this series is for me. I couldn't get use to the author's writing style. It felt choppy and all over the place.
Well that didn't take long!Enjoy the different setting for a mystery. Bought the characters to life well.
bookshelves: published-1989, mystery-thriller, historical-fiction, fraudio, winter20092010, ancient-history, adventure, italy, britain-england, filthy-lucre, play-dramatisation Read from February 01 to 04, 2010 The Roman detective chances upon an illegal trade in precious metal, after rescuing a...
I love both well-done historical fiction and mystery, so I have a particular affection for hybrids like the books by Ellis Peters or Carrie Bebris. Given the setting in Imperial Rome and the smart alleck first person voice, this sounded like a blend of Gladiator and The Big Sleep only more historica...