The Silver Pigs
Publish date: 1990
Publisher: Pan Books Ltd
Pages no: 258
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...
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