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The Silver Pigs

Lindsey Davis


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PUBLISHED: 7th February 2008
ISBN: 9780099515050
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The detective Marcus Didius Falco is cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. He rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose.
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  • Paperback
    $24.35
PUBLISHED: 7th February 2008
ISBN: 9780099515050
ANNOTATION:
The detective Marcus Didius Falco is cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. He rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose.

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The detective Marcus Didius Falco is cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. He rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose.

Publisher Description

The first novel in the Marcus Didius Falco detective series, exposing the criminal underbelly of ancient Rome...

In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner Helena Justina, his law and order pal Petronius, and his indomitable Mother - who became some of the most celebrated characters in historical fiction.

Now reissued in a special new edition to celebrate publication of Falco's twentieth investigation, THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose ...

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Discover one of the world's favourite detectives, as his first case leads him into conspiracy, murder and adventure ... In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner Helena Justina, his law and order pal Petronius, and his indomitable Mother - who became some of the most celebrated characters in historical fiction. Now reissued in a special new edition to celebrate publication of Falco's twentieth investigation, THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose ... 'One of the most original and endearing books since the first Flashman' Time Out 'Davis' writing zings with fun' Daily Mail

Author Biography

Lindsey Davis has written over twenty historical novels, beginning with The Course of Honour. Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. After an English degree at Oxford University Lindsey joined the Civil Service, but became a professional author in 1989. Her books are translated into many languages and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many prizes include the Premio Colosseo, awarded by the Mayor of Rome 'for enhancing the image of Rome', the Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective and the Crimewriters' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. For more information, please

Review

The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace wit, fascinating scholarship ... she brings imperial Rome to life -- Ellis Peters Surely the best historical detective in the business -- Mike Ripley Daily Telegraph One of the best of the current writers in this field -- Donna Leon The Times Davis is a prolific and popular writer ... Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening -- Hilary Mantel Observer Every book in this series is a delight ... fans will snap it up, highly recommended Library Journal Library Journal

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The much loved, bestselling Falco series is repackaged in stunning new jacket design

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Every book in this series is a delight ... fans will snap it up, highly recommended Library Journal

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One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series

Product Details

Author
Lindsey Davis
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0099515059
ISBN-13
9780099515050
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-02-07
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
maps
Media
Book
Publisher
Cornerstone
Series
Falco
Pages
352
Subtitle
(Falco 1)
Audience
General/Trade