The much loved, bestselling Falco series reissued with new jacket artwork
Marcus Didius Falco, once a common informer, now middle class, discovers that newly acquired rank brings associated problems, the most gruesome of which is a corpse buried under the tiles of his new bath house. The contractors have fled to Britain where, as the Fates have it, Falco is ordered.
A local chief and ally of the Romans is having a Palace built by Emperor Vespasian. However the project is running late, work is slipshod, and fatal accidents keep happening. Somewhere on the site are the murderers who may be behind this latest spate of killings. Somewhere in the forefront, troubleshooting for the Emperor is Falco, without an ally and now next on the list for assassination.Author Profile
Lindsey Davis has written nineteen novels, beginning with The Course of Honour
, the love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. 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. Her books are translated into many languages and serialised on BBC Radio 4. Past Chair of the Crimewriters' Association and a Vice President of the Classical Association, she has won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective. She was born in Birmingham but now lives in London.Reviews
Queen of the humorous crime romp is Lindsey Davis... the adventures of the likable Falco on foreign soil are fertile ground for laughs and thrills.,This book is a delight for Falco fans and will strike a chord with anyone who has endured builders in their home.,Davis conjures up the ancient world with confidence, and contrives a plot as interesting as the best of modern crime fiction.