Three Hands in the Fountain: Falco 9

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Hodder & Stoughton #ad - As the heat rises in the Circus Maximus, they face a race agaisnt time and a strong test of their friendship. Sinister and gloriously real' - the times on sunday'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge. Marcus didius falco and his laddish friend Petronius find their local fountain has been blocked- by a gruesomely severed human hand.

Soon other body parts are being found in the aqueducts and sewers. Women are bing abducted during festivals, with the next Games only days away. Public panic overcomes official indifference, and the Aventine partners are commissioned to investigate. They know the sadistic killer lurks somewhere on the festive streets of Rome- perparing to strike again.

Three Hands in the Fountain: Falco 9 #ad - Praise for lindsey davis'lindsey davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre. She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times.

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Two for the Lions: Falco 10

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Hodder & Stoughton #ad - . Join falco in the fight for truth in North Africa. His potential fee could finally allow him to join the middle ranks and be worthy of long-suffering Helena Justina. Unexpectedly confronted with the murder of a man-eating lion, Falco is distracted from his original task, uncovering a bitter rivalry between the gladiators' trainers.

Davis's squalid, vibrant rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian'Davis's prose is a lively joy. With one star gladiator dead, falco is forced to investigate and the trail leads from Rome to the blood-soaked sand of the arena in North Africa. Praise for lindsey davis'lindsey davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre.

Two for the Lions: Falco 10 #ad - . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times. Sinister and gloriously real' - the times on sunday'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge. Lumbered with working alongside reptilian chief spy Anacrites, Marcus Didius Falco has the perfect plan to make money - he will assist Vespasian in the Emperor's 'Great Census' of AD73.

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One Virgin Too Many: Falco 11

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Hodder & Stoughton #ad - Sinister and gloriously real' - the times on sunday'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge. Gaia has been selected as the new Vestal Virgin, and when she disappears Falco is officially asked to investigate.

One Virgin Too Many: Falco 11 #ad - . Davis's squalid, vibrant rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian'Davis's prose is a lively joy. Finding gaia is then a race against time, ending in Falco's most terrifying exploit yet. Praise for lindsey davis'lindsey davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre.

She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times. A frightened child approaches Roman informer Marcus Didius Falco, pleading for help. Immediately he regrets it. Nobody believes gaia's story that a relation wants to kill her - and neither does he.

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Ode to a Banker: Falco 12

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Hodder & Stoughton #ad - . Davis's squalid, vibrant rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian'Davis's prose is a lively joy. In the long, marcus didius falco, private informer and spare-time poet, hot Roman Summer of AD74, gives a reading for his family and friends. She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times.

. Praise for lindsey davis'lindsey davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre. Things get out of hand as usual. The event is taken over by aurelius chrysippus, a wealthy Greek banker and patron to a group of struggling writers, who offers to publish Falco's work - a golden opportunity that rapidly palls.

Ode to a Banker: Falco 12 #ad - Sinister and gloriously real' - the times on sunday'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge. A visit to the chrysippusscriptorium implicates him in a gruesome literary murder so when Petronius Longus, the over-worked vigiles enquiry chief, commissions him to investigate, Falco is forced to accept.

Lindsey davis' twelfth novel wittily explores Roman publishing and banking, to the darker financial world, taking us from the jealousies of authorship and the mire of patronage, where default can have fatal consequences .

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Scandal Takes a Holiday: Falco 16

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Hodder & Stoughton #ad - This was a lonely place for anybody to be brought to die. In the wealthy town of Ostia, our hero Falco appears to be enjoying a relaxing holiday. She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times. Davis's squalid, vibrant rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian'Davis's prose is a lively joy.

. However, falco suspects that there is more to his absence than there might first appear. Praise for lindsey davis'lindsey davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre. Sinister and gloriously real' - the times on sunday'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge.

Scandal Takes a Holiday: Falco 16 #ad - . Infamia', the pen name of the scribe who writes the gossip column for the Daily Gazette, has gone missing. But when his girlfriend, helena, arrives carrying a batch of old copies of the Daily Gazette - with the intention of catching up on the latest scandal - Falco is forced to admit to Petronius his real reasons for being there.

His fellow scribes have employed Falco to find him and bring him back from his lazy, drunken truancy.

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A Dying Light in Corduba: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Book 8

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Minotaur Books #ad - Inimitable sleuth Falco is back with a vengeance. This leaves no one except Falco to conduct the investigation. Political intrigue, an exotic Spanish dancer, and impending fatherhood all add to Falco's troubles. Soon he is plunged into the fiercely competitive world of olive oil production. One night, a man is killed and Rome's Chief Spy left for dead.

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A Body in the Bathhouse Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Book 13

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Mysterious Press #ad - The 13th novel featuring roman detective marcus Didius Falco explores the fervor of home improvement that's sweeping the Roman Empire and Falco's own household, specifically the bath house-where a body turns up. Marcus didius falco, discovers that newly acquired rank brings associated problems, now middle class private investigator, once a common informer, the most gruesome of which is a corpse buried under the tiles of his new bath house.

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. However, the project is running late, work is slipshod, and fatal accidents keep happening.

A Body in the Bathhouse Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Book 13 #ad - 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 the Emperor Vespasian.

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Time to Depart: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Book 7

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Minotaur Books #ad - Petro and falco must descend into the underworld of Vespasian's Rome to investigate. Petronius longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome's top criminals. One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship. Under roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are allowed "time to depart" into exile outside the Empire.

But soon after, an outbreak of robbery and murder suggests a new criminal ring has moved into Balbinus's territory.

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Last Act in Palmyra: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Book 6

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Minotaur Books #ad - He's picking up extra fees from his old friend Thalia the snake dancer as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. The spirit of adventure calls Falco on a new spying mission to the untamed East in search of the Emperor Vespasian. With the chief spy Anacrites paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong.

The bad acting and poor audiences are almost as bad as the desert and its scorpions-then as the killer hovers, Falco tries to write a play. A dangerous brush with the brother, the sinister ruler of Nabataean Petra, sends Falco and his girlfriend Helena on a fast camel ride to Syria. Here they join a traveling theatre group, which keeps losing members in nonaccidental drownings.

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The Jupiter Myth Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Book 14

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Mysterious Press #ad - Davis' 14th novel in the marcus Didius Falco series is a noir tale of gangsters, gladiators, and love. For falco, a relaxed visit to Helena's relatives in Britain turns serious at the scene of a downtown murder.

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The Accusers Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Book 15

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Mysterious Press #ad - It may have been a legal move to protect his heirs, but Falco is hired to prove it was murder. Fresh from his trip to Britain, Marcus Didius Falco needs to re-establish his presence in Rome. The senator is convicted, but then dies, apparently by suicide. As falco shows off his talents in the role of advocate, he exposes himself to a tangle of upper-class secrets and powerful elements in Roman law that may have consequences he hadn't quite bargained for.

A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of two real life lawyers at the top of their trade.

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