Marcus Didius Falco
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    The Silver Pigs | Lindsey Davis

    The Silver Pigs

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    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.

    Wonderful adventure...

    I do not know why Romans are always portrayed with a British accent, but here the graveled Cockney narration Christian Rodska uses is absolutely super..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 17 2009 by Matthew F (USA)
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    The Silver Pigs: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery | Lindsey Davis

    The Silver Pigs: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    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, 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, indomitable senator's daughter connected to the very traitors that Falco has sworn to expose.

    Mystery and murder in Ancient Rome

    Over all a fun listen. I have already purchased many of the following books. Lots of fun to be had by all!

    Reviewed on April 21 2016 by Michele (North Richland Hills, TX, United States)
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    Shadows in Bronze: Falco, Book 2 | Lindsey Davis

    Shadows in Bronze: Falco, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    I was the new boy, so they saddled me with the worst jobs.' Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgement, Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his best friend Petronius. He conveniently forgets to mention to his companion that this will be no holiday. They have been sent to investigate the murderous members of a failed coup, now sunning themselves in luxurious villas and on fancy yachts.

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    Shadows in Bronze: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 2 | Lindsey Davis

    Shadows in Bronze: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    It's the first century AD, and Marcus Didius Falco, ancient Rome's favorite son and sometimes palace spy, has just been dealt a lousy blow from the gods: the beautiful, high-born Helena Justina has left him in the dust. So when the Emperor Vespasian calls upon him to investigate an act of treason, Falco is more than ready for a distraction. Disguised as an idle vacationer in the company of his best friend Petronius, Falco travels from the Isle of Capreae to Neapolis and all the way to the great city of Pompeii.

    Sad

    This is a great series but this new narrator is not for this series. He just kills it. Gordon is a wonderful narrator for this great series. The old..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2015 by G. M. (Redding., CA, United States)
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    Venus in Copper: Falco, Book 3 | Lindsey Davis

    Venus in Copper: Falco, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Lindsey Davis, Gordon Griffin
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    Rats are always bigger than you expect.' Falco, ancient Rome's hangdog investigator, hates sharing a cell with a rodent - though being bailed by his old mother is almost as embarrassing. His high-born girlfriend can't decide if she wants him, and Titus Caesar's reward for past services is a wet fish. Hoping for a better life, or at least a better apartment, he takes on new clients. On the elegant slopes of the Pincian Hill, three nouveau riche freedmen with two flashy wives are under siege by a clever redhead.

    Up to the usual high standard

    I love this series. Great characters, intimate knowledge of everyday life in Ancient Rome. It's like taking a historical tour through the period with ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2015 by Kathie Ward ()
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    Venus in Copper: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery 3 | Lindsey Davis

    Venus in Copper: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Rome, AD 71. Marcus Didius Falco is desperate to leave the notorious Lautumiae prison - though being bailed out by his mother is a slight indignity. Things go from bad to worse when a group of nouveau riche ex-slaves hire him to outwit a fortune-hunting redhead whose husbands have a habit of dying accidentally, leaving him up against a female contortionist, her extra-friendly snake, indigestible cakes, and rent racketeers.

    Wonderful sense of place

    A great detective story set in Ancient Rome where the city and its futons become s character in the plot. Falco feels like an old friend. A good perfo..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2016 by J Graves (Clifton, VA United States)
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    The Iron Hand of Mars: Falco, Book 4 | Lindsey Davis

    The Iron Hand of Mars: Falco, Book 4

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    "I’ve always wanted to see something of the Empire outside Rome." AD 71. Germania Libera: dark, dripping forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries. Enter Falco, an Imperial agent on a special mission: to find the absconding commander of a legion whose loyalty is suspect.

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    The Iron Hand of Mars: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 4 | Lindsey Davis

    The Iron Hand of Mars: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 4

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    When Germanic troops in the service of the empire begin to rebel,and a Roman general disappears, Emperor Vespasian turns to the one man he can trust: Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer whose rates are low enough that even the stingy Vespasian is willing to pay them.

    Fantastic

    Top Ten List. Love this series.

    Reviewed on October 15 2015 by G. M. (Redding., CA, United States)
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    Poseidon’s Gold: Falco, Book 5 | Lindsey Davis

    Poseidon’s Gold: Falco, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    Your brother seemed to know what he was doing.' Rome, AD 72. Falco returns home from a six-month mission to the German legions. But trouble is in store for him: his apartment has been wrecked by squatters and an ex-legionary friend of his colourfully heroic brother Festus is demanding money, allegedly owed him as the result of one of Festus's wild schemes. Worse still, the only client Falco can get is his mother - who wants him to clear the family name.

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    Poseidon's Gold: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 5 | Lindsey Davis

    Poseidon's Gold: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    After six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome - but his apartment has been ransacked. And although he desperately needs 400,000 sesterces in order to marry his aristocratic love, Helena, his only client is his mother, who insists that he find out whether the scandalous claims against his dead brother, Festus, are true. Then the chief tarnisher of Festus' good name is murdered, and Marcus becomes the prime suspect.

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    Last Act in Palmyra: Falco, Book 6 | Lindsey Davis

    Last Act in Palmyra: Falco, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    I was just a freelance hero doing his best in a hard world.' The spirit of adventure calls Falco on a new spying mission for the Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. He's picking up extra fees from his old friend Thalia the snake dancer as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. With the Chief Spy Anacrites paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong. 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.

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    Last Act in Palmyra: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 6 | Lindsey Davis

    Last Act in Palmyra: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    The spirit of adventure calls Marcus Didius Falco on a new spying mission for Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. He picks up extra fees from his old friend, Thalia the snake dancer, as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. With the chief spy, Anacrites, paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong.

    Awful narration but good story

    Helena is my favorite character. It is awesome how she and Falco work together and respect each other, but continue to be very different people.

    Reviewed on January 04 2016 by Mary Shaw (Cedar Hills, UT, United States)
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    Time to Depart: Falco, Book 7 | Lindsey Davis

    Time to Depart: Falco, Book 7

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    "I still can't believe I've put the bastard away for good!" Petro muttered.' Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome's top criminals. Under Roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are allowed 'time to depart' into exile outside the Empire. One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship. But soon after, an outbreak of robbery and murder suggests a new criminal ring has moved into Balbinus' territory.

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    Time to Depart: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery | Lindsey Davis

    Time to Depart: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Balbinus Pius, the most notorious gangster in Emperor Vespasian's Rome, has been convicted of a capital crime at last. A quirk of Roman law, however, allows citizens condemned to death "time to depart" and find exile outside the empire. Now, as every hoodlum in Rome scrambles to take over Balbinus' operations, private eye Marcus Didius Falco has to deal with an unprecedented wave of crime - and the sneaking suspicion that Balbinus' exile may not really be so permanent after all.

    love the mystery!

    A good mystery with well rounded characters & relationships mixed up with interesting historical references. The narrator as always maintains the hig..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2016 by MOLLYO (SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States)
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    A Dying Light in Corduba: The Falco Series, Book 8 | Lindsey Davis

    A Dying Light in Corduba: The Falco Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
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    It is 73 AD in Ancient Rome and inimitable sleuth Marcus Didius Falco is back with a vengeance. In one night, a man is killed and Rome's Chief of Spies left for dead. Naturally there is no one except Falco to conduct the investigation. Soon he is plunged into the fiercely competitive world of olive oil production. Political intrigue, an exotic Spanish dancer and impending fatherhood, all add to Falco's troubles.

    A new slant on the Romans

    I have read this series for many years and it is interesting to see how the fortunes (and character) of Marcus Didius Falco progresses. The narrator ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2013 by ozgribbo (Australia)
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    A Dying Light in Corduba: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 8 | Lindsey Davis

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Surprisingly, nobody is poisoned at the Society of Olive Oil Producers banquet; the attempted murder of Rome's chief spy occurs immediately afterward. Suspicion falls, quick as the Italian night, on the dinner's sinuous dancer, a lady who has already left for Corduba, Spain. Naturally, Marcus Didius Falco, the Philip Marlowe of Roman detectives, is dispatched to follow her. But he has pledged to stay with Helena, his pregnant, patrician wife, until she gives birth.

    Incredible author. Perfect reader.

    So happy they are re-recording these! Previous reader made Falco sound like a surly thug.

    I'm looking forward to getting the entire series w..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 17 2016 by S. Williams (Nevada)
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    Three Hands in the Fountain | Lindsey Davis

    Three Hands in the Fountain

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    Marcus Didius Falco and his friend Petronius find their local fountain has been blocked - by a severed human hand. Soon other body parts are being found in the aqueducts & sewers.

    Applause for Three Hands in the Fountain

    Most definitely! Lindsay Davis' character Marcus Didius Falco is believable and likable. The story takes twists and turns that were unexpected and Fal..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2013 by Susanne (MELBA, Australia)
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    Three Hands in the Fountain: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery | Lindsey Davis

    Three Hands in the Fountain: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    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. Public panic overcomes official indifference, and the Aventine partners are commissioned to investigate. Women are being abducted during festivals, and the next Games are only days away.

    Falco is reliably enjoyable listening

    LIght hearted detective fare with a twist. These books are a great, well researched glimpse into the day to day life of a Rome which we usually view ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 21 2012 by David (Houston, TX, United States)
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    Two for the Lions: Falco, Book 10 | Lindsey Davis

    Two for the Lions: Falco, Book 10

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    What did he eat last? Whom did he eat, in fact? Lumbered with working alongside reptilian Chief Spy Anacrites, Falco has the perfect plan to make money - he will assist Vespasian in the Emperor's 'Great Census' of AD 73. 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.

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    Two for the Lions: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 10 | Lindsey Davis

    Two for the Lions: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Nothing's certain except death and taxes. Catching tax evaders for Emperor Vespasian looks like a plum position for Marcus Didius Falco, who has teamed up with his old boss, Anacrites, the crotchety chief spy of Rome. Soon, however, Falco is bogged down in bureaucracy, stuck at his stylus, and longing for a good murder to investigate. He gets one when someone kills Leonidas, the empire's official executioner.

    love this series

    wish they would hurry up and release the other books here in the U.S. nothing is more frustrating than getting into a book series and having to come b..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2016 by Jessica Baker ()
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    One Virgin Too Many: Falco, Book 11 | Lindsey Davis

    One Virgin Too Many: Falco, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    "All the problems I know about are family ones." A frightened child approaches Roman informer Falco, pleading for help. Nobody believes Gaia's story that a relation wants to kill her--and neither does he. Beset by his own family troubles, by his new responsibilities as procurator of the sacred poultry, and by the continuing search for a new partner, Falco turns her away. Immediately he regrets it. Gaia has been selected as the new Vestal Virgin, and when she disappears Falco is officially asked to investigate.

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    Ode to a Banker: Falco, Book 12 | Lindsey Davis

    Ode to a Banker: Falco, Book 12

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    "The first concern of an author is to do down his colleagues." In the long, hot Roman summer of AD 74, Falco, private informer and spare-time poet, gives a reading for his family and friends. 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.

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    A Body in the Bath House | Lindsey Davis

    A Body in the Bath House

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    Marcus Didius Falco discovers that rank brings 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 the Emperor Vespasian. However, the project is running late, and fatal accidents keep happening. Falco, troubleshooting for the Emperor, is without an ally and now next on the list for assassination.

    The More Things Change...

    This might be the best of the series. It has the expected combination of fascinating historical detail, fall-down-laughing comedy, and the delivery o..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 21 2006 by Lehua (Volcano, HI, USA)
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    The Jupiter Myth: Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries | Lindsey Davis

    The Jupiter Myth: Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    Marcus was hoping for a relaxed visit to Britannia. But things turn serious at the scene of a murder. King Togidubnus has been stuffed down a bar-room well - leading to a diplomatic situation which Marcus must resolve.

    My Favorite

    This is definitely my favorite in the series so far. It is absolutely packed with action, and less cliche. This series is often hit and miss but this ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 29 2011 by Abigail (arlington, VA, United States)
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    The Accusers | Lindsey Davis

    The Accusers

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    Fresh from his trip to Britain, Falco needs to re-establish his presence in Rome. A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of Silius Italicus and Paccius Africanus, two real-life lawyers at the top of their trade. These notorious ex-consuls play a dangerous game, where success brings rich pickings but a mistrial or a wrong verdict entails huge financial penalties.

    An Imperial Treasure

    You can't go wrong with Falco. He wants to be a ruthless hard case but his tender heart won't let him....his tender heart and Helena, the love of his ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2009 by Wadie (Santa Ana, CA, United States)
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    Scandal Takes a Holiday: Falco, Book 16 | Lindsey Davis

    Scandal Takes a Holiday: Falco, Book 16

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    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. 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. 'Infamia', the pen name of the scribe who writes the gossip column for the Daily Gazette, has gone missing.

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    See Delphi and Die | Lindsey Davis

    See Delphi and Die

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    Greece, home of the ancient Olympic Games, is a favourite destination for Seven Sights Travel, a seedy company which provides escorted tours for wealthy travellers. When Marcus Didius Falco and Helena hear that a young girl and a newly-wed woman, both Roman visitors, have been murdered at Olympia, they both step in to investigate.

    Touring Ancient Greece

    One of the best parts about this book was the way Davis caught the standard annoyances of swanning around the country as part of a tour group. In thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2007 by Rose (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
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    Saturnalia: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel | Lindsey Davis

    Saturnalia: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel

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    • By Lindsey Davis
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    It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. The days are short, the nights are for wild parties. A general has captured a famous enemy of Rome, and brings her home to adorn his Triumph as a ritual sacrifice. But the logistics go wrong.

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    Saturnalia | Lindsey Davis

    Saturnalia

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    It's 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for "informer" Marcus Didius Falco. His job is to uncover unwelcome truths and deal with sensitive situations, frequently at the behest of the imperial government. So when a general's famous female conquest escapes from house arrest - leaving a horrendous murder in her wake - Falco is on the case.

    Historic Rome Adds Nice Twist to Standard Mysterie

    I like the Didius Falco books and will continue to buy them but I prefer Ruth Downie's Roman mysteries to these. You cant really miss that the Falco b..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2011 by Abigail (arlington, VA, United States)
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    Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel | Lindsey Davis

    Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel

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    • By Lindsey Davis
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    In Roman times, the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World held a deep fascination. Two of them were in Egypt: the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Lighthouse at Alexandria. Marcus Didius Falco's wife Helena Justina is determined to see them before her next confinement. Conveniently, he has an uncle with a house in Alexandria. For this innocent reason (he says) they sail to Egypt. As soon as they arrive in Alexandria, a suspicious death occurs at the famous Great Library.

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    Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery | Lindsey Davis

    Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    In first century A.D. Rome, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private "informer," ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations, so in A.D. 77, Falco and his wife Helena Justina travel to Alexandria, Egypt. Before long the Librarian of the great library is found dead and Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, and the lowest of the low - book thieves! As the bodies pile up, it's up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order.

    A Bit Disappointing

    This book wasn't as good as the first two in the series.I wanted to like it more than I did, because I really enjoyed the first two books.

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    Reviewed on June 27 2009 by Eva Gannon (Chicago, Illinois, US)
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    Nemesis: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel | Lindsey Davis

    Nemesis: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    In the high summer of AD 77, Marcus Didius Falco is beset by personal problems. Newly bereaved and facing unexpected upheavals, it is a relief for him to consider someone else’s misfortunes. A middle-aged couple who supplied statues to his father, Geminus, have disappeared. They had a feud with a bunch of notorious freedmen, the Claudii, who live rough in the pestilential Pontine Marshes, terrorising the neighbourhood.

    brilliant

    Any scepticism that I may have had has been suspended with this wonderful and very well researched
    story. The narrator helps to achieve this to..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 07 2010 by meredith (adelaide, Australia)
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    Nemesis | Lindsey Davis

    Nemesis

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    In the high summer of 77 AD, Roman informer Marcus Didius Falco is beset by personal problems. A middle-aged couple who supplied statues to his father have disappeared. They had an old feud with a bunch of notorious freedmen, the Claudii, who terrorize the neighborhood. When a mutilated corpse turns up, Falco and his friend Petronius investigate. But just as they are making progress, the Chief Spy, Anacrites, snatches the case away.

    Everyman's Rome

    I love Falco. Such a wisecracking everyman in a Roman Tunic. I am fascinated by the life of Rome woven through the books without hitting you over the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2010 by Jeanette Beth Means ()