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 R. Fomby (Cairo, Egypt)
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    Shadows in Bronze: Falco, Book 2 | Lindsey Davis

    Shadows in Bronze: Falco, Book 2

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    • 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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    Venus in Copper: Falco, Book 3 | Lindsey Davis

    Venus in Copper: Falco, Book 3

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    • 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.

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    Poseidon’s Gold: Falco, Book 5 | Lindsey Davis

    Poseidon’s Gold: Falco, Book 5

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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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    Last Act in Palmyra: Falco, Book 6

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    • 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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    A Dying Light in Corduba: The Falco Series, Book 8 | Lindsey Davis

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

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    • 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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    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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    A Body in the Bath House | Lindsey Davis

    A Body in the Bath House

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    • By Lindsey Davis
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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
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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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    See Delphi and Die | Lindsey Davis

    See Delphi and Die

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    • By Lindsey Davis
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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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    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

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    • 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

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    • By Lindsey Davis
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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

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    • 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 ()