Marcus Didius Falco

40 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106 ratings

The Silver Pigs Publisher's Summary

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.

Falco finds out that Sosia, the niece of a highly placed senator, holds the secret to a stockpile of silver pigs, ingots intended for no good use. Hoping for future favors from Sosia's powerful uncle, Falco embarks on an intricate case of smuggling, murder, and treason that reaches into the palace itself. And if he does not tread lightly, the treacherous puzzle of the silver pigs could buy him a one-way ticket to his own funeral pyre.

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  • Book 1

    • The Silver Pigs

    • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 1
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful adventure...

    • By A Reader on 05-17-09

    Regular price: $20.17

    • The Silver Pigs

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narrator, Good Story

    • By Rock Hound on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Shadows in Bronze

    • Falco, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Shadows in Bronze

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bring back Kristian Rodska

    • By Panthea14 on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • Venus in Copper

    • Falco, Book 3
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lindsey Davis, Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Up to the usual high standard

    • By Kathie Ward on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Venus in Copper

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery 3
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful sense of place

    • By J Graves on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • The Iron Hand of Mars

    • Falco, Book 4
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    "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.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Iron Hand of Mars

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By G. M. on 10-15-15

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Poseidon’s Gold

    • Falco, Book 5
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $26.42

    • Poseidon's Gold

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maximus Thumbs Up for Falco!

    • By Kathy B. on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • Last Act in Palmyra

    • Falco, Book 6
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • weak plot and story

    • By Derk on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Last Act in Palmyra

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration but good story

    • By Mary Shaw on 01-04-16

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 7

    • Time to Depart

    • Falco, Book 7
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "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.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Time to Depart

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love the mystery!

    • By MOLLYO on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 8

    • A Dying Light in Corduba

    • The Falco Series, Book 8
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A dying light in cordoba by Lindsey Davis

    • By Eveline Howells on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Dying Light in Corduba

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible author. Perfect reader.

    • By S. Williams on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 9

    • Three Hands in the Fountain

    • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 9
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Applause for Three Hands in the Fountain

    • By Susanne on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Three Hands in the Fountain

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Falco is reliably enjoyable listening

    • By David on 11-21-12

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 10

    • Two for the Lions

    • Falco, Book 10
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Two for the Lions

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this series

    • By Jessica Perez-Baker on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $24.47

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