Set in the classical world, an unusal detective, Marcus Didius Falco, becomes involved in an apparently straightforward case, but which turns up two fatal poisonings, rent racketeers and a female contortionist. From the author of "Shadows in Bronze" and "The Silver Pigs".
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"Another redolent dip into corruption in Vespasian’s Rome … original and delightful" ( Sunday Times)
"Original and endearing … one can only hope that Falco will be around for as long as Flashman" ( Time Out)
"The most purely entertaining of recent crime novels" ( New Statesman and Society)
- "As always, Davis wears her research lightly, bringing Ancient Rome to vivid life in a series of delicious vignettes." --"Manchester Evening News"
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Book Description HUTCHINSON. LONDON 1991, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91748186