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This is the first story in a mystery series set in Ancient Rome, featuring Marcus Didius Falco. The story sees Falco travelling to Britain in search of missing silver pigs where he meets Helena Justina, and romance begins to blossom.
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"Every book in this series is a delight ... fans will snap it up, highly recommended
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"Davis is a prolific and popular writer ... Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening" (Hilary Mantel Observer)
"One of the best of the current writers in this field" (Donna Leon The Times)
"Surely the best historical detective in the business" (Mike Ripley Daily Telegraph)
"The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace wit, fascinating scholarship ... she brings imperial Rome to life" (Ellis Peters)
One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series
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Book Description Random House of Canada, 2000. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # 17955928-6
Book Description Century, 2000. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,700grams, ISBN:9780712684545. Seller Inventory # 7734961
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002354003
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR001765567
Book Description Century Books / Random House, London, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Jacket by Shirley Barker (illustrator). First published in 1989 by Sidgewick & Jackson, this is a first edition, first impression thus, with full number line, of the reissue of 2000 with a new introduction by the author. Some minuscule edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, top corners very slightly rubbed. Not price clipped (£17.99), no inscriptions, internally clean square and tight, overall a vg++ copy. 318pp. Set in the Roman Empire in AD 70, this book tells about Marcus Didius Falco, a deadbeat, low life informer whose normal working day consists of spying on adulterous husbands for jealous wives. An unlikely hero to discover a ring of conspirators hellbent on destroying the status quo. The first of the celebrated Falco series and the author's debut novel. Quite a scarce book, even in this reissue edition. Seller Inventory # 005966
Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, London, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. This is the first story in a mystery series set in Ancient Rome, featuring Marcus Didius Falco. The story sees Falco travelling to Britain in search of missing silver pigs where he meets Helena Justina, and romance begins to blossom. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003799448