Oh where do I start A private eye series set in ancient Rome This is the first one I won t add all the books individually, there are I think 18 by now, but it s set in Rome in 70AD, the hero is Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman informer and his friends, and his over the top family, and his lady, Helena Justina, the senator s daughter, way out of his league but that doesn t stop them, lol, and HER family They are my favourite ancient Roman couple Evah There is adventure all over the Empire, treachery, theft, politics, murder even children, you name it, you ll find it here I love, love, love this series Probably rates three stars for writing, plus an extra for meticulous research inserted so painlessly that you re barely aware of it. Wow, I really liked this It s very accessible you can enjoy it even if you don t know a thing about the history of Ancient Rome The author supplies historical details smoothly without lecturing the reader. The mystery itself wasn t especially gripping, but the story was fast paced, with truly likeable characters and great dialogue I started snickering at the dramatis personae and continued to be amused all the way through the book. There are frequent, oddly placed paragraph breaks, which make the writing seem a little choppy at first, but after a while I started to enjoy the narrative style I ve already ordered the next book in this series. Marcus Didius Falco, A Roman Informer Who Has A Nose For Trouble That S Sharper Than Most, Encounters Sosia Camillina In The Forum, He Senses Immediately All Is Not Right With The Pretty Girl She Confesses To Him That She Is Fleeing For Her Life, And Falco Makes The Rash Decision To Rescue Her A Decision He Will Come To Regret For Sosia Bears A Heavy Burden As Heavy As A Pile Trailer ✓ The Silver Pigs PDF by ✓ Lindsey Davis Of Stolen Imperial Ingots, In Fact Matters Just Get Complicated When Falco Meets Helena Justina, A Senator S Daughter Who Is Connected To The Very Same Traitors He Has Sworn To Expose Soon Falco Finds Himself Swept From The Perilous Back Alleys Of Ancient Rome To The Silver Mines Of Distant Britain And Up Against A Cabal Of Traitors With Blood On Their Hands And No Compunction Whatsoever To Do Away With A Snooping Plebe Like FalcoThe Silver Pigs Is Lindsey Davis Classic Novel Which Introduced Readers Around The World To Marcus Didius Falco, A Private Informer With A Knack For Trouble, A Tendency For Bad Luck, And A Frequently Inconvenient Drive For Justice Silver Pigs begins at a run and it really doesn t let up Marcus Didius Falco, a 70 AD Roman private informer whose usual jobs involve following young philandering wives for rich old husbands, finds himself in the middle of a mystery of murder and mayhem involving important senators of high rank and even the Emperor Vespasian himself. Thirty year old Falco has a large family and a mother, but they all are grieving for Falco s brother, Didius Festus, who was a heroic soldier in the Roman army and who was recently killed while serving in Palestine So, when a lovely young girl, Sosia Camillina, niece of Senator Decimus Camillus Verus and daughter of the senator s younger brother, Publius Camillus Meto, almost knocks Falco down on the steps of the Forum, he welcomes Ova knjiga je za mene toalno otkrovenje Pozajmila sam je od drugarice, u fazonu Daj nesto da odmorim od fantastike I nisam se pokajala. Znate one stare, crno bele filmove o detektivima sa sesiricima i cigarom uvek u kraju usana u ciju kancelariju jednoga dana zaluta prelepa plavusa sa zanimljivim slucajem za istragu E ova knjia je bas to samo smestena u Stari Rim u vreme Cara Vespazijana Veliki plus su vrcavi humor i sarkazam glavnog lika. Enjoyed the reread I always find new plot points or historical references that I ve missed This time it was Vitellius and mushy peas. Õ The Silver Pigs ß I like the MC in this series He is like your uncle who lives next door He is normal, trying to do the best he can. and he can be suckered into things I liked that I got to see detail about him I ve read a few of these novels in this series, and they all share some commonalities The author writes with a contemporary flair. . even though this is Ancient Rome historical fiction That usually isn t something I like, but she makes it work in her books I also like the way she constructs her plots The mystery is methodical and it peels away, piece by piece So 3 stars. When the girl came rushing up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes Sam Spade Phillip Marlowe Mike Hammer Nope, none other than Marcus Didius Falco the private investigator who is the creation of English author Lindsey Davis And The Silver Pigs is the first of 20 books she has written about the adventures of Falco set in 70 A. D during the the beginning of the reign of Roman Emperor Vespacian. I always marvel at how well British authors can work with the Roman Empire as a setting, as there are quite a few books and series set in Ancient Rome, as I am also a huge fan of the Medicus series by Ruth Downie I admit I have not read the works of Steven Saylor from the US but hope to begin shortly Here Davis has begun a series about the first gumshoe, as Marcus Didius Falco has left the military and has gone into
Way back in early 2015, I read Lindsey Davis The Ides of April I liked it, and since it featured the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, I thought I would eventually get around to the original character The Silver Pigs is the first of many Falco novels that Davis wrote over a period of than 20 years I rarely think that an entertaining mystery merits five stars, but this one does For many of us who would rather read historical mysteries than current true crime, the attraction is what an author can do to transport us to a different time and place and to make us understand and or feel what it was like to breath and walk around in that remote land Davis is a master at doing so with Imperial Rome We climbed up, then strolled side by side In early April Now don t be worried I reassured her Tell me, how old are you She was sixteen O Jupiter Married Do I look like a person who is married She looked like a person who soon should be Nope Not for me.
About The Author
Lindsey Davis, historical novelist, was born in Birmingham, England in 1949 Having taken a degree in English literature at Oxford University Lady Margaret Hall , she became a civil servant She left the civil service after 13 years, and when a romantic novel she had written was runner up for the 1985 Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize, she decided to become a writer, writing at first romanti