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  • Published: 15 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099515180
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

A Body In The Bath House

(Falco 13)




The much loved, bestselling Falco series reissued with new jacket artwork

Marcus Didius Falco, once a common informer, now middle class, discovers that newly acquired rank brings associated 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 Emperor Vespasian. However the project is running late, work is slipshod, and fatal accidents keep happening. Somewhere on the site are the murderers who may be behind this latest spate of killings. Somewhere in the forefront, troubleshooting for the Emperor is Falco, without an ally and now next on the list for assassination.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099515180
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis has written over twenty historical novels, beginning with The Course of Honour. Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. After an English degree at Oxford University Lindsey joined the Civil Service, but became a professional author in 1989. Her books are translated into many languages and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many prizes include the Premio Colosseo, awarded by the Mayor of Rome ‘for enhancing the image of Rome’, the Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective and the Crimewriters’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.

For more information, please visit www.lindseydavis.co.uk.

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Praise for A Body In The Bath House

“Queen of the humorous crime romp is Lindsey Davis... the adventures of the likable Falco on foreign soil are fertile ground for laughs and thrills.”

Guardian

“This book is a delight for Falco fans and will strike a chord with anyone who has endured builders in their home.”

Sunday Telegraph

“Davis conjures up the ancient world with confidence, and contrives a plot as interesting as the best of modern crime fiction.”

Times Literary Supplement

“Queen of the humorous crime romp is Lindsey Davis... the adventures of the likable Falco on foreign soil are fertile ground for laughs and thrills.”

Guardian


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