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  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446457221
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

A Body In The Bath House

(Falco 13)




The latest Falco bestseller from CWA award-winning writer Lindsey Davis

AD75. As a passion for home improvement sweeps through the Roman Empire, Marcus Didius Falco struggles to deal with Gloccus and Cotta, a pair of terrible bath house contractors whose slow progress and bad workmanship have been causing him misery for months. They finally finish their contract, but leave Falco and his father with a ghastly smell from a hypocaust and some gruesome site debris. . . Far away in Britain, King Togidubnus of the Atrebates tribe is planning his own makeover. His huge new residence (known to us as Fishbourne Palace) will be spectacular - but the sensational refurbishment is behind time and over budget, its labour force is beset by 'accidents', corrupt practices are rife, and everyone loathes the project manager. The frugal Emperor Vespasian is paying for all this; he wants someone to investigate. Falco has a new baby, an new house, and he hates Britain. But his feud with Anacrites the Chief Spy has now reached a dangerous level, so with his own pressing reasons to leave Rome in a hurry, he accepts the task. A thousand miles from home, with only his family to support him, he starts restoring order to the chaotic building site. Then, while he searches the feuding workforce for Gloccus and Cotta, he realises that someone with murderous intentions is now after him . . .

  • Pub date: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446457221
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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 likeable 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”

Daily Telegraph

“A superb example … her witty and literate Falco novels are models of the genre”

The Times

“Wonderful, great fun all round”

Daily Telegraph


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