The much loved, bestselling Falco series reissued with new jacket artwork
Nobody was poisoned at the dinner for the Society of Oliver Oil Producers of Baetica, though in retrospect this was quite a surprise...
Inimitable sleuth Marcus Didius Falco is back with a vengeance. On one night, a man is killed and Rome's Chief of Spies left for dead/ This leaves no one except Falco to conduct the investigation. Soon he is plunged into the fiercely competitive world of olive oil production. Political intrigue, an exotic Spanish dancer and impending fatherhood all add to Falco's troubles.
“The cast of characters is as various, corrupt, nasty and gnarled as the best of Dickens, described with similar scope and loving attention.”
Mail on Sunday
“Highly readable, funny and colourful.”
“With the passing of Ellis Peters, the title Queen of the Historical Whodunnit is temporarily vacant. Lindsey Davis is well suited to assume it - and she is funnier than Peters... Davis' books make olf Rome sound fun... it is all so enjoyable”