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  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455074
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

A Dying Light In Corduba

(Falco 8)




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.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455074
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

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 Dying Light In Corduba

“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 old Rome sound fun ... it is all so enjoyable”

The Times

“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.”

TLS

“Splendid ... mystery, pace and wit”

Ellis Peters

“Lindsey Davis doesn't merely make history come alive - she turns it into spanking entertainment, and wraps it around an intriguing mystery. She is incapable of writing a dull sentence”

Peter Lovesey

“Highly readable, funny and colourful”

Times Literary Supplement


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