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  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455319
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Scandal Takes A Holiday

(Falco 16)




One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series

One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series.

'This was a lonely place for anybody to be brought to die.'

In the wealthy town of Ostia, our hero Falco appears to be enjoying a relaxing holiday. But when his girlfriend, Helena, arrives carrying a batch of old copies of the Daily Gazette - with the intention of catching up on the latest scandal - Falco is forced to admit to Petronius his real reasons for being there.

'Infamia', the pen name of the scribe who writes the gossip column for the Daily Gazette, has gone missing. His fellow scribes have employed Falco to find him and bring him back from his lazy, drunken truancy. However, Falco suspects that there is more to his absence than there might first appear.

  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455319
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

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 Scandal Takes A Holiday

Modern, exciting and plausible

Sunday Times

As always, Davis weaves a plot full of humour, surprises and domestic irony

Times Literary Supplement

This is the sixteenth Falco novel, and they have built up a large following. It is not hard to see why. They are amiable and unpretentious ... The research that has gone into them allows the externals of Roman life to be presented in an evocative way. Yet the interior life of the characters remains reassuringly modern ... Philip Marlowe in a toga

Times Literary Supplement

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