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  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455135
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

See Delphi And Die

(Falco 17)


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A family mystery and missing newlyweds in Lindsey Davis' seventeenth novel in the bestselling Marcus Didius Falco series

With safe seas, good roads, a common currency, and lots of interesting conquered territory, the Romans naturally invented tourism. They believed in a life of leisure - fine for those who could afford it - and some would set off on their travels for maybe five years at a time. As these ancient culture vultures descended on the sights, the tour guide was born to cater to their needs ...

'Marcus, you must help me!' Stunned by a dramatic appeal from his otherwise cool mother-in-law, Falco cannot resist. His brother-in-law, Aulus, has been diverted from his route to Athens university by a man whose newly married daughter disappeared, with her husband, while visiting the Olympic Games as part of an extended wedding trip. Suspecting a classic cover-up, Aulus enrols Falco's help in solving the case. And of course his mother-in-law hopes to hurry her son along to university by passing the case over to Falco.

Joining the rest of the married couple's tour group on the remains of their Grand Tour, Falco and Helena seize the opportunity to interview the owner/manager of 'Seven Sights Travel', as well as the other guests. Seemingly not getting very far, they can at least make the most of the splendid sights; but finally, on reaching Delphi, Falco and Helena unravel the mystery of the bride and groom ...

  • Pub date: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455135
  • 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 See Delphi And Die

“Modern, exciting and plausible”

Sunday Times

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

Times Literary Supplement

“Well-paced, with clever twists to keep the reader guessing ... this instalment shows that the quality of Lindsey Davis's writing is still high”

Times Literary Supplement

“Like visiting old friends in a familiar and endearing, if sometimes bizarre, environment. Jokes and skulduggery crowd the pages”

Guardian

“Evocative ... Reassuringly modern ... It is little wonder that so many find it pleasant and undemanding to go on holiday with this version of Philip Marlowe in a toga”

Times Literary Supplement


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