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  • Published: 1 April 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099515050
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

The Silver Pigs

(Falco 1)




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

Discover one of the world's favourite detectives, as his first case leads him into conspiracy, murder and adventure ...

In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner Helena Justina, his law and order pal Petronius, and his indomitable Mother - who became some of the most celebrated characters in historical fiction.

Now reissued in a special new edition to celebrate publication of Falco's twentieth investigation, THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose ...

  • Pub date: 1 April 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099515050
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

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 The Silver Pigs

“Every book in this series is a delight … fans will snap it up, highly recommended Library Journal”

Library Journal

“Davis is a prolific and popular writer … Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening”

Hilary Mantel, Observer

“One of the best of the current writers in this field”

Donna Leon, The Times

“Surely the best historical detective in the business”

Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph

“The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace wit, fascinating scholarship … she brings imperial Rome to life”

Ellis Peters


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