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  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455357
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Silver Pigs

(Falco 1)




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

The first novel in the Marcus Didius Falco detective series, exposing the criminal underbelly of ancient Rome...

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 ...

  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455357
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

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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