Falco on the Loose: Last Act in Palmyra/Time to Depart/ A


Falco on the Loose: Last Act in Palmyra/Time to Depart/ A Dying Light in Corduba Three of Lindsey Davis s most entertaining novels featuring Roman sleuth Marcus Didius Falco, in one volumeLast Act in Palmyra Falco takes up a new spying mission for the Emperor Vespasian, to the untamed East With the Chief Spy Anacrites paying his fare Falco knows anything might go wrong, and so his entanglement with a travelling theatre group and its fortunes comes as little surpriseTime to Depart Petronius Longus, Falco s oldest friend, has finally named Balbinus one of Rome s top criminals Under Roman law he is given time to depart into exile outside the Empire It is not long, however, before a new criminal ring moves into his territory and Falco and Petronius must investigateA Dying Light in Corduba ADRome When the Chief of Spies is left for dead there is no one except Falco to conduct the investigation Soon he is plunged into the fiercely competitive world of olive oil production and the political intrigue that goes with it



10 thoughts on “Falco on the Loose: Last Act in Palmyra/Time to Depart/ A Dying Light in Corduba

  1. says:

    Volumes 6 8 in the great Marcus Didius Falco series.This series is the perfect combination of noir detectives and ancient Rome for me I always loved ancient Rome since I first read Asterix and detective stories I devoured the series and it


  2. says:

    I quite liked these Falco PI stories, especially the theatrical troupe one But, by the end I think I ve had my fill of Roman gangsta tales Maybe there is something to be said for the single volume rather than a complete package.Toast


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About the Author: Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis, historical novelist, was born in Birmingham, England in 1949 Having taken a degree in English literature at Oxford University Lady Margaret Hall , she became a civil servant She left the civil service after 13 years, and when a romantic novel she had written was runner up for the 1985 Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize, she decided to become a writer, writing at first romantic serials for the UK women s magazine Woman s Realm.Her interest in history and archaeology led to her writing a historical novel about Vespasian and his lover Antonia Caenis The Course of Honour , for which she couldn t find a publisher She tried again, and her first novel featuring the Roman detective , Marcus Didius Falco, The Silver Pigs, set in the same time period and published in 1989, was the start of her runaway success as a writer of historical whodunnits A further nineteen Falco novels and Falco The Official Companion have followed, as well as The Course of Honour, which was finally published in 1998 Rebels and Traitors, set in the period of the English Civil War, was published in September 2009 Davis has won many literary awards, and was honorary president of the Classical Association from 1997 to 1998.


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