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3.00241837968561 out of 53.00241837968561 out of 53.00241837968561 out of 53.00241837968561 out of 53.00241837968561 out of 5 3.00 (827 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lindsey Davis Narrator: Christian Rodska Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Release Date:
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In first-century-AD Rome, during the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private “informer,” often for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations with their wives, so in AD 77, Falco and his wife, Helena Justina, with others in tow, travel to Alexandria, Egypt. But they aren’t there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings—when the librarian of the Great Library is found dead, under suspicious circumstances.

Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, deadly professional rivalry, more bodies, and the lowest of the low—book thieves! As the bodies pile up, it’s up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order to a disordered universe.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The twisty plot with its various false leads and the author’s plausible depiction of ancient Alexandria make this one of the stronger entries in this solid historical series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “What makes Davis’ long-standing series so indelible is the expert blend of Falco’s wisecracking observations and crazy family life with some masterly suspense…The mystery is intricately plotted, the characters are well drawn, and Falco is as engaging a protagonist as ever, still tough but wiser and more reflective, too.”

    Library Journal

  • “The period detail is interesting; the characters, both main and secondary, are fully fleshed out.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Isabel | 10/23/2016

    " Alexandria by Lindsey Davis is a great book looking forward to the next book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Al | 2/15/2014

    " I picked this up based on a list of "best" historical mysteries in a recent Wall Street Journal. Yes, there is quite a bit of interesting historical information here, but it's pretty fragmentary -- if you're really interested in learning something about ancient Alexandria, read the excellent "The Rise and Fall of Alexandria". If you're interested in a good detective story, look elsewhere. This is a silly compilation of lame deaths and murders, supposedly unified around the pending nomination of a new Alexandria librarian, and laced with various facts and guesses about life in ancient Alexandria. Written in the first person, in a conversational modern style, from the point of view of the detective (improbably named Marcus Didius Falco) the whole exercise has a false ring to it. Don't bother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frances Stiles | 2/15/2014

    " really enjoyed the historical parts an how she woven it togather with Mystery....awesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Siobhan | 2/5/2014

    " not among the best of this series. "

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