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3.00051453563159 out of 53.00051453563159 out of 53.00051453563159 out of 53.00051453563159 out of 53.00051453563159 out of 5 3.00 (3,887 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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The Silver Pigs is the classic novel that introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently inconvenient drive for justice.

When Marcus Didius Falco encounters the young and very pretty Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately that there is something amiss. When she confesses that she is fleeing for her life, Falco offers to help her and, in doing so, gets himself mixed up in a deadly plot involving stolen ingots, dangerous and dark political machinations, and, most hazardous of all, one Helena Justina—a brash, indomitable senator’s daughter connected to the very traitors that Falco has sworn to expose.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Rome of Davis’ imagination is licentious and entertaining.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “The intriguing premise of a detective story set in Imperial Rome in 70 AD is unpredictably fulfilled by Davis’ hero-gumshoe…Wisecracking in ancient idiom, Falco seems, nevertheless, a recognizably up-to-date young man, one whose honor, humor, and humanity work him quickly into readers’ affection. Davis’ story, though couched in period detail, rewards as much for deft handling of plot and depth of characterization as for its historicity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An entertaining newcomer to fictional detectives is introduced…Woven into Falco’s adventures are humor, romance, suspense, and clues for the discerning reader.”

    Library Journal

  • “The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace, wit, [and] fascinating scholarship.”

    Ellis Peters, Cartier Diamond Dagger Award–winning author

  • “One of the most original and endearing books since the first Flashman.”

    Time Out

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by anthony | 1/14/2014

    " Historical novel set in ancient Rome. Basically a mystery, but you'll get a perspective of what life was like - entertaining. One minor annoyance: British author using British idioms. Would a Roman really speak like Brit? I think not! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maureen | 1/5/2014

    " Loved this historical mystery, set in Rome at about 70 A.D. If you've ever wondered what it was like to be a slave working in a silver mine in Britain during the Roman occupation, this book will give you a grim picture. Most of the action is more inspiring and fun, but it's clear this author has done her historical research. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 1/3/2014

    " I have had the pleasure of meeting Lindsey 3 times. She is warm, funny and interesting to talk to. I love all her Falco books, they are very witty and entertaining. Plus I have learnt more about Rome and the Empire in her beautifully researched books than any other author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alison | 12/28/2013

    " I love this series - Lindsey Davis' light touch with her extensive research is a fabulous accomplishment . I have read them all but am working my way through them again having heard the author speak recently . She was extremely engaging about her work and rather funny - her humour reflected in Falcos sardonic and slightly cynical view of life. "

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