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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,112 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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Sharing a ewer of Spanish red with his old friend and new partner Petronius Longus, Marcus Didius Falco is on the spot when a man cleaning the local fountain makes a gruesome discovery: a human hand that suggests its owner met a terrifying fate. Naturally, Falco and Petro, formerly of the Vigiles, want to seize on it as their first big case. The officials of Rome, however, prefer to hush up the incident, since a population that riots at the drop of a toga might run wild if body parts are polluting their drinking water.

Soon other delicate, dismembered hands are being found in Rome’s two hundred miles of aqueduct. Falco and his partner suspect a serial killer is at large, linked to public festivals, and likely to strike again at the upcoming Roman Games. Even a detective as astute as Falco may not spot a twisted mind in a crowd of 250,000. And if Falco loses this race with time, another pretty victim will make a deadly splash.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bizarre, funny, and satisfying.”

    Irish Times (Dublin)

  • “Uniquely entertaining.”

    Time Out

  • “Once again, Davis weaves an intricate, irreverent plot filled with wittily imagined characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans of the Falco series won’t be disappointed. Those new to the series are sure to be hooked.”


  • “Filled with scintillating suspense, laugh-out-loud humor, devilishly clever plotting, and a cast of wonderfully eccentric characters…[this novel] is among the best.”


  • “Davis vividly describes life during the period, but the story is never overwhelmed by historical detail…A riveting, suspenseful, witty read with lots of historical flavor.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The evocation of ancient Rome almost street by street should prove a treasure to readers interested in the era.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peter Macinnis | 2/15/2014

    " An excellent romp, set in Vespasian's time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandra aka Sleo | 1/10/2014

    " Typical Lindsey Davis. A murder mystery in Rome with delightful characters, good suspense. All in all good tale telling. The narrator is excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terry | 1/6/2014

    " petronius' short lived partnership with falco, serial killer that only strikes during the games and cornella flaccida (what's in a name) head of a disreputable family! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen Waldburger Mathe | 12/22/2013

    " I love touring around ancient Rome and Falco cracks me up. This was a lot of fun. "

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