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Rome, AD 71. Marcus Didius Falco is desperate to leave the notorious Lautumiae prison—though being bailed out by his mother is a slight indignity.

Things go from bad to worse when a group of nouveau riche ex-slaves hire him to outwit a fortune-hunting redhead, whose husbands have a habit of dying accidentally, leaving him up against a female contortionist, her extra-friendly snake, indigestible cakes, and rent racketeers. All the while Falco tries to lure Helena Justina to live with him, a dangerous proposition given the notorious instability of Roman real estate. In a case of murder as complicated as he ever faced, Falco is at his very finest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Another redolent dip into corruption in Vespasian’s Rome…original and delightful.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “An irresistible package of history, mystery, and fast-moving action, all punctuated by a sense of humor that few writers can match.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Davis’ ancient Rome is a rambling, weird, wonderful invention that at times resembles something from the broadest kind of farce…Falco is a treasure, and Davis is a genuine master of the smart-ass one-liner. What’s more, she helpfully begins this third Falco novel with a listing of the good guys and bad guys. Of course, no one said the list was exactly accurate.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Period details, humor, and Falco’s modern sensibility add up to another sterling performance from Davis.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Falco’s good-humored but intelligent narration provides a fascinating and authentic re-creation of a Rome bustling with activity…A wonderful escape.”

    Library Journal

  • “Intriguing characters abound in this skillfully written, Chandleresque mystery that gives readers a peek at the seamy side of life in first-century Rome.”

    School Library Journal

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