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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,587 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lindsey Davis Narrator: Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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In the heyday of the Roman Empire, a small accounting error has left Marcus Didius Falco sharing a cell with a large rat. But the Empire's most hard-done-by investigator is finally bailed out, and promptly accepts a commission to help a family of freed slaves fend off a professional bribe.... A third instalment of the Marcus Didius Falco mysteries set in first century Rome, starring Anton Lesser. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 2/20/2014

    " An early, entertaining Falco novel. Do check out at least the first few books in this series, they are quite entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gavin Meikle | 2/17/2014

    " I am a confirmed fan of Lindsey Davis's likeable Roman detective Falco. and going back to read on of the early books didn't disappoint. Her characters are beautifully drawn and set in such a vividly drawn historical context that you are instantly transported. I love the way she draws subtly draws amusing parallels with modern day society. The story was well plotted and kept me reading along at a gallop. Another excellent Marcus Didius Falco Novel. If you have never read these novels don't be put off by the historical context. Just read one and you will be hooked, particularly if you like mystery thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/23/2014

    " This series just gets better and better. Falco is hired by a family of freed slaves who thinks one of their members is being taken in by a gold digger who has a penchant for murdering her rich husbands. As usual, as Falco delves into his task, he finds much than meets the eye. Less than scrupulous landlords play center stage, and Helena finally makes an important decision regarding her relationship with Falco. I couldn't put this one down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scot | 1/18/2014

    " I've learned you can rely on Lindsey Davis for an entertaining and informative read, and this series never seems to disappoint. This is the third of the Falco historical mystery series; Falco is an "informer" for the Emperor in first century Rome. This one deals with the activities of a "black widow" gold digger, and is particularly instructive on class issues and tensions in that culture, and the options and social status of freedmen who were once slaves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 1/10/2014

    " A fun read - really all of his books are. Love they are set in the Roman times but still have such current themes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Mclaren | 1/2/2014

    " Another intriguing tale of Ancient Rome with Marcus Didius Falco, an informer who follows the trail of a professional bride and some unscrupulous landlords. As usual Falco finds himself in trouble plenty before he solves the various riddles and ties up loose ends. A great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenine | 11/21/2013

    " What a good one. The turbot, the house moving and house losing. It's one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talietha | 11/21/2013

    " Murder, Revenge, Corruption, Back-stabbing. Otherwise just another happy Roman family seeking the services of a PI. Who knows what that's for? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley Freeman | 2/27/2013

    " Another fun Marcus Didius Falco book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Hawes | 12/26/2012

    " The one with the professional bride, the dodgy landlord and the copper ring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 10/12/2012

    " This is getting back to the traditional "Who Dunnit?" like Silver Pigs. Davis blends mystery with those family moments of Falco's extremely well. The Turbo party was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 9/4/2012

    " Falco always makes me laugh, a complex mystery with a satisfying ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/10/2012

    " I am enjoying these dramatizations of the Lindsey Davis series. They bring the time period to life with great acting and sound effects. I think I would have enjoyed the great age of radio dramas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzie Robinson | 9/3/2011

    " Love the feisty & strong female lead in Helena, compliments the "rough diamond" that is Falco. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yana Kennedy | 6/2/2011

    " Another book I am 'reading' though audio books. The first few Lindsay Davis Falcos are dramatised I believe for the radio, it certainly adds something to the enjoyment. Please try them they really bring the characters to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 3/4/2011

    " Fun little mystery. I like her writing very much. I normally don't care for anachronisms in my historical fiction, but Davis is so subtle that it's completely inoffensive. Like an offhand comment from Falco about the unsuitability of a Gallic slave for work as a chef. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheIron Paw | 10/18/2010

    " This one is the best so far (of the 5 I've read)- but maybe that's because I found it the most romantic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirby | 9/10/2010

    " I love ancient detective Falco! He's a lovable character who always gets the job done while getting into all sorts of fixes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 6/15/2010

    " Like Davis' other books, you read this more for Falco than for the plot...however, this book was probably the most tightly plotted of the Falco books so far (probably because Falco didn't go wandering all over the Empire this time). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mari | 12/4/2009

    " As usual, Davis does it again in her almost modern conversational writing with a tale set during the early AD period. She leaves no Roman detail unturned in her historical whodunnit, and she's written such amazing characters!

    I am actually sad I finished! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 10/17/2009

    " I am enjoying these dramatizations of the Lindsey Davis series. They bring the time period to life with great acting and sound effects. I think I would have enjoyed the great age of radio dramas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 9/24/2009

    " Fun mystery. Davis' series is a bit like mind candy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nacho | 8/15/2009

    " La ambientación está lograda y el tono es ameno, pero la trama policiaca es más previsible que una aventura de los tres investigadores. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 6/11/2009

    " This is getting back to the traditional "Who Dunnit?" like Silver Pigs. Davis blends mystery with those family moments of Falco's extremely well. The Turbo party was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 5/14/2009

    " Fun little mystery. I like her writing very much. I normally don't care for anachronisms in my historical fiction, but Davis is so subtle that it's completely inoffensive. Like an offhand comment from Falco about the unsuitability of a Gallic slave for work as a chef.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/1/2009

    " The one with the professional bride, the dodgy landlord and the copper ring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 4/29/2009

    " An early, entertaining Falco novel. Do check out at least the first few books in this series, they are quite entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheIron | 1/4/2009

    " This one is the best so far (of the 5 I've read)- but maybe that's because I found it the most romantic. "

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About the Author
Author Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis is an English novelist best known for her award-winning historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. The acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series earned her the Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, and Alexandria made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is also the author of the acclaimed historical novels The Course of Honor and Rebels and Traitors. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the 2011 Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for lifetime achievement. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, she read English at Oxford and worked for the civil service for thirteen years before becoming a writer.