Silver Pigs

Silver Pigs

A Novel

Book - 1989
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In ancient Rome, imperial spy Marcus Didius Falco unwittingly aids Sosia Camillina, a beautiful thief on the run from a band of backsliding authorities. In an attempt to out Sosia's pursuers, Falco turns to Helena Justina, a senator's daughter. However, when Helena reveals that she is in league with the quislings, Falco is thrust into an adventure spanning across the empire.
Publisher: London : Sidgwick & Jackson ; New York, N.Y. : Crown Publishers, 1989
ISBN: 9780517573631
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Dav


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Apr 05, 2018

I really enjoy Lindsey Davis's writing about the Roman Empire and after reading all the recent ones about Flavia Alba and her father Marcus Didius Falco , I have gone back to the beginning. Ticking them off my bucket list with relish. Wit, dry humour,a deepening mystery, a great insight into the class structure of Ancient Rome and a love story along the way.That The Silver Pigs, which was originally published in 1989, is still in print and available in other formats too says it all really.

Dec 02, 2014

Good will try to read the rest

cloudni9e Jul 03, 2012

First in the historical fiction series more about day to day life and the struggles of the average Roman.

Jun 27, 2011

Don't be put off due to the time period. She breaks you in gently, with a rapid plot that sucks you in. This book is hard to put down, and before you know it you're at the library taking out the next in the series!!

Feb 17, 2010

Delightful, wonderful, funny introduction to one of the best murder mystery series ever.

Be sure to read the series in order, if you decide to tackle it.

The characters are memorable, the plots convoluted, the setting vividly brought to life, without ever seeming to make a big deal about the historical context.

It all just flows effortlessly, amusingly, suspensefully.....


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Jun 23, 2008

One of the early 'Falco' myteries. I think the one in Britian


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