Scandal Takes a Holiday (Marcus Didius Falco #16)
In the wealthy town of Ostia, our hero Falco appears to be enjoying a relaxing holiday. But when his girlfriend, Helena, arrives carrying a batch of old copies of theDaily Gazette- with the intention of catching up on the latest scandal - Falco is forced to admit to Petronius his real reasons for being there...
'Infamia', the pen name of the scribe who writes the gossip co...more
As an “informer”—a private detective—Marcus Didius Falco has an insider’s knowledge of the Empire’s less than glorious side. He’s also been in the middle of its most dangerous secrets more than once. So when he’s hired to find notorious gossip “scribe” Infamia, Marcus figures the missing muckraker is either taking advantage of a vacation bribe from some wealthy wife—or resting up from injuries inflicted by some senator’s henchmen. But instead of earning an easy fee, Marcus soon finds him
This particular plot contains a few highly unlikely t...more
This one takes place in Ostia > Rome's port to the rest of the world. The search for the missing scribe was a bit dull, but the case of characters and strange info discovered through this search was interesting.
The plot dragged some, but the writing of Lindsey Davis is superb. W...more
This isn't the best Falco novel, but it is an enjoyable romp and a pleasing mystery.
Thoroughly enjoying this story so far. I'm on side six at present. This version is on audio tape and there are twenty sides. I can recommend Jamie Glover as a reader - an interesting voice to listen to.