Un cadáver en los baños (Marcus Didius Falco #13)
This is one of my favorite series. The main characters (Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina) are in fact, one of my all time favorite couples, so it's always great to read a book that features them.I feel like i know them for more than a decade now. :)
The banter and witty comments that the characters exchange, were as always a pleasure to read.
It would however be a greater pleasure of mine, if this series would once again start being translated to portuguese...oh, how i miss thee!! ...more
Hace unos años leí La plata de Britania, la primera de veinte dedicada a las pesquisas del detective romano Didio Falco y ya entonces tuve problemas. Me despistaba. No ...more
'A Body in the Bathhouse' is a proof to that little theory of mine - the plot is only mildly interesting (although it is better than in last couple of preceding volumes) and if forced to depend on its own merits, it is a rather unremarkable boo ...more
Marcus Didius Falco, once a common informer, now middle class, discovers that newly acquired rank brings associated problems, the most gruesome of which is a corpse buried under the tiles of his new bath house. The contractors have fled to Britain where, as the Fates have it, Falco is ordered. A local chief and ally of the Romans is having a Palace built by Emperor Vespasian. However the project is running late, work is slipshod, and fatal accidents keep happening. Somewhere on the site
The story opens with Falco uncovering a decaying body in the bathhouse he is having built at his new family residence in Rome. He believes that the bathhouse builders are the perpetrators and have run off to Britain, a place Falco hates. Fortunately or unfortunately the Emperor Vespasian asks h ...more
Really funny, well paced, and historically accurate with great details. Falco, the main character is witty without being overly quippy smarty toga. You have like a 'Man from Rome' who brings his wife, 2 small children, dog, nephews, lusty yet lazy Freedwoman and angry sister on a long trip by ship to the newly Romanized British Isles by order of the current Emperor. He and his wife make an interesting team and their relationship is healthy.
It is refreshing to fo ...more
After Falco discovers the titular body in his new bathhouse, he accepts an assignment from the emperor to investigate corruption at a huge building site in Britain. Falco suspects that his wretched bathhouse contractors might have absconded th ...more
I followed my friend and favorite detective Falco out of Ancient Rome to a construction site on a job commissioned by the emperor. The project is going no where and is hemorrhaging money. As he tries to unravel the problems of the project in a hostile environment, he uncovers a series of murders and finds himself in the crosshairs of the murderer or murderers.
In each Falco n ...more
I had fun reading this book. I appreciated the list of characters at the beginning o ...more
Set in ancient Rome and other classical locals, this book and the rest in the series follows Marcus Didius Falco as he accidentally solves murders, blackmails, scandals and robberies while trying to manage his household and his business.
Fun, light, not badly written, and right up my ally. Maybe yours, too. Who knows. There's no harm in reading something new.
Set in about 70 AD, a Roman investigator travels to Britain to find a murderer and also suss out any financial wrongdoing with a large construction site. He takes his family with him. This man is very cynical and flippant. Don't think I like the writing that well.