See Delphi and Die
One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series.
‘Marcus, you must help me!’
Stunned by a dramatic appeal from his otherwise cool mother-in-law, Falco cannot resist. His brother-in-law has been diverted from his route to Athens University by a man whose newly married daughter disappeared, with her husband, while visiting the Olympic Games as part...more
Expect a tale more meandering than the usual, as Falco travels around the Greek countryside chasing philosophers and their students, as well as visiting the Olympic games.
Be aware that while it's not necessary to read the books in order, it certainly helps; Falco's family life has evolved throughout the series, and play a big part in describing daily lives and plot points.
Assaph Mehr, author of Murder In Abse ...more
The characters also felt modern and a little too stiff. But I liked that they all had purpose and it wasn't just a character parade. I was going to go with 3 stars, but I think I just talked myself into 2. ...more
In this story, Falco's brother-in-law Aulus has disappeared while studying in Greece, and he ...more
The story appears to ramble, with a lot of touristing about and recitations by Helen Justina about history and mythology, but ...more
The mystery in this one was easy to solve, almost right from the beginning, but the atmosphere, the usual banter between the characters and my own nostalgia for this series made it an enjoyable read - nothing more but also nothing less.
Our intrepid Roman gum-sandaled protagonist Marcus Didius Falco and his wife and partner in crime-solving Helena Justina travel to Greece to join a package tour group where the unexplained death of a member of the party mirrors that of another suspicious death three years earlier. Both young women, both belonging to the same tour company and both occurring in Olympia. In this entertaining jaunt Falco is accompanied by some of his extended family (plus Nux the dog), who provide ...more
Prompted by familial commitments, Falco and entourage visit all the sites that one might expect to visit during first century Greece - Olympia, Corinth, Delphi, Athens - in search of a killer who had been preying on young women who were also travelling. Venturing into the world of 'budget travels and tours', we discover not only the identity of the kil ...more
Anyone who hasn't enjoyed a Falco novel is missing a lot. Start with the first and work your way through. You'll be amazed at the history you'll learn and how much fun a Roman investigator can be. ...more