Scandal Takes A Holiday: (Falco 16)

August 18, 2019 - Comment

This was a lonely place for anybody to be brought to die.’ 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 the Daily Gazette – with the intention of catching up on the latest scandal

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This was a lonely place for anybody to be brought to die.’ 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 the Daily 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 column for the Daily Gazette, has gone missing. His fellow scribes have employed Falco to find him and bring him back from his lazy, drunken truancy. However, Falco suspects that there is more to his absence than there might first appear.

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Anonymous says:

Not the strongest entry in the series, but entertaining nonetheless Marcus Didius Falco is one of those characters that you wish you had thought of, rather than leaving it to Lindsey Davis! Her series featuring the Roman informer has been very successful, and it is easy to see why. Each episode contains a self-contained mystery for our hero to solve, but it is Falco and his family who are the main ingredient. From the beginning, he was never a lone figure. Over time, his wife – the brilliant Helena Justina – and various members of his wider family have all…

Anonymous says:

Five Stars great reading as usual

Anonymous says:

Five Stars Lovely book good read will be reading it over and over

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