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Released January 1, 1989
ISBN 9780283998423

£450.00

Discover one of the world's favourite detectives, as his first case leads him into conspiracy, murder and adventure ...


In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner Helena Justina, his law and order pal Petronius, and his indomitable Mother - who became some of the most celebrated characters in historical fiction.


THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose ...

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to bottom of spine and several light impressions along bottoms of boards. In fine unclipped dust jacket. A review copy, includes both the publisher's letter to the reviewer, and the reviewer's typed review with edits.


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Lindsey Davis

Historical novelist Lindsey Davis is best known for her novels set in Ancient Rome, including the much-loved Marcus Didius Falco series, although she has also written about the English Civil War, including in 2014 A Cruel Fate, a book for the Quick Reads literacy initiative. Her examination of the paranoid reign of the roman emperor Domitian began with Master and God, a standalone novel, leading to her new series about Flavia Albia, set in that dark period.

Her books are translated and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many awards include the Premio Colosseo (from the city of Rome) and the Crime Writers' Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. Most recently she was the inaugural winner of the Barcino (Barcelona) International Historical Novel Prize.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to bottom of spine and several light impressions along bottoms of boards. In fine unclipped dust jacket. A review copy, includes both the publisher's letter to the reviewer, and the reviewer's typed review with edits.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.