By Lindsey Davis
In first century A.D. Rome, through the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a personal “informer,” usually for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to flooring. yet even informers take holidays with their better halves, so in A.D. seventy seven, Falco and his spouse, Helena Justina, with others in tow, shuttle to Alexandria, Egypt. yet they aren’t there lengthy sooner than Falco reveals himself in the middle of nefarious doings—when the Librarian of the nice library is located lifeless, less than suspicious conditions.
Falco fast unearths himself at the path of dodgy doings, malfeasance, lethal expert contention, extra our bodies and the bottom of the low—book thieves! because the our bodies pile up, it’s as much as Falco to untangle this terrible mess and repair order to a disordered universe.
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Lucy wondered aloud. "French people with no choice do," Darley answered. A big lugger arrived from shore with some musicians in it, and they began to strike up, behind and to the left of where Arabella and Lucy's boat lay in the bobbing host. It was a small band, admittedly, and none too tuneful, but a band nonetheless. There was a fife, a fiddle, a cornet, and a snare drum. The players stood in their boat to perform--rather precariously, Arabella thought--and bowed after each of their ragged efforts.
They came up between two other boats, one larger and the other about the same size as their own. As more and more boats began to crowd around the ship, the smaller boats were forced together, where they ground and thudded dully against one another. The watermen were busy trying to keep their sturdy craft from ruin, and Arabella was so unsettled, she barely remembered to look at the ship. "Tide turned some while ago," the waterman said. "That'll make the difference. " And then, as though he'd said some magic words, the sea did begin to calm and in the span of half an hour grew almost placid.
Library Journal "This first entry in a new series is tightly knit and capably written. " --Kirkus Reviews "Wonderful... [T. F. " --The Vancouver Sun "THE THIEF-TAKER... marks the thrilling debut of Regency London police detective Morton. F. Banks The Thief-Taker To: Pat Dennis and Shirley Russell Acknowledgments Many people helped in the creation of the Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner, with their advice and their patient reading and re-reading of manuscripts in various stages of development.
Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries) by Lindsey Davis