The Silver Pigs

The Silver Pigs

Book - 1989
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The classic novel that introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently inconvenient drive for justice. When Marcus Didius Falco encounters the young and very pretty Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately that there is something amiss. When she confesses that she is fleeing for her life, Falco offers to help her and, in doing so, gets himself mixed up in a deadly plot involving stolen ingots, dangerous and dark political machinations, and, most hazardous of all, one Helena Justina—a brash, indomitable senator's daughter connected to the very traitors that Falco has sworn to expose.
Publisher: London : Sidgwick & Jackson ; New York : Crown, 1989
ISBN: 9780517573631
0517573636
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 24 cm

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jazpur
Apr 05, 2018

I really enjoy Lindsey Davis's writing about the Roman Empire and after reading all the recent ones about Flavia Alba and her father Marcus Didius Falco , I have gone back to the beginning. Ticking them off my bucket list with relish. Wit, dry humour,a deepening mystery, a great insight into the class structure of Ancient Rome and a love story along the way.That The Silver Pigs, which was originally published in 1989, is still in print and available in other formats too says it all really.

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TetinioToi
Dec 02, 2014

Good will try to read the rest

cloudni9e Jul 03, 2012

First in the historical fiction series more about day to day life and the struggles of the average Roman.

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Ixxor
Jun 27, 2011

Don't be put off due to the time period. She breaks you in gently, with a rapid plot that sucks you in. This book is hard to put down, and before you know it you're at the library taking out the next in the series!!

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AureliaReads
Feb 17, 2010

Delightful, wonderful, funny introduction to one of the best murder mystery series ever.

Be sure to read the series in order, if you decide to tackle it.

The characters are memorable, the plots convoluted, the setting vividly brought to life, without ever seeming to make a big deal about the historical context.

It all just flows effortlessly, amusingly, suspensefully.....

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bookherder
Jun 23, 2008

One of the early 'Falco' myteries. I think the one in Britian

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