Saturnalia by Lindsey Davis audiobook

Saturnalia: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel

By Lindsey Davis
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Blackstone Publishing

The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries: Book 18

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It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. The days are short, the nights are for wild parties. A general has captured a famous enemy of Rome and brings her home to adorn his triumph as a ritual sacrifice. The logistics go wrong: she acquires a mystery illness—then a young man is horrendously murdered and she escapes from house arrest. Marcus Didius Falco is pitted against his old rival, the chief spy Anacrites, in a race to find the fugitive before her presence angers the public and makes the government look stupid. Falco has other priorities, for Helena’s brother Justinus has also vanished, perhaps fatefully involved once more with the great lost love of his youth. Against the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule, the search seems impossible—and only Falco appears to notice that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets.

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Summary

Summary

It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. The days are short, the nights are for wild parties. A general has captured a famous enemy of Rome and brings her home to adorn his triumph as a ritual sacrifice. The logistics go wrong: she acquires a mystery illness—then a young man is horrendously murdered and she escapes from house arrest.

Marcus Didius Falco is pitted against his old rival, the chief spy Anacrites, in a race to find the fugitive before her presence angers the public and makes the government look stupid. Falco has other priorities, for Helena’s brother Justinus has also vanished, perhaps fatefully involved once more with the great lost love of his youth.

Against the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule, the search seems impossible—and only Falco appears to notice that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Davis has mastered the art of…blending humor with history.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Davis does her usual sound job of bringing first-century Rome to life.” Publishers Weekly
“Davis serves up a huge cast of characters and colorful descriptions of daily life in Saturnalia…Sure to please readers with an affinity for ancient history.” Booklist
“The latest entry in Davis’s long-running series boasts a straightforward mystery along with her usual double helping of historical detail.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Lindsey Davis

Author Bio: Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis is an English novelist of historical fiction and best known for her award-winning historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire, the acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series and the Flavia Albia series. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award and in 2011 the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for lifetime achievement. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, she read English at Oxford and worked for the civil service for thirteen years before becoming a writer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English