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The Jupiter Myth by Lindsey Davis

The Jupiter Myth (2002)

by Lindsey Davis

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Series: Marcus Didius Falco (14)

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The Jupiter Myth is book 14 in the Marcus Didius Falco series. Marcus and family are still in Britain (see book 13, A Body in the Bathhouse), although they are now in Londinium. Personally, I enjoyed all the snarks and predictions about this early version of London.

There's a spin-off series about his daughter, Flavia Albia (The Ides of April ,
Enemies At Home, Deadly Election, The Graveyard of the Hesperides, and
The Third Nero
), all grown up and following in his footsteps. This is the book in which she is introduced. See the beginning of chapter X for her first appearance as a nameless scavenger. She's back again near the end of the chapter. She shows what stuff she's made of early in chapter XI. We get her name (just Albia then) a few pages later. Albia displays her temper in chapter XVIII. She does something foolish in chapter XXI, but we don't find out just how wrong it went until chapter XLV. We see her again in chapter XXIII. ( )
  JalenV | Sep 20, 2017 |
A direct follow-on from Body in the Bath House. Falco and his family are still in Britain, and he becomes involved investigating the murder of an important Briton. This all becomes tied into mob activity trying to muscle in on the local businesses. Petro also gets involved in the action, which is a welcome return to form in the series.
( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
Another Falco historic whodunnit, this one set in Roman London. Lovely.
Read Mar 2005 ( )
  mbmackay | Nov 30, 2015 |
Marcus Didius Falco remains in Britain on what is supposed to be a vacation before returning home to Rome with his family. But something comes up...a British man of interest to an important ally is drowned in a well and Falco is detailed to find out who did it. Naturally, it turns out to be very complicated and exceedingly dangerous. Falco is a tough private eye in ancient Rome who lives and works among the seedy of the empire. Davis does her usual superlative job of presenting a believable view of street life, one that seems quite convincing, given the crazy antics of their rulers that did make it to the history books. This time, the focus is Londinium of the 1st Century, capitol of Roman Britain. Lots of fun and so much historical content, you'll look forward to rereading the book in a couple years. ( )
  NickHowes | Oct 14, 2015 |
witty & charming. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
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To Ginny, Who deserves it.
Now look here; you had better not expect half a page of sentimental guff. If you are a treasure and an inspiration and a dear friend who has suffered a year of stress, I shall certainly not say so. This is a British dedication, after all!
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'It depends what we mean by civilisation', the procurator mused.
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Even the impetuous Helena Justina was an advocate of traditional family councils. However, every Roman matron knows that domestic councils were devised by out foremothers purely so the views of the matron of a household may prevail.

I just went along with it. I knew how to be a patriarchal Roman male. (chapter XLV)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446692972, Paperback)

The latest book in the popular Marcus Didius Falco series - a classic noir tale of gangsters, gladiators, and romance.

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While visiting his wife's relatives in Britain, Roman sleuth Marcus Didius Falco confronts a diplomatic crisis when the body of King Togidubnus is found stuffed down a barroom well.

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