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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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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.
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  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
Another Falco historic whodunnit, this one set in Roman London. Lovely.
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  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 Lots of fun and so much historical content, you'll look forward to rereading the book in a couple years.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 |
witty & charming. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
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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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