Having returned from his trip to Britain, Falco takes up employment with Africanus and Italicus, preparing an affidavit for the trial of a senator. The prosecution is successful but a month later the senator is dead, apparently by suicide.
Having returned from his trip to Londinium, Falco takes up employment with Paccius Africanus and Silius Italicus, two lawyers at the top of their trade. For the trial of a senator they need Falco to make an affidavit confirming repayment of a loan. Having been out of the country and starved of Forum gossip for some time, Falco has little interest in this trial, so he makes his deposition and then leaves. The prosecution are successful and a large financial judgement is made, but one month later the senator is dead, apparently by suicide. The heirs are now in a situation of not having to pay up, and the prosecutor Silius Italicus suddenly decides to seek out Falco. With a little coercion, Falco joins the prosecution in seeking to persuade a magistrate to instigate a new trial against Metellus' son. Blinded by the vision of rich pickings to be gained by the prosecution, Falco temporarily forgets that, if they fail, the financial penalties leveled against the informers who brought the case are potentially enormous. A pure delight, with Davis's unique blend of wit and humour brilliantly immersing us in the marvels of ancient Roman life
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"A pure delight, with Davis's unique blend of wit and humour brilliantly immersing us in the marvels of ancient Roman life" Good Book Guide 20040719 "Cheerful and informal cynicism in a solemnly detailed classical setting" Times Literary Supplement 20040719 "Queen of the humorous crime romp is Lindsey Davis" Guardian
About Lindsey Davis
Lindsey Davis has written over twenty historical novels, beginning with The Course of Honour.Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. After an English degree at Oxford University, Lindsey joined the Civil Service but became a professional author in 1989. Her books are translated into many languages and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many prizes include the Premio Colosseo, awarded by the mayor of Rome 'for enhancing the image of Rome', the Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective and the Crimewriters' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.She was born in Birmingham but now lives in Greenwich, London. Her most recent books are Master and God followed by The Ides of April.
The Accusers: (Falco 15) by Lindsey Davis
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