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10 thoughts on “Ode to a banker Marcus Didius Falco #12

  1. says:

    Another good entry into the Marcus Didius Falco series In this entry Falco investigates the death of a book publisher as well as some bankers The lovely Helena continues to act as his second in command and helps resolve the case This series is a lot of fun highly recommended

  2. says:

    Marcus Didius Falco an informerdetective of ancient Rome has tricky case Who killed the scroll seller He was so hated that nearly everyone was a suspectimage The reviewer gets Falco's name wrongThe wrong label he gave me in his introduction was about to stick So much for fame Your name becomes well known in some incorrect version I

  3. says:

    In another mystery relating to the art world Falco explores the trade in scrolls and playsExpect less plot twists that usual though Felix get emotional as it's his poetry on the line We get a behind the scenes look at the s

  4. says:

    Originally published on my blog here in August 2001Recent novels in Davis' Falco series have tended to select a particular area of Roman life on which to concentrate; One Virgin Too Many for example has several plot strands concerned with religious ritual In this novel it is the literary establishment which she satirises This makes for one of the funniest novels in the series as Davis works jokes about the clichés of

  5. says:

    Falco’s on form in this outing grappling with financiers patrons of the arts and writers – the first two being the same chap Davis reminds me that contempt for banker predates the collapse of 2008 as she brings her sharp wit to bear on an at times decidedly anachronistic tale of a wise cracking hard boiled loner Falco a little bit V I Warshawski than a little Sam Spade and for this outing a dash of Poirot

  6. says:

    What I want to know is where's the wedding Falco spent 9 books trying to elevate himself to the middle social rank specifically so

  7. says:

    One of Davis' best offerings in the Falco series One To A Banker combines all elements that mystery fans would definitely love; a sensational murder numerous suspects that all seem to be involved in some manner or another and a snarky world weary detective who reveals the true culprit of the murder in a manner not unlike Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot An exciting mystery that offers the usual fascinating wealth of information a

  8. says:

    There were things I liked about this number in the series Petronius getting on with it the puppy the scriptorium and details around the publishing and writing world were great but the unrelenting hatred for Anacrites seems forced after so much has happened Also the ‘court room’ drama really wasn’t my thing But in all very good

  9. says:

    Another good read from this author

  10. says:

    Dead men wait Favorite line from this one

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review Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Lindsey Davis

In the long hot Roman Summer of AD74 Marcus Didius Falco private informer and spare time poet gives a reading for his family and friends Things get out of hand as usual The event is take In another mystery relating to the art world Falco explores the trade in scrolls and playsExpect less plot twists that usual though Felix get emotional as it s his poetry on the line We get a behind the scenes look at the sweatshops of scribes copying scrolls gruesome murders naturally and a ground level but critical look at the stratified Roman society Since the publisher was also a financier we get a look at Rome s banking industryBe aware that while it s not necessary to read the books in order it certainly helps certainly so far into the series Assaph Mehr author of Murder In Absentia A story of Togas Daggers and Magic for lovers of Ancient Rome Murder Mysteries and Urban Fantasy

review Ode to a banker Marcus Didius Falco #12

Ode to a banker Marcus Didius Falco #12

N over by Aurelius Chrysippus a wealthy Greek banker and patron to a group of struggling writers who offers to publish Falco's work a golden opportunity that rapidly palls A visit to the Originally published on my blog here in August 2001Recent novels in Davis Falco series have tended to select a particular area of Roman life on which to concentrate One Virgin Too Many for example has several plot strands concerned with religious ritual In this novel it is the literary establishment which she satirises This makes for one of the funniest novels in the series as Davis works jokes about the clich s of today s publishing world critics and writers into her first century settingIt has already been established that Falco has aspirations as a poet and at the start of the novel he has been persuaded to join a friend in a public reading This brings him to the notice of a banker who runs a scriptorium a sweatshop of slaves copying manuscripts as a sideline When this man is eventually murdered Falco investigates This is an intricately plotted mystery as well as a humorous historical novel combining the two this successfully is a considerable achievement Ode to a Banker is one of the best novels in the series

review Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Lindsey Davis

Chrysippusscriptorium implicates him in a gruesome literary murder so when Petronius Longus the over worked vigiles enuiry chief commissions him to investigate Falco is forced to accept There were things I liked about this number in the series Petronius getting on with it the puppy the scriptorium and details around the publishing and writing world were great but the unrelenting hatred for Anacrites seems forced after so much has happened Also the court room drama really wasn t my thing But in all very good

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