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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Recorded Books (1997)
  • ASIN: B002XNY2EM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,574,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lindsey Davis has written nearly thirty novels, beginning with The Course of Honour, the love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. There are twenty books in 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. Following her major standalone, Master and God, a new series featuring Flavia Albia, Falco's adopted daughter, is now under way, complemented by a digital novella, The Spook Who Spoke Again. She has also written books set in the English Civil War, Rebels and Traitors and A Cruel Fate (a Quickread). Her books are translated into many languages and serialised on BBC Radio 4. Past Chair of the Crimewriters' Association and The Society of Authors, and a Vice President of the Classical Association, she has won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective, plus international awards such as the Premio Colosseo 'For enhancing the image of Rome'. She lives in the Midlands where she grew up.

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AN unabriged audio book,13 cassettes,running time almost 19 hours

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By jj00@dial.pipex.com on 21 Feb. 2001
Format: Paperback
I find it difficult to understand why other reviewers were disappointed by this book. To my mind, it is one of Lindsey's best (and yes, I have read them all). Apart from anything else, it has the most memorable plot - one of comparatively few genuine whodunnits in the Falco series - and the locations are spot on. Visit places like Petra and Palmyra today, and you can just picture Falco going about his investigation. Difficult to fault!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Mar. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Falco has been asked by Thalia to try and find one of her employees who has disappeared. Fortunately he can combine the search with a commission from the Emperor Vespasian so he decides to combine business with pleasure and take Helena with him. After finding a dead body at the top of a hill at a shrine, Falco and Helena have to move on hurriedly and a priest, Musa, goes with them. They join forces with a travelling theatre group and Falco acquires the job of tracking down the murderer who was one of the group.

I am enjoying reading this interesting series. I love the wry humour of the writing and the characters of Falco and Helena. In fact all the characters in the books are well drawn and first century life is vividly and evocatively described. I find the historical detail fascinating and I can almost believe I am there with the characters when I'm reading.

If you like your mysteries set in an historical background then there are few authors who write as well as Lindsey Davis in my opinion. This book is the number six in the series of twenty which started with `The Silver Pigs' they can be read in any order but it is preferable to read them in the order in which they were published in order to track the development of the series characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blanche Buchanan on 2 Sept. 2014
Format: Paperback
I am having such fun reading my way through this series. I came upon Lindsey Davis when reading her new series about Falco's daughter and what a pleasure it was to find that there was 20 other novels to read featuring her Pa and the wonderful Helena.
My husband and I are great travellers and have seen Roman remains all around the (Roman) world including the spectacular Palmyra. One now weeps for the Syrian people and hope that dear old Palmyra tucked away in dessert is safe from all the current destructive horrors of war.
This also touches on fabulous Nabitian city of Petra and gives us an insight into the life of travelling players (ref Shakespeare Wallah!)
I find these books really bring Rome to life and since starting to read the series have visited the (OK they are Etruscan) tombs at Tarquinia and found I recognised in those wonderful frescos so many things mentioned in these books.
I so look forward to reading the rest of the series and have a whole group of friends and neighbours who are ready and waiting for the next book, practically hammering down my door before I have turned the last page!
If you have not discovered this author buy Silver Pigs, learn something of Roman Britain and enjoy the ride!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Johnson on 24 Jun. 2010
Format: Paperback
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Well to have got this far in the Falco series I have read The Course of Honour, The Silver Pigs, Shadows in Bronze, Venus in Copper, The Iron Hand of Mars, Poseidon's Gold, and now Last Act in Palmyra. Would I have read all these books if I did not thoroughly enjoy them?

Marcus Didius Falco really is an awfully nice chap. And his up-market girlfriend Helena Justina is hugely sensible. Lindsey Davis writes the stories very well and with a lot of humour. She writes very efficiently. Every character who is introduced is there for a reason. I read a lot and find this series set in ancient Rome very refreshing, instead of a setting during the twentieth century as seems to be normal for fiction written today.

I am so glad my friend Margaret Jenkins recomended the Falco series to me because I have now a friend for life. Yes, read them in the right order as the stories do follow one after the other, and the realationships between the characters develop as time goes by, but go back and read them again, you will enjoy them just as much the second time round. I would give Falco ten stars if I could.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leela Attfield on 26 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed this sixth Falco novel. I read it far too quickly - I wanted it to make it last longer, and my husband is sensibly taking it at a more leisurely pace now. This one is set in what we now call the Middle East, starting in Petra and proceeding north to the Decapolis towns, and as we have been there we particularly enjoyed the atmosphere and rich descriptive scenes. Lindsey Davies always makes you feel you are there. I ordered the seventh book at once - Time to Depart - and found to my delight that it begins on the way back to Rome only days after Last Act in Palmyra finishes, so I felt that I had hardly been away from my friends Marcus and Helena.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Feb. 1999
Format: Paperback
The Falco series are characterised by smooth plotting, finely drawn characters and genuine wit. This particular novel is probably the weakest of the series. The murderer's motive is weak, the detection process laboured and the denouement contrived. The book is saved by the characters of Falco and Helena and Falco's pungent wit which somehow avoids anachronisms which one finds in similar attempts at 'historic' humour. I particularly enjoyed the encounter with the christians. Well worth a read but not one of her best.
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