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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (7 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009951513X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099515135
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,056 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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"Non-stop action, excitements and astonishments - a real cracker" (The Good Book Guide)

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"Davis's writing zings with fun" (Daily Mail)

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One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Jun. 2008
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This is the seventh, and one of the most entertaining, in a series of excellent detective stories set in Vespasian's Roman Empire and featuring the informer Marcus Didius Falco. Informers in ancient Rome were something between a private detective and a government spy.

At the start of the book, in Autumn of 72 AD, Falco and his girlfriend Helena Justina have just arrived back in Rome after the mission to the middle east described in "Last Act in Palmyra" to find that Falco's friend Petro has finally managed to obtain the evidence required to get a prominent local crimelord sentenced to exile. They put the miscreant, the un-aptly named Balbinus Pius, on a boat at the Roman port of Ostia and hope to never see him again.

Also at the start of the book, Falco finds that Helena Justina is pregnant again, having miscarried their child in an earlier book. Falco wants to marry her, but to obtain the status to marry a senator's daughter he needs to obtain promotion from plebian rank (the lowest grade of freeborn Roman) to at least the equestrian (middle class) order, a promotion which Domitian Caesar has already refused.

But before he can get too concerned about this, people who were invovled in sending Balbinus into exile start turning up dead in suspiscious circumstances. Has he really gone - and can Falco and Petro find out who is killing the witnesses before he works round to them?

I initially tried this series because I had enjoyed the "Cadfael" mediaeval detective stories by Ellis Peters. Where Cadfael is excellent, Falco is brilliant.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Sept. 2006
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This is the seventh novel in the mystery series featuring Marcus Didius Falco, an informer and sleuth in Rome at the time of Vespasian. A series of books that have become hugely popular, so much so that the author is now at the forefront of historical mystery writers. It was probably a stroke of genius on her part to have novels that are extremely well researched and contain all the elements that would be and should be found in the Roman world of circa AD70, but to have a lead character who has the vocabulary of a present day New York cop. In this the seventh novel Falco and Helena Justina almost seem like long lost relations to the reader.

Time to Depart the title of this latest offering from Lindsey Davis is quite a poignant phrase. If a Roman citizen committed a crime they were not confined to prison but in the true sense of the words they were given time to depart from the Roman Empire and very few were ever allowed to return. Exile was considered to be the worst punishment possible for a Roman. Falco is on the quay at Ostia. "It is Time to Depart" for one of Rome's most famous criminals and Falco and his friend, Petronius are there to see that it actually happens.

In this book Lindsey Davis has allowed Falco to remain within the confines of his beloved Rome. Working with his oldest friend Petronius Longinus, Captain of the Aventine Watch. There has been an outbreak of robberies and murder in the city and Falco and Petro pool their resources to try to get to the bottom of them. At the same time Falco is looking for a new place to live for himself and Helena. He believes that in a few months time their old apartment will not be big enough for them
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By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Feb. 2008
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This is the seventh novel in the mystery series featuring Marcus Didius Falco, an informer and sleuth in Rome at the time of Vespasian. A series of books that have become hugely popular, so much so that the author is now at the forefront of historical mystery writers. It was probably a stroke of genius on her part to have novels that are extremely well researched and contain all the elements that would be and should be found in the Roman world of circa AD70, but to have a lead character who has the vocabulary of a present day New York cop. In this the seventh novel Falco and Helena Justina almost seem like long lost relations to the reader.

Time to Depart the title of this latest offering from Lindsey Davis is quite a poignant phrase. If a Roman citizen committed a crime they were not confined to prison but in the true sense of the words they were given time to depart from the Roman Empire and very few were ever allowed to return. Exile was considered to be the worst punishment possible for a Roman. Falco is on the quay at Ostia. "It is Time to Depart" for one of Rome's most famous criminals and Falco and his friend, Petronius are there to see that it actually happens.

In this book Lindsey Davis has allowed Falco to remain within the confines of his beloved Rome. Working with his oldest friend Petronius Longinus, Captain of the Aventine Watch. There has been an outbreak of robberies and murder in the city and Falco and Petro pool their resources to try to get to the bottom of them. At the same time Falco is looking for a new place to live for himself and Helena. He believes that in a few months time their old apartment will not be big enough for them
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