the fantastic family go forward this time with didio falcons adopted daugher solving the problem and making a life for herself in masochistic rome where only men are thought to have a brain ( but the women rule ) funny and sad love affairs and murders a plauge of death by a monster who poisions with needles a, charming but dangerouse man and strong willed lady detective fighting to make her living and her mark on the world of rome ... Lovely
If you haven't read the Falco books, then read them first. It's not that you need to know the background, it's that they are much better! Compared with the Falco books the characters are limited and flat. There is no one to compare with Helena or Petronius or Falco's many relatives. The plot is OK, but not really gripping. However - if, like me, you are a Falco fan and have read all the books and just want more, then this one is similar enough to be enjoyable. I liked it enough to want to give the next one a try.