In the heyday of the Roman Empire, a small accounting error has left Marcus Didius Falco sharing a cell with a large rat. But the Empire's most hard-done-by investigator is finally bailed out, and promptly accepts a commission to help a family of freed slaves fend off a professional bribe.... A third instalment of the Marcus Didius Falco mysteries set in first century Rome, starring Anton Lesser.More
'Lindsay Davis's renowned thrillers are set in first-century Rome in the age of Titus Caesar. They are exciting, witty and written in a believable historical voice that happens to be as fast moving and attractively slangy as a modern American thriller. Her private eye, Marcus Didius Falco, is reminiscent of a Chandler anti-hero, wisecracking his way through the ups and downs of solving crimes, but his romance with the daughter of a Roman senator gives him a fuller sentimental aspect.
Venus in Copper, the third in the series, is made the more lively by this excellent Radio 4 dramatised production... Anton Lesser shows his extraordinary versatility as Falco, the narrator.' Christina Hardyment,
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