A Body In The Bath House: (Falco 13)

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Random House, Apr 30, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series.

‘There’s nothing wrong with Britain ... that is if you leave out the mammoth travelling distance from one’s dear Roman heritage!’

AD 75. As a passion for home improvement sweeps through the Roman Empire, Falco struggles to deal with a pair of terrible bath-house contractors who have been causing him misery for months. Far away in Britain, King Togidubnus of the Atrebates tribe is planning his own makeover. His huge new residence (known to us as Fishbourne Palace) will be spectacular – but the sensational refurbishment is beset by ‘accidents’. The frugal Emperor Vespasian is paying for all this; he wants someone to investigate.

Falco has a new baby, a new house, and he hates Britain. But his feud with Anacrites the Chief Spy has now reached a dangerous level, so with his own pressing reasons to leave Rome in a hurry, he accepts the task. A thousand miles from home, he starts restoring order to the chaotic building site and realises that someone with murderous intentions is now after him...

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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

Falco gets sent to Britannia to investigate the holdup on a major construction site. Davis gets to comment on labour relations and ethnic tensions, as well as introducing the usual murder and family problems into the blend . Read full review

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User Review  - NickHowes - LibraryThing

Marcus Didius Falco, now middle class with a small country house, finds a body buried on his property, apparently left behind by the two contractors. This leads him to accept a task in Britain for ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lindsey Davis has written over twenty historical novels, beginning with The Course of Honour. 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. After an English degree at Oxford University Lindsey joined the Civil Service, but became a professional author in 1989. Her books are translated into many languages and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her many prizes include the Premio Colosseo, awarded by the Mayor of Rome ‘for enhancing the image of Rome’, the Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective and the Crimewriters’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.

For more information, please visit www.lindseydavis.co.uk.

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