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When Marcus Didius Falco a Roman informer who has a nose for trouble that's sharper than most encounters Sosia Camillina in the Forum he senses immediately all is not right with the pretty girl She confesses to him that she is fleeing for her life and Falco makes the rash decision to rescue her a decision he will come to regret For Sosia bears. The Silver Pigs is fun to read And if you re looking to read to relax there s no better praiseAs I mentioned in my comment the voice and tone reminded me of Glen Cook s Garrett PI series sans the fantasy element Even strongly I m reminded of a Roman Rockford Files which may be brilliantly illuminative to those of a certain age or who have a taste for 70s detective shows For the rest you can wiki it and then hunt down copies of the episodes which stream on NetflixBut I m digressingMarcus Didius Falco is an ex legionary current informer ie private investigator in the Rome of Vespasian AD 69 79 If you re looking for fast paced engaging and smartly written bedsideairplane reading then I can recommend this seriesFortunately my library has all but 3 of the 20 books Davis has written so far Though of course they wouldn t have 2 but my luck continues good as my alternate library has a copy which I ve duly ordered

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The Silver Pigs

A heavy burden as heavy as a pile of stolen Imperial ingots in fact Matters just get complicated when Falco meets Helena Justina a Senator's daughter who is connected to the very same traitors he has sworn to expose Soon Falco finds himself swept from the perilous back alleys of Ancient Rome to the silver mines of distant Britain and up against. Wow I really liked this It s very accessible you can enjoy it even if you don t know a thing about the history of Ancient Rome The author supplies historical details smoothly without lecturing the readerThe mystery itself wasn t especially gripping but the story was fast paced with truly likeable characters and great dialogue I started snickering at the dramatis personae and continued to be amused all the way through the bookThere are freuent oddly placed paragraph breaks which make the writing seem a little choppy at first but after a while I started to enjoy the narrative style I ve already ordered the next book in this series

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A cabal of traitors with blood on their hands and no compunction whatsoever to do away with a snooping plebe like FalcoThe Silver Pigs is Lindsey Davis' classic novel which introduced readers around the world to Marcus Didius Falco a private informer with a knack for trouble a tendency for bad luck and a freuently inconvenient drive for justic. When the girl came rushing up the steps I decided she was wearing far too many clothes Sam Spade Phillip Marlowe Mike Hammer Nope none other than Marcus Didius Falco the private investigator who is the creation of English author Lindsey Davis And The Silver Pigs is the first of 20 books she has written about the adventures of Falco set in 70 AD during the the beginning of the reign of Roman Emperor VespacianI always marvel at how well British authors can work with the Roman Empire as a setting as there are uite a few books and series set in Ancient Rome as I am also a huge fan of the Medicus series by Ruth Downie I admit I have not read the works of Steven Saylor from the US but hope to begin shortly Here Davis has begun a series about the first gumshoe as Marcus Didius Falco has left the military and has gone into this line of work as well as working as an informant when the need arises The plot in this book takes us from Rome to Britain and the Silver mines located there We have the attempted kidnapping of a 16 year old girl who becomes Falco s client along with murder and intrigue at the highest levels of Rome as well as a conspiracy to defraud the Roman government of uite a large amount of silver ingots thus the title of the book the Silver Pigs as pigs is another word for ingot It is uite a fun and fascinating book one that moves along at a very fast pace and provides us with a good plot a good mystery a good hero Falco and a beguiling heroine The dialogue is realistic and the history is spot in accurate If the remaining 19 books are anything like this one then it will be a wonderful series for one and all to read especially for those who enjoy history and detective novelsHighly enjoyed this book and give it a big thumbs up recommendation Solid effort for a first book in a series even though I could figure out some of the conspiracy and the conspirators before Falco but that is OK since he is the first private investigator and I have read many of these books than he has worked on cases Have fun with this book and series


10 thoughts on “The Silver Pigs

  1. says:

    Way back in early 2015 I read Lindsey Davis' The Ides of April I liked it and since it featured the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco I thought I would eventually get around to the original character The Silver Pigs is the first of many Falco novels that Davis wrote over a period of than 20 years I rarely think that an ent

  2. says:

    The Silver Pigs is fun to read And if you're looking to read to relax there's no better praiseAs I mentioned in my comment the voice and tone reminded me of Glen Cook's Garrett PI series sans the fantasy element Even strongly I'm reminded of a Roman Rockford Files which may be brilliantly illuminative to those of a cert

  3. says:

    'Now don't be worried' I reassured her 'Tell me how old are you?'She was sixteen O Jupiter'Married?''Do I look like a person who is married?'She looked like a person who soon should be Nope Not for me

  4. says:

    Wow I really liked this It's very accessible; you can enjoy it even if you don't know a thing about the history of Ancient Rome The author supplies historical details smoothly without lecturing the readerThe myster

  5. says:

    'Silver Pigs' begins at a run and it really doesn't let up Marcus Didius Falco a 70 AD Roman private informer whose usual jobs involve following young philandering wives for rich old husbands finds himself in the middle of a mystery of murder and mayhem involving important senators of high rank and even the Emperor Vespasian himselfThirty year old Falco has a large family and a mother but they all are grieving for Falco's brother

  6. says:

    Enjoyed the reread I always find new plot points or historical references that I've missed This time it was Vitellius and mushy peas

  7. says:

    This is the highly entertaining and enjoyable first novel in the series Marcus Didius Falco is a first century detective in Rome or as they are known there and then an informer This story starts in a hot day at the Rome Forum where Falco sigh

  8. says:

    “When the girl came rushing up the steps I decided she was wearing far too many clothes”Sam Spade? Phillip Marlowe? Mike Hammer? Nope none other than Marcus Didius Falco the private investigator who is the creation of English author Lindsey Davis And “The Silver Pigs” is the first of 20 books she has written about the adventures of Falco set in 70 AD during the the beginning of the reign of Roman Empero

  9. says:

    I like the MC in this series He is like your uncle who lives next door He is normal trying to do the best he canand he can be suckered into things I liked that I got to see detail about him I've read a few of these novels in this series and they all share some commonalities The author writes with a contemporary flaireven though this is Ancient Rome historical fiction That usually isn't something I like but she makes it work in her books I

  10. says:

    Oh where do I start? A private eye series set in ancient Rome This is the first one I won't add all the books individually there are I think 18 by now but it's set in Rome in 70AD the hero is Marcus Didius Falco a Roman 'informer' and his friends and his over the top family and his lady Helena Justina the senator's daughter way out of his league but that doesn't stop them lol and HER family They are my favourite ancient

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