The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)

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One fine day in 70 AD, scruffy, working-class informer Marcus Didius Falco literally runs into a beautiful 16-year-old girl on the steps of the Forum. Sosia Camillina is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after rescuing her, Falco wants to find out why. It soon becomes clear that Sosia knows a dangerous secret about a stockpile of silver ingots—or "pigs"—and there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent her telling what she knows. Hoping for future favors from Sosia's rich, influential uncle, Falco embarks on an intricate case of smuggling, murder, and treason that reaches as far as the Emperor's palace, and beyond the seven hills of Rome. Soon, Falco finds himself in an inhospitable outpost of the Empire called Britain, where the weather is filthy, the natives restless, and the women angry. There he meets Helena Justina, a spirited aristocrat who becomes an important part of his life. But if he does not tread carefully, the treacherous puzzle of the silver pigs could be the death of him. . . Anton Lesser stars as Falco with Fritha Goodey as Helena Justina in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization of Lindsey Davis's first Falco novel.

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Lindsey Davis has written more than 20 historical novels, beginning with The Course of Honor. After an English degree at Oxford University Lindsey joined the Civil Service, and became a professional author in 1989. Her books are translated into many languages and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. Her 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.

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