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The Silver Pigs: A Novel


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ISBN 10: 0517573636 / ISBN 13: 9780517573631
Published by Crown Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989
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First American edition of THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK AND THE FIRST IN THE HIGHLY POPULAR SERIES set in Ancient Rome and featuring protagonist Marcus Didius Falco. A wonderfully entertaining series which now includes more than 10 titles; this debut book has quickly become one of the more eagerly sought after titles of the last decade or so. A near fine copy, touch of fade at the spine ends. In fine dust jacket with a hint of sunning rear bottom edge. Bookseller Inventory # F471

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Title: The Silver Pigs: A Novel

Publisher: Crown Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Yes

Edition: First

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Rome. AD 70. Private eye Marcus Didius Falco knows his way around the eternal city. He can handle the muggers, the police and most of the girls. But one fresh sixteen-year-old, Sosia Camillina, finds him a case no Roman should be getting his nose into. Some friends, Romans and countrymen are doing a highly profitable, if highly illegal, trade in silver ingots or pigs. For Falco it's the start of a murderous trail that leads far beyond the seven hills — to a godforsaken land called Britain, to Emperor Vespasian himself, and to Helena Justina – a lady leagues out of Falco’s class.

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Lindsey Davis' books manage to invoke a film noir atmosphere in Ancient Rome, which if you think about it is not so far from 1930s California -- a lot of sunshine on the surface with something much darker underneath. Her hero (and I use the term lightly) is Marcus Didius Falco, who becomes a private eye for the Emperor. In SILVER PIGS, the first book in the series, we are introduced to Falco's mother and the rest of his family -- along with a group of high-born Romans. Davis never loses the sense that we are in a very different time and place, but the personal relationships and situations that Falco gets himself into are timeless.

Amelia Zalcman: Director, Contracts Administration

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