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In the long hot Roman a banker PDFEPUB #230 Summer of AD Marcus Didius Falco private informer and spare time poet gives a reading for his family and friends Things get out of hand as usual The eve. In another mystery relating to the art world Falco explores the trade in scrolls and playsExpect less plot twists that usual though Felix get emotional as it s his poetry on the line We get a behind the scenes look at the sweatshops of scribes copying scrolls gruesome murders naturally and a ground level but critical look at the stratified Roman society Since the publisher was also a financier we get a look at Rome s banking industryBe aware that while it s not necessary to read the books in order it certainly helps certainly so far into the series Assaph Mehr author of Murder In Absentia A story of Togas Daggers and Magic for lovers of Ancient Rome Murder Mysteries and Urban Fantasy

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Ode to a banker Marcus Didius Falco #12

Nt is taken over by Aurelius Chrysippus a wealthy Greek banker and patron to a group of struggling writers who offers to publish Falco's work a golden opportunity that rapidly palls A visit to Ode. What I want to know is where s the wedding Falco spent 9 books trying to elevate himself to the middle social rank specifically so that he could marry the senator s daughter Now he s wearing his gold ring and Helena Justina is expecting again but there s not the first mention of a wedding HumphAnyway this is another entertaining Falco book This time he s investigating the murder of a book publisherbanker which means the reader gets to hear a little about the Ancient Roman incarnations of those industries I imagine the author had some fun with this there s a strenuous disclaimer at the beginning The scroll shop of Aurelius Chrysippus in the Clivus Publicius bears no relation to my publishers who are models of editorial judgment prompt payment fair dealing strong marketing and lunch buyingI ve never really bought into the idea of Falco as a poet it doesn t seem to fit his character So I m glad that despite the ground covered in this book his poetry isn t given much attention than usualWhile there s nothing particularly outstanding about this series entry I always enjoy the books that are set in Rome not least because we get to spend some time with Falco s friend Lucius Petronius Longus and with Falco s indomitable familyThis is a rather slow moving series twelve books have covered only about 4 years of Falco s life There are eight further books already published and I m trying not to peek ahead for spoilers

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To Epubthe Chrysippusscriptorium implicates him in a gruesome literary murder so when Petronius Longus the over worked vigiles enuiry chief commissions him to investigate Falco is forced to accep. Another good read from this author


10 thoughts on “Ode to a banker Marcus Didius Falco #12

  1. says:

    Another good entry into the Marcus Didius Falco series In this entry Falco investigates the death of a book publisher as well as some bankers The lovely Helena continues to act as his second in command and helps resolve the case This series is a lot of fun highly recommended

  2. says:

    Marcus Didius Falco an informerdetective of ancient Rome has tricky case Who killed the scroll seller? He was so hated that nearly everyone was a suspectimage The reviewer gets Falco's name wrongThe wrong label he gave me in his introduction was about to stick So much for fame Your name becomes well known in some incorrect version I

  3. says:

    In another mystery relating to the art world Falco explores the trade in scrolls and playsExpect less plot twists that usual though Felix get emotional as it's his poetry on the line We get a behind the scenes look at the sweatshops of scrib

  4. says:

    Originally published on my blog here in August 2001Recent novels in Davis' Falco series have tended to select a particular area of Roman life on which to concentrate; One Virgin Too Many for example has several plot strands concerned with religious ritual In this novel it is the literary establishment which she satirises This makes

  5. says:

    Falco’s on form in this outing grappling with financiers patrons of the arts and writers – the first two being the same

  6. says:

    What I want to know is where's the wedding? Falco spent 9 books trying to elevate himself to the middle social rank specifically so

  7. says:

    One of Davis' best offerings in the Falco series One To A Banker combines all elements that mystery fans would definitely love; a se

  8. says:

    There were things I liked about this number in the series Petronius getting on with it the puppy the scriptorium and details around the publishing and writing world were great but the unrelenting hatred for Anacrites seems forced after so much has happened Also the ‘court room’ drama really wasn’t my thing But in all very good

  9. says:

    Another good read from this author

  10. says:

    Dead men wait Favorite line from this one