Alexandria by Lindsey Davis
A Marcus Didius Falco Novel (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)

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In first century A.D. Rome, during the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private “informer,” often for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations with their wives, so in A.D. 77, Falco and his wife, Helena Justina, with others in tow, travel to Alexandria, Egypt. But they aren’t there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings—when the Librarian of the great library is found dead, under suspicious circumstances.

Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, deadly professional rivalry, more bodies and the lowest of the low—book thieves! As the bodies pile up, it’s up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order to a disordered universe.

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LINDSEY DAVIS is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of historical mysteries featuring Marcus Didius Falco. She lives in London.
Published May 12, 2009 by Minotaur Books. 292 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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This is not to say that you cannot read this book as a self-contained novel – you can, and I've read many of the Falco books out of order (and probably missed one or two, even now) but it's worth starting with The Silver Pigs and Venus in Copper, the first two books in the series, just to get a g...

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To welcome their guests, Fulvius and his partner throw a dinner party, and among the invited is the Librarian of the Great Library of the Alexandria Museion, a man who seems burdened. Not long afterward, Falco is summoned to a mysterious locked-door death at the library, and soon he is appoin...

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