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The silver pigs

Lindsey Davis

The silver pigs

by Lindsey Davis

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previously pub., London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989.

StatementLindsey Davis.
The Physical Object
Pagination258p. ;
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21567536M
ISBN 100333659368
OCLC/WorldCa39182103

I borrowed this book on CD from the library some few years ago now and since then have read all the other books in the Falco series and bought them all in hard copy (this was before I joined Audible). I remembered enjoying The Silver Pigs and wanted to reread it as it had been the reason for my going on to read the rest of the series.   Her series of books, The Silver Pigs being the first, is just so addictive - didn't want to put it down. It's a very easy read, very well written, humorous but rather well researched. OK so it's not a Mary Beard type academic book but Ms. Davies never sets out to make it so - it is a fictional GumShoe/Colombo type story with added interesting /5().

The 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 frequently inconvenient drive for justice/5(4). Get this from a library! The silver pigs: a novel. [Lindsey Davis] -- Marius Falco is a private detective operating in ancient Rome. When he rescues beautiful Sosia Camillina from pursuing thugs in the Forum, he is drawn into a hunt for silver ingots being smuggled.

Buy The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 11 editions - starting at $ Shop now.4/5(1). THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose.


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The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.4/5. The Silver Pigs Plot Summary Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman ‘informer’ in 70AD, is standing in the Forum one very hot day, aiming to become a classic gumshoe in the Ancient World genre of mystery fiction.

Falco is given the job of discovering where the silver is being stolen from and who lies behind the plot. His worst fears come to pas - the source of the trouble lies in a bleak, wet, far-flung province of the empire. Worse still, he is also given the job of escorting a senator's daughter to Britain, the snooty Helena.

The Silver Pigs Book Summary and Study Guide. Lindsey Davis Booklist Lindsey Davis Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Silver Pigs; Marcus Didius Falco is an informer (private investigator) with a slightly sleezy reputation but a strong sense of justice.

So when he helps rescue a beautiful young girl from a pair of thugs and. Falco finds out that Sosia, the niece of a highly placed senator, holds the secret to a stockpile of silver pigs, ingots intended for no good use. Hoping for future favors from Sosia's powerful uncle, Falco embarks on an intricate case of smuggling, murder, and /5(60).

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The Silver Pigs is the first book in this highly entertaining book series. In the Silver Pigs, the author introduces the reader to Marcus Didius Falco, a 70 AD detective whose main job is to follow around young philandering wives of exceedingly rich husbands.

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The characters are developed gradually throughout the series. So to retain the continuity it is important to read the books in order/5(58). The silver pigs: a Marcus Didius Falco mysterySt. Martin's Press in English - St. Martin's Paperbacks ed. Falco rescues the niece of a senator from a kidnapping attempt, is attracted by both her innocence and the secret she keeps regarding a silver.

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During The Silver Pigs, Helena Justina, a senator's daughter, reluctantly falls in love with Falco, and this relationship is the bedrock of the subsequent 20 books in the series.

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