Ode To A Banker: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel

Paperback | March 2, 2009

byLindsey Davis

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Ode to a Banker is the twelfth book in Lindsey Davis' bestselling Falco series.

In the long, hot Roman Summer of AD74, 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 event 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 the Chrysippus scriptorium implicates him in a gruesome literary murder so when Petronius Longus, the over-worked vigiles enquiry chief, commissions him to investigate, Falco is foced to accept.

     Lindsey Davis' twelfth novel wittily explores Roman publishing and banking, taking us from the jealousies of authorship and the mire of patronage, to the darker financial world, where default can have fatal consequences.

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Ode to a Banker is the twelfth book in Lindsey Davis' bestselling Falco series.In the long, hot Roman Summer of AD74, 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 event is taken over by Aurelius Chrysippus, a wealthy Greek banker and patron t...

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“Davis’s writing zings with fun.” — Daily Mail

LINDSEY DAVIS has written nineteen novels, beginning with The Course of Honour, the love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. Her books...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.75 × 5.09 × 0.94 inPublished:March 2, 2009Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099515172

ISBN - 13:9780099515173

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ode to a Banker Absolutely brilliant as usual from Lindsey Davis in the continuing life of Marcus Didious Falco and his family.
Date published: 2015-01-06

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“Davis’s writing zings with fun.” — Daily Mail