Venus in Copper: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel

Paperback | April 1, 2008

byLindsey Davis

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Venus in Copper is the third book in Lindsey Davis' bestselling Falco series. 

  'Rats are always bigger than you expect...'

     Marcus Didius Falco, ancient Rome's hangdog investigator, hates sharing a cell with a rodent -- though being bailed by his old mother is almost as embarassing. His highborn girlfriend can't decide if she wants him and Titus Caesar's reward for past services is a wet fish. Hoping for a better life, or at least a better apartment, he takes on new clients.

     On the elegant slopes of the Pincian Hill, three nouveaux riches freedmen with two flashy wives are under siege by a clever redhead. Severina Zotica has a foul-mouthed parrot, an odd connection with a snake dancer -- and a very suspicious past. As he pursues this flame-haired fortune-hunter, Falco finds himself beset by violent rent-racketeers, poisoners, and women without consciences who have dangerous designs on him.

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Venus in Copper is the third book in Lindsey Davis' bestselling Falco series.   'Rats are always bigger than you expect...'     Marcus Didius Falco, ancient Rome's hangdog investigator, hates sharing a cell with a rodent -- though being bailed by his old mother is almost as embarassing. His highborn girlfriend can't decide if she wants...

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“Rats are always bigger than you expect.” Falco, ancient Rome’s hangdog investigator, hates sharing a cell with a rodent, though being bailed by his mother is almost as bad. His highborn girlfriend can’t decide if she wants him. And Titus Caesar’s reward for past services is a wet fish. Hoping for better things, he takes on new clients...

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:320 pages, 7.78 × 5.08 × 0.81 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099515075

ISBN - 13:9780099515074

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• "As always, Davis wears her research lightly, bringing Ancient Rome to vivid life in a series of delicious vignettes." --Manchester Evening News