Venus in Copper: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel by Lindsey DavisVenus in Copper: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel by Lindsey Davis

Venus in Copper: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel

byLindsey Davis

Paperback | April 1, 2008

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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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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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Title:Venus in Copper: A Marcus Didius Falco NovelFormat: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