Friday, July 16, 2010

Book #67: More Marcus Didius Falco

What can I say?  I love this series.  I really miss teaching ancient Rome too!

A Dying Light in Corduba (Marcus Didius Falco, #8)A Dying Light in Corduba by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was one of the best books in the series so far. An important imperial official, has asked Falco to investigate whether or not olive producers are attempting to form a cartel.  Anacrites, the Chief Spy, has been brutally beaten, and may be dying. Helena Justina is 8 months pregnant. All clues are in southern Hispania. Of course, Helena and Marcus head to Spain (via the sea, his least favorite mode of transportation) to investigate.  As usual, Falco encounters beautiful women, strong wine, more murder, and more than a few bumps, bruises, and lacerations.  Lindsey Davis continues to provide  good plotting and characterization, and at the same time, lots of authentic cultural and historical details. Another great read!

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