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eBook Poseidon's Gold: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery download ISBN: 0345380258
Author: Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Fawcett; 1st Edition edition (September 27, 1995)
Language: English
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Linsey Davis has written about 17 of the Didius Falco informer (dectective) stories. As a recent fan of the Falco series I was not disappointed by Poseidon's Gold.

Linsey Davis has written about 17 of the Didius Falco informer (dectective) stories. Unfortunately, the BBC has only done full cast dramatizations of the first 5 books. I find them a lot of fun because although the stories were abridged, you don't loose the spirit or essentials of the story. We get more background about Falco's departed brother and other background that makes the entire cast feel more like family. Easy to pick up, easy to set down, a relaxing way to be transported back to the days of ancient Rome through engaging writing.

Poseidon's Gold is an entertaining romp in the Lindsey Davis Didius Falco series. Lindsey Davis' Falco and Helena novels set in ancient Rome are unique and very enjoyable. The plot line moves at a brisk pace with a good amount of character development to keep the reader happily engaged.

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Marcus Didius Falco is the fictional central character and narrator in a series of historical mystery crime novels by Lindsey Davis. Using the concepts of modern detective stories (with Falco as the private investigator, roughly translated into the classical world as a delator or "private informer"), the novels portray the world of the Roman Empire under Vespasian. The tone is arch and satirical, but the historical setting is largely accurate.

Falco, Marcus Didius (Fictitious character), Private investigators. Books for People with Print Disabilities. New York : Crown Publishers. Internet Archive Books.

About the Book Lindsey Davis began writing about the Romans with The Course of Honour, which tells the . Lindsey davis series: Flavia Albia mystery.

About the Book Lindsey Davis began writing about the Romans with The Course of Honour, which tells the real-life love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. Her bestselling mystery.

Lindsey Davis was born and raised in Birmingham, England

Lindsey Davis was born and raised in Birmingham, England. After taking an English degree at Oxford and working for the civil service for thirteen years, she ran away to be a writer. Her internationally bestselling novels featuring ancient Roman detective Marcus Didius Falco include Venus in Copper, The Iron Hand of Mars,Nemesis and Alexandria.

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"GREAT STUFF...A classic hard-boiled, smart-mouth detective who happens to work in ancient Rome."--Molly Ivins Los Angeles Daily NewsAfter six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome. But his apartment has been ransacked. And although he desperately needs 400,000 sesterces in order to marry his aristocratic love, Helena, his only client is his mother, who insists that he find out whether the scandalous claims against his dead brother, Festus, are true.Then the chief tarnisher of Festus's good name is murdered, and Marcus becomes the prime suspect. Someone is definitely fiddling with the scales of justice. The more Marcus hunts for the thread that will lead him out of this doom-laden labyrinth of misery and mystery, the less his life is worth. Except, as seems likely, as a meal for the Emperor's hungry lions..."AN INTRIGUING TALE...COMPULSIVE READING."--Roanoke Times & World-News"A VIVIDLY REALIZED IMPERIAL ROME--NOISY, DENSE AND DANGEROUS."--Publishers Weekly
Comments: (7)
Grinin
I have read everything written by Lindsey Davies and am especially grateful for the Falco mysteries. The character and her books have open up a whole new world for me in Roman history and a way viewing the world. I first heard of Davies through a recommendation by Mike Duncan of the History of Rome podcasts. A listener sent in a recommendation for Davies' historical accuracy and superior writing. I quickly learned there was a whole library of mysteries ahead of me and the fact that i was reading them while listening to the History of Rome put both the novels and the history in contrast in a very real way. Most exciting was the fact that I had the opportunity to visit Rome while reading the series and trying to imagine myself in the heroes footsteps as I walked the Aventine hill and the Roman forum! I highly recommend the whole series!
Frostdefender
Fresh back from Germany, Falco lands in the middle of a family secret that threatens to bankrupt him or, worse, send him to the executioner or, even worse, cost him his girlfriend Helena Justina. In the process of this latest adventure, Falco has to come to terms with the last deeds and death of his brother, Festus, and we get a more in-depth introduction to the extended Didius family.

Although there are side trips to Ostia and Capua, the bulk of the action takes place in Rome as Falco tries to clear his brother's name and accounts and keep himself from the city strangler. Along the way we learn a lot about the world of art collecting and other home decorating, and celebrate Falco's 31st birthday and the anniversary of his first kiss with Helena. (After six books has it really been only a year?)

This book features many threads, all of which are (too?) neatly tied up by the end, in Davis' familiar witty style. It also inches forward the Falco/Helena relationship, with the by-now-expected hiccups and speed bumps, hope and heartbreak, that keeps us wondering what will finally overcome the by-now familiar obstacles: he needs 400,000 sesterces to qualify for the Equestrian (Knight) class; as a Knight he'd be only one rank below the Senatorial Helena Justina, so it wouldn't be too scandalous to her Senatorial family for him to marry her. Family approval is more or less there; the money isn't; even with the money, he needs the Emperor's power/approval as Censor to enroll him in the appropriate class. Vespasian has both offered him Knighthood, and turned him down when he learned why Falco wanted it, in "The Silver Pigs." This book offers both hope and heartbreak for Falco's ambitions.

Although individual scenes are entertaining, the pacing is a bit slow, and an Informer as talented as Falco should by rights have figured out many of puzzles far earlier. But where family is concerned we often have blind spots, so it's forgiveable.
Goldendragon
The continuation of Didius Markus Falco. I'm committed to reading the whole series. I have read the first few and the last bunch. The middle ones are getting rarer. Lindsey Davis has moved on to Falco's daughter as the subject of her new books. The detail of Roman life delivered in her English writing style is the best.
Ballardana
This is by far the funniest Falco I've read in the series. Here we are drenched in the characters that make up Marcus's family. They are humorous,irritating, and unforgettable. Like I said, it's as though Everybody Loves Raymond went back in time to Imperial Rome.
Zehaffy
Poseidon's Gold is an entertaining romp in the Lindsey Davis Didius Falco series. The plot line moves at a brisk pace with a good amount of character development to keep the reader happily engaged.
Siralune
Another enticing story of the greatest detective of ancient Rome! Lots of Falco's dry humor and a great chance to meet more of his interesting family.
Lilegha
Lindsey Davis' Falco and Helena novels set in ancient Rome are unique and very enjoyable
This is not the best of the five books dramatized and doesn't stand up well unless you have heard the prior 4 stories: "Silver Pigs","Shadows in Bronze", "Venus in Copper" and The "The Iron Hand of Mars." Like all fictional series, the characters grow and develop with each story.

Linsey Davis has written about 17 of the Didius Falco informer (dectective) stories. Unfortunately, the BBC has only done full cast dramatizations of the first 5 books. I find them a lot of fun because although the stories were abridged, you don't loose the spirit or essentials of the story. These stories give you a good feeling of what it must have been like to live in the Roman Empire in the time of the Emperor Vespasian (around 70 AD).