Alexandria by Lindsey Davis audiobook

Alexandria

By Lindsey Davis
Read by Christian Rodska

Blackstone Publishing

The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries: Book 19

11.26 Hours 1
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In first-century-AD Rome, during the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private "informer," often for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations with their wives, so in AD 77, Falco and his wife, Helena Justina, with others in tow, travel to Alexandria, Egypt. But they aren't there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings—when the librarian of the Great Library is found dead, under suspicious circumstances. Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, deadly professional rivalry, more bodies, and the lowest of the low—book thieves! As the bodies pile up, it's up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order to a disordered universe.

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Summary

In first-century-AD Rome, during the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private "informer," often for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations with their wives, so in AD 77, Falco and his wife, Helena Justina, with others in tow, travel to Alexandria, Egypt. But they aren't there long before Falco finds himself in the midst of nefarious doings—when the librarian of the Great Library is found dead, under suspicious circumstances.

Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, deadly professional rivalry, more bodies, and the lowest of the low—book thieves! As the bodies pile up, it's up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order to a disordered universe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The twisty plot with its various false leads and the author’s plausible depiction of ancient Alexandria make this one of the stronger entries in this solid historical series.” Publishers Weekly
“What makes Davis’ long-standing series so indelible is the expert blend of Falco’s wisecracking observations and crazy family life with some masterly suspense…The mystery is intricately plotted, the characters are well drawn, and Falco is as engaging a protagonist as ever, still tough but wiser and more reflective, too.” Library Journal
“The period detail is interesting; the characters, both main and secondary, are fully fleshed out.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Lindsey Davis

Author Bio: Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis is an English novelist of historical fiction and best known for her award-winning historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire, the acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series and the Flavia Albia series. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award and in 2011 the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for lifetime achievement. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, she read English at Oxford and worked for the civil service for thirteen years before becoming a writer.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English