Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

June Books 12) See Delphi and Die

12) See Delphi and Die, by Lindsey Davis

Latest (I think) in Davis' successful series of novels about Marcus Didius Falco, a private eye in ancient Rome (this book set in 76 AD). Generally good stuff here, as he and his glamorous wife tag up with a tour group going around Greece to try and solve a couple of unexplained deaths. Not totally convinced by the plotting and reslution, but enjoyed the ride and the scenery.

Presumably Davis is building up to a big shocker for the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD? I can't imagine her not wanting to tackle it. And she has killed off characters before, including in one case having our hero's brother-in-law mauled to death by lions in the arena after a misunderstanding with the local authorities.
Tags: bookblog 2006, writer: lindsey davis
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