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Alexandria Read & Download Ç 4 Ó ❮Read❯ ➮ Alexandria ➲ Author Lindsey Davis – The new Falco novel finds Lindsey Davis’s First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina investigating crime in the famous city of AlexandriaFor Marcus Didius Falco agent The new Falco novTo involve much than stock taking its innumerable scrollsA mysterious death in the library brings him into conflict with the darker side of academic life With forensic science in its infancy even an illegal autopsy fails to find real answers To solve the crime for the Roman Prefect if indeed it is a crime Falco will have to draw on his own doggedness and intuition at first supported only by Helena’s commonsense and the loyal backup of her brother Aulus who goes undercover as a student among. Marcus Didius Falco is on a family holiday again; this time in Alexandria I say holiday but as usual things don't go entirely to plan It's not long before he gets involved in the murky world surrounding the famous library and it's somewhat isolated and eccentric staffI will say straightaway that the Falco books which are set away from Rome can be a little formulaic It can seem that the author changes the location to show off her latest research about a place or event and this has led on occasion to the story being something of an afterthought The same criticism can be made of this book The story is multi layered and uite complex as usual There is also a lot of detail about the city and especially the workings of the great libraryBut all that detail gets in the way of Falco and his family which lets face it is why we read the books in this series In this volume Falco is not uite his usual self He seems to have lost much of his humour and light touch and Helena plays a much smaller part than usual which is a shameThe cast of characters is as varied as usual but a little less rounded There are crimes misdemeanours and murders aplenty The tension between Roman authorities and the old order over which they are laid is dealt with well Indeed the very reason why Falco is investigating events is that the local officials are than happy to have an outsider causing potential ructions while they themselves can get on doing as little as possibleWhen Falco's father suddenly appears on the scene events gradually move a little too close to home Add to that the appearance of Thallia an exotic snake dancer and purveyor of circus animals who is an old acuaintance of Falco and Helena things start to get a bit out of hand And far confusingIt's an enjoyable read as usual but and I hesitate to say this there is perhaps too much going on; too many unlikely occurrences I know that the next volume will be the last in the Falco series and I wonder if this book has become too much of a setup for the denouement to come

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The in fighting academics The philosophers hunger after fame and fortune so ruthlessly there is soon another terrifying death this time at the royal zooIt so happens that his Uncle Fulvius is living in Alexandria with his partner Cassius Their involvement in local affairs already seems shady when they are joined by their crony Falco’s father Geminus a man well known for disreputable business practices If the irrepressible Pa has had a hand in events at the library Falco knows he stands no chance. Something different It has been awhile since I read a mystery but I have always enjoyed them working my way through Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle when I was still a child I was lured to read the work of Lindsey Davis by a review at Barnes and Noble Her work is set in ancient Rome and well researched I am always game for exotic locales and history The gumshoe of her novels is Marcus Didius Falco a Roman citizen and informer for the emperor Set in AD 77 there are a few discrepancies including the use of the curse «bloody» which I thought unlikely from a non Christian of the age as it is a abomination of By Our Lady; but since the detective spent time in Britain maybe it had evolved At any rate the story was interesting involving the famous library of Alexandria already at this date on the wane I thoroughly enjoyed the inclusion of a female hero Helena Falco’s wife who aids him in his investigation There are witty passages of familial complications an ageless device to break the plot This is a book worth reading for setting alone if you like that sort of thing

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AlexandriaThe new Falco novel finds Lindsey Davis’s First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina investigating crime in the famous city of AlexandriaFor Marcus Didius Falco agent to the Emperor Vespasian Alexandria holds fascination and a hint of fear Beautiful historic and famously unruly the great cosmopolitan city wears Roman rule lightly While his wife Helena Justina wants to see the Lighthouse and the Pyramids Falco has a mission at the Great Library that soon turns out. It is always a pleasure to go traipsing about the ancient Roman Empire with Marcus Didius Falco and his partner in life and detection Helena Justina This time we're all in Alexandria because Helena Justina wants to see the Great Pyramid of Giza before she gives birth to their third childOf course where Falco goes mysterious deaths seem to follow and so it is in Alexandria even in the halls of the Great Library In fact the first one to die is the librarian but not the last There seems a virtual epidemic of suspicious deaths in old Alexandria and Falco as the emperor's agent is expected to sort it all out hopefully without creating or exposing a scandalIn the midst of all this Falco's detested Papa shows up to consult with Uncle Fulvius with whom Falco and his entourage are ensconced for their visit Geminus' arrival confirms for Falco that something dodgy is afoot and it seems to involve the scrolls of the Great LibraryAs the body count rises in truly horrible fashion Falco sets about with his brother in law Aulus to solve the mysteries and stop the carnage and maybe to stop whatever illegal enterprise his father and uncle may be involved in For the long time reader of this series there can be no doubt that in the end they will be successfulLindsey Davis is a highly talented writer whose books are impeccably researched and who manages to impart a lot of information about the Roman Empire in the course of entertaining us Once you start reading one of her Falco books it is very hard to put it down and yet you want to prolong the pleasure for as long as possible It's always with a bittersweet regret that I turn that last page