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Publication Order of Marcus Didius Falco Books

The Silver Pigs (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows in Bronze (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Venus in Copper (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iron Hand of Mars (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poseidon's Gold (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Act in Palmyra (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time to Depart (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dying Light in Corduba (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Hands in the Fountain (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two for the Lions (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Virgin Too Many (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ode to a Banker (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Body in the Bathhouse (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jupiter Myth (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Accusers (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scandal Takes a Holiday (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
See Delphi and Die (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saturnalia (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alexandria (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Marcus Didius Falco Non-Fiction Books

Falco: The Official Companion (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Flavia Albia Mystery Books

The Ides of April (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemies at Home (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spook Who Spoke Again (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Election (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Graveyard of the Hesperides (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Nero (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pandora's Boy (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invitation to Die (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Capitol Death (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grove of the Caesars (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Comedy of Terrors (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desperate Undertaking (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Legacy (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Course of Honour (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebels and Traitors (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master and God (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Cruel Fate (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vesuvius by Night (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

There Are Good Ships (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Detection Collection(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Pleasures(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Love Letter to Europe(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lindsey Davis is an English novel writer who is best known as the author of the Falco series; a series of historical crime stories. She was in the year 1949 in Birmingham city and later joined Oxford University for a degree in English literature. After graduating, she became a civil servant. She decided to leave the civil servant after thirteen years of working. This was due to the fact that her romantic novel she had written was a runner up for the 1985 Georgette Heyer Historical Novel prize and henceforth decided to become a writer.

Awards and Nominations

Lindsey Davis Has received quite a number of wards and nominations. She was short listed for the Georgette Heyer prize on two unpublished works. In the year 1989, she was a winner of the author’s club prize for the best first novel for the silver pigs. In 1995, she was a winner of the crime writers association for being the author who had given most pleasure in the Dagger, the library novel. In 1999, she became the winner of the first Ellis Peters historical daggered which was awarded by the crime writers association. In 2000, Lindsey Davis was a winner of the Sherlock award for the best comic detective. She was awarded premio colosseo by the city of Rome. In 2011, she became the winner of the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the crime writers association. She was also a winner in the year 2013 for the first Barcelona history Novel Prize.


His first two novels in the Falco series include:

The silver pigs

It is an historical novel set in Rome and Britannia during AD 70, after the regime of four emperors. It is the first novel in the series which introduces the main characters as well as establishes relationships which continue and grow throughout the series. In the series, Falco stumbles upon a conspiracy in the trading of silver ingots (pigs), but not before it takes away the life of a young girl known as Sosia Camillina whom he meets and gets obsessed with. Falco is hired by the girl’s uncle who is a senator to find out who murdered her. Falco takes a boat to Britain where he meets a lady a way out of his class. She is called Helena Justina and is a daughter of the senator who hired him. Generally, they spend much of time together with lots of arguments, denial and misunderstanding but eventually fall in love. Eventually, Falco sorts out the case and has to bring the culprits to justice. However, justice seem not to find way when one of the culprits is a Domitian, the very rebellious own son of the emperor. One remains live for the other culprits and that person turns to be very close to Helena and her senator father. Eventually after a bloody, retribution is carried in climax; Falco is offered a chance to be raised to the upper middle class. In that class, he was allowed to marry Helena without bringing her family shame which is a thing he cannot manage. He returns to Vespasian to ask for a chance, he is told that in order for him to qualify to be added to the list of equestrian, he first needs to raise a four hundred sesterces himself to purchase land. Falco got dejected and returned to his dilapidated tenement in the Aventine hill. He finds Helena waiting for him. Helena promises to wait for him for a long as it could take.

Shadows in bronze

This is the second novel in Falco series. In this novel, Marcus Falco with a group of the Praetorian Guard which is under the captaincy of Julius Frontinus is seen disposing decomposing corpse. Having been guilty of the treason against the emperor, Falco knows how paramount secrecy is since he was a victim of a discreet execution.

Falco is involved with the tidying up of the conspiracy and emptying of the traitor’s house in his position as an imperial agent. Falco together with Anacrites arrive at the palace to report to the emperor, the emperor afterwards wishes to destroy any evidence which his son is schemed.

A freedman burst in to inform the emperor that the temple is on fire. Anacrites is sent to find Barnabas, a freedman who has been following Falco around. Falco is sent to investigate the arson attach. He later discovers that cirtius who had been summoned to Rome to account for his role in the plot had already been killed in the fire that broke. When he returns to the place, he is informed that Anacrites was unable to locate Barnabas, Barnabas become the suspect in the arson death.

Falco is again sent to magna in the south to find Aulus who was a brother to Cirtius. He is in danger from Barnabas. He manages to track down Aulus and informs him about the death of his brother.

Falco travels to Bay and visits one estate of Caprenius Marcellus where he runs into Helena who is visiting her father in law.

Due to the passionate nature of their ox, Falco, Nero and Larius are arrested in Herculaneum. They are taken to see the magistrate known as Aemilus Rufus. It is here where they also meet Helena with her friend, sister to Rufu. Falco becomes a harp tutor to the sister.

Finally, Falco manages to track down Aufidius Crispus at the Villa Poppaea where the senator is hosting a sumptuous banquet to gain support for his future political plans. Once again Falco finds the traces of Barnabas but the freedman vanished. After several days of search, Falco manages to catch up with him only to find out that the freedman Barnabas is in fact the ex husband of Helena Justina, who is believed to be dead. It becomes clear that Marcellus expects the divorced couple to remarry.

Crispus and Pertinax flee imperial questioning on Crispus yacht. Crispus is killed when the yacht is rammed by a person ordered by Rufus. Pertinax succeeds to escape returning to Rome and attempts to force Helena to remarry him so that he can regain his money but is ticked and finally killed by Falco.

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One Response to “Lindsey Davis”

  1. Patricia Dangelmaier: 2 years ago

    Both my husband and myself love your books.


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