Last Act in Palmyra by Lindsey Davis audiobook

Last Act in Palmyra: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

By Lindsey Davis
Read by Simon Prebble

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780892966257

The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries: Book 6

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504656641

  • ISBN: 9781504656627

  • ISBN: 9781504656634

Runtime: 13.25 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Last Act in Palmyra is the sixth book in the bestselling Falco series by Lindsey Davis.

The spirit of adventure calls Marcus Didius Falco on a new spying mission for Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. He picks up extra fees from his old friend Thalia the snake dancer as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. With the chief spy Anacrites paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong.

A dangerous brush with the brother, the sinister ruler of Nabataean Petra, sends Falco and his girlfriend Helena on a hasty camel ride to Syria. They join a traveling theater group, which keeps losing members in non-accidental drownings. The bad acting and poor audiences are almost as bad as the desert and its scorpions—then as the killer hovers, Falco tries to write a play.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Splendid…mystery, pace and wit.” Ellis Peters, award-winning author of Death and the Joyful Woman
“Roman history and culture are nice accessories for the more durable tool that Davis employs—hilariously good writing.” Washington Post Book World
“If Travis McGee traveled in time back to treacherous, civilized Rome in AD 72, he might be something like Marcus Didius Falco…Readers get a history lesson they may wish they had had in high school, all the while being treated to a polished narrative.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Excellent historical fiction.” Library Journal
“An unusual angle and some spirited writing characterize Davis’ latest entry in her popular mystery series set in ancient Rome…A delightful adventure that’s charming, witty, intriguing, and clever.” Booklist

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Reviews

Author

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, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 13.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English