About the book
In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner Helena Justina, his law and order pal Petronius, and his indomitable Mother – who became some of the most celebrated characters in historical fiction.
Now reissued in a special new edition to celebrate publication of Falco’s twentieth investigation, THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator’s daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose …
Reviewed by Shipton Bellinger WI Reading Group:
The book was generally enjoyed by most of the group. We found it a very painless way to learn about ancient Rome. It stimulated discussion about the way of life in Vespasian’s Rome and we felt it was meticulously researched.
Star rating: ***