Three Hands in the Fountain (Marcus Didius Falco Series #9)

Three Hands in the Fountain (Marcus Didius Falco Series #9)

by Lindsey Davis
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Three Hands in the Fountain (Marcus Didius Falco Series #9) by Lindsey Davis

In vino, veritas. But in the water supply of Rome, horroras Marcus Didius Falco is about to find out. Sharing an ewer of Spanish red with his old friend and new partner Petronius Longus, Falco is on the spot when a man cleaning the local fountain makes a gruesome discovery: a human hand. Small and evidently female, the hand suggests its owner met a terrifying fate. Naturally, Falco and Petro, formerly of the Vigiles, want to seize on it as their first big case. The officials of Rome, however, prefer to hush up the incident, since a population that riots at the drop of a toga might run wild if body parts are polluting their drinking water. Soon other delicate, dismembered hands are being found in Rome's two hundred miles of aqueduct. Now aided, inspired, and given critical clues by his wife, Helena, Falco & Partner are ready to buck the status quo and even butt heads with Falco's old boss, Chief Spy Anacrites, to crack the case. But O, Hades! The duo suspects a serial killer is at large, linked topublic festivals, and likely to strike again at the upcoming Roman Games. Even a detective as astute as Falco may not spot a twisted mind in a crowd of 250,000. And if Falco loses this race with time, another pretty victim will make a deadly splash...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892966912
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/1999
Series: Marcus Didius Falco Series , #9
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Christian Rodska has worked in theaters all over the United Kingdom and in the West End, and he has recorded hundreds of radio plays and poetry programs. Over the last thirty years he has worked regularly in television, from early programs such as Follyfoot and Doomwatch, to Taggart, Sharpe, and Wycliffe. He has recorded over one hundred audiobooks and has won several awards.

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I've always enjoyed this series and Ms. Davis hasn't disappointed me with this book. While the villanous acts are somewhat darker than her previous Falco mysteries, we're treated to a side of her hero and his wacky entourage that we've never encountered before. Namely, Falco & Helena as parents. The oily spy Anacrates seems to be making time with Falco's mom so, who knows what will become of that liason. Falco's family just gets seedier & seedier, much to his dismay. More fun in ancient Rome than the edicts allow!