By Lindsey Davis
AD75. Marcus Didius Falco, as soon as a typical informer, now center type, discovers that newly got rank brings linked difficulties, the main ugly of that's a corpse buried lower than the tiles of his new bathtub residence. The contractors have fled to Britain whence, because the Fates have it, Falco is ordered. a neighborhood leader and best friend of the Romans is having a Palace equipped by way of the Emperor Vespasian. but the undertaking is operating past due, paintings is slipshod, and deadly injuries preserve occurring. someplace on web site are the murderers who could be at the back of this newest spate of killings. someplace within the leading edge, trouble-shooting for the Emperor is Falco, with out an best friend and now subsequent at the checklist for assassination.
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Smart chap. Just the same, I don't believe his evidence is rock-ribbed, because his job was to see guests in and out of the main entrance in proper style hand them their hats and so on so he couldn't have been giving his undivided attention to Mr Jeudwine's door. But we can't make much headway along that line until we know the approximate — — -27- time of the approve, That's killing. ' Vachell paused and still my lit another cigarette. Armitage was frowning. 'Nothing much so clipped off the end.
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A Body in the Bathhouse (Marcus Didius Falco, Book 15) by Lindsey Davis