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by | Read by Christian Rodska

Mystery & Suspense • 12.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

The bacchanalian festival of Saturnalia in ancient Rome provides the context for this mystery featuring the capable plebian sleuth Marcus Didius Falco. Several calamitous events precipitate Falco's latest investigation, starting with the escape of a beautiful barbarian priestess from house arrest and the beheading of a young man. With Falco's extended family and in-laws providing comic interludes, the mystery becomes more convoluted as our hero delves further into the clues. Christian Rodska manages a multitude of characters, developing his centurions, slaves, beggars, and ladies-in- waiting with distinction and contrast. He conveys the various social classes with ease and does a particularly competent job of projecting the ironic tone the story often demands. M.H.N. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7927-4926-4 $84.95 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4845-8 $94.95 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4902-8 $59.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7927-4959-2 $59.95

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