‘The Silver Pigs’ is the very first title in Lindsey Davis’ long list of bestselling Marcus Didius Falco novels. The witty, historically accurate series is set during the stewardship of the Emperor Vesapian in Ancient Rome. Engaging, very different from the usual ‘procedural’ and full of fascinating little nuggets of information, Falco’s adventures began with this novel, originally published in 1989.
Now you can enjoy the first Falco tale as an exciting BBC Drama adaptation on CD or MP3 audiobook, which is the perfect introduction to those embarking upon his adventures through the world of Roman crime for the first time.
‘The Silver Pigs’ begins in dramatic and bloody violence, when Falco meets Soisa Camillina, a beautiful young woman who is being pursued by a gang of thugs. He’s taken in by her charm and beauty, and his mind is made up – he’ll rescue this fair maiden. But what secrets does she know, and what is her connection to a hidden stash of silver ingots? And can he protect her against those who would rather she took her secrets to an early grave?
Starring Anton Lesser as Falco and Fritha Goodey as Helena Justina, this BBC drama is now available on CD and MP3 audiobook, transporting the listener back to the harsh and brutal world of Ancient Rome in superb clarity.