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Alexandria

(2009)
(Book 19 in the Marcus Didius Falco series)
A novel by

 
For Marcus Didius Falco, agent to the Emperor Vespasian, Alexandria holds fascination and a hint of fear. Beautiful, historic and famously unruly, the great cosmopolitan city wears Roman rule lightly. While his wife, Helena Justina, wants to see the Lighthouse and the Pyramids, Falco has a mission at the Great Library that soon turns out to involve much more than stock-taking its innumerable scrolls. A mysterious death in the world-famous library bring him into immediate conflict with the darker side of academic life. With forensic science in its infancy, even an illegal autopsy fails to find real answers.To solve the crime for the Roman Prefect - if indeed it is a crime - Falco will have to draw on his own doggedness and intuition, at first supported only by Helena's commonsense and the loyal backup of her brother Aulus, who goes under cover as a student among the in-fighting academics. The philosophers lust after fame and fortune so ruthlessly there is soon another terrifying death, this time at the royal zoo. At the same time, his original innocent mission is overshadowed by the machinations of his Uncle Fulvius, who is living in Alexandria with his partner Cassius for obscure reasons. Their involvement in local affairs already seems shady when they are joined by their crony, Falco's father, Geminus, a man well known for disreputable business practices. If the irrepressible Pa has had any hand in what has gone wrong at the Library, Falco knows he stands no chance...

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-312-37901-3 / 978-0-312-37901-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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February 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Alexandria (Falco 19)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 1-84605-287-4 / 978-1-84605-287-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: Alexandria: (Falco 19)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-09-954792-9 / 978-0-09-954792-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-312-65023-X / 978-0-312-65023-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Alexandria: (Falco 19)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-09-951562-8 / 978-0-09-951562-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Alexandria: (Falco 19)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 1-84605-288-2 / 978-1-84605-288-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

April 2010 : UK Audio CD
Title: Falco: Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 1-4084-2771-0 / 978-1-4084-2771-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: Alexandria: Marcus Didius Falco, Book 19
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-7927-5959-1 / 978-0-7927-5959-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-7927-6465-X / 978-0-7927-6465-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries Book 19)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   

February 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Alexandria: (Falco 19)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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