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Ode to a Banker

(2000)
(Book 12 in the Marcus Didius Falco series)
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In the long hot Roman summer of AD74, Marcus Didius Falco, private informer and spare time poet, gives a reading for his family and friends. Things get out of hand as usual. The event is taken over by Aurelius Chrysippus, a wealthy Greek banker and patron to a group of struggling writers, who offers to publish Falco's work - a golden opportunity that rapidly palls. A visit to the Chrysippus scriptorium implicates him in a gruesome literary murder so when Petronius Longus, the over-worked vigils enquiry chief, commissions him to investigate, Falco is forced to accept... Lindsey Davis' twelfth Falco novel wittily explores Roman publishing and banking, two fields with striking contemporary resonance and rich sources of satire. The trail leads from the jealousies of authorship and the mire of patronage, to the darker financial world, where default can have fatal c! onsequences . . .

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"A rollicking narrative . . . this sees its award-winning author in excellent form." - Frances Fyfield

"A witty satire of publishing and banking with striking contemporary resonace . . . hot, noisy, smelly and full of unforgettable characters." - Maxim Jakubowski


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Hardback Editions

July 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ode to a Banker
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-89296-740-4 / 978-0-89296-740-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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February 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ode to a Banker
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-7531-6416-7 / 978-0-7531-6416-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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June 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ode To A Banker
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-7126-8034-9 / 978-0-7126-8034-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ode To A Banker: (Falco 12)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-09-951517-2 / 978-0-09-951517-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ode to a Banker (A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-446-67906-2 / 978-0-446-67906-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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November 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ode to a Banker
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-7531-6417-5 / 978-0-7531-6417-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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June 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ode To A Banker: (Falco 12)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-09-929820-1 / 978-0-09-929820-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ode to a Banker (The Falco series)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-7126-7029-7 / 978-0-7126-7029-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: CENTURY
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June 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ode To A Banker
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 0-7126-6957-4 / 978-0-7126-6957-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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2000 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Ode to a Banker [Large Print]
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 1-74030-329-6 / 978-1-74030-329-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Press
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ode to a Banker (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 12) (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 1-5047-2701-0 / 978-1-5047-2701-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ode to a Banker: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 1-5047-2699-5 / 978-1-5047-2699-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Ode to a Banker (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 12) (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 1-5047-2700-2 / 978-1-5047-2700-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ode to a Banker: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 12
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ode to a Banker: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 12
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ode to a Banker: Falco, Book 12
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ode to a Banker: Falco, Book 12
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Audible Studios
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2000 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Ode to a Banker
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN: 1-84197-157-X / 978-1-84197-157-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ode To A Banker: (Falco 12)
Author(s): Lindsey Davis
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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