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What the community says about The Silver Pigs
- "The Silver Pigs by Lindsay Davis is a great historical fiction mystery novel that was published in 1989. It has an interesting storyline that will make readers thirst for more! I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down when I started to read it so I would recommend this book to read as a great historical fiction mystery. "
- "If you are looking for a good book about Ancient Rome I wouldn't recommend this only because it is not Non-Fictional. It is a fiction book with a character and story in place. There are ties and references set in Ancient Rome, but it isn't a book that tells about history of Rome."
- "I'm a guy who loves series books. But I also love historical fiction - fiction that is as close to the real thing as I can get. I've read all of the Master and Commander series, Hornblower, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches to name a few. I like it exciting but drenched in details - details that don't bore me or slow me down. The words have to flow well. With those kinds of requirements, it's a bit hard to find series books that I can take serious and enjoy. Somehow or another, I stumbled across the Falco series on my Kindle app and I'll finish them all (even thought I'm on the third book). The series takes place in classical antiquity in the time of Vespasian/Titus's rule in Rome (time of the Caesars). Lindsey Davis does a fantastic job of bringing history to life in a very realistic and down to earth manner. While it takes the form of mystery with Falco as a detective ("informer" by Roman standards) who pursues various criminals and intrigues for citizens as well as the Emperor. In the opening books of the series, we are taken on a guided tour of Rome via the eyes of Falco as takes on a job for a beautiful young woman who ends of dying before he can complete his mission. Slowly the tapestry of lies and deceit begins to unfold as Falco has to travel all the way to savage Britain to solve his case and avenge the girls death."
- "I'm a sucker for historical fiction that combines different time periods and themes to create something more than the sum of its parts and I really love how this series combines noir and Roman history. Even more than the last book in the series I thoroughly enjoyed how deep that story goes and the twists and turns as Falco continues his investigation right through all the typical beats of its genre."