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Synopsis : Three Hands In The Fountain written by Lindsey Davis, published by Random House which was released on 2011-03-01. Download Three Hands In The Fountain Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. One of the Roman novels from the much-loved and bestselling historical fiction Falco series. -- One of the Roman novels from the much-loved and bestselling historical fiction Falco series. 'The fountain was not working. Nothing unusual in that...' Marcus Didius Falco and his laddish friend Petronius find their local fountain has been blocked- by a gruesomely severed human hand. Soon other body parts are being found in the aqueducts and sewers. Public panic overcomes official indifference, and the Aventine partners are commissioned to investigate. Women are bing abducted during festivals, with the next Games only days away. As the heat rises in the Circus Maximus, they face a race agaisnt time and a strong test of their friendship. They know the sadistic killer lurks somewhere on the festive streets of Rome- perparing to strike again.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-01 - Publisher: Random House
One of the Roman novels from the much-loved and bestselling historical fiction Falco series. 'The fountain was not working. Nothing unusual in that...' Marcus Didius Falco and his laddish friend Petronius find their local fountain has been blocked- by a gruesomely severed human hand. Soon other body parts are being found in the aqueducts and sewers. Public panic overcomes official indifference, and the Aventine partners are commissioned to investigate. Women are bing abducted during festivals, with the next Games only days away. As the heat rises in the Circus Maximus, they face a race agaisnt time and a strong test of their friendship. They know the sadistic killer lurks somewhere on the festive streets of Rome- perparing to strike again.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Verlag Antike
Eine erste Begegnung mit der Antike erfolgt fur viele Zeitgenossen nicht in einer Begegnung mit antiken Texten oder Resten, sondern mit modernen Kriminalromanen. Wie arbeiten ihre Autorinnen und Autoren? Was reizt Historiker an Antikenkrimis? Welche Gattungen und welche Traditionen gibt es? Und wie werden diese Traditionen in Literatur, Comic und Fantasy aufgenommen? Der von dem Erfurter Universitatsprasidenten Kai Brodersen herausgegebene Band vereinigt ein Dutzend Originalbeitrage: Texte und Reflexionen der bekannten Krimi-Autoren Malachy Hyde (Karola Hagemann und Ilka Stitz) und Hans Dieter Stover sowie Studien von Stefan Cramme, Dagmar Dappert, Jorg Fundling, Annette Korthaus, Thomas Kramer, Nick Lowe, Maria Rutenfranz, Markus Schroder und Wolfgang Will.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-30 - Publisher: Random House
One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. ‘There’s nothing wrong with Britain ... that is if you leave out the mammoth travelling distance from one’s dear Roman heritage!’ AD 75. As a passion for home improvement sweeps through the Roman Empire, Falco struggles to deal with a pair of terrible bath-house contractors who have been causing him misery for months. Far away in Britain, King Togidubnus of the Atrebates tribe is planning his own makeover. His huge new residence (known to us as Fishbourne Palace) will be spectacular – but the sensational refurbishment is beset by ‘accidents’. The frugal Emperor Vespasian is paying for all this; he wants someone to investigate. Falco has a new baby, a new house, and he hates Britain. But his feud with Anacrites the Chief Spy has now reached a dangerous level, so with his own pressing reasons to leave Rome in a hurry, he accepts the task. A thousand miles from home, he starts restoring order to the chaotic building site and realises that someone with murderous intentions is now after him...
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-19 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The wonderfully nostalgic second novel in the bestselling THRUSH GREEN series, from the author of THE VILLAGE SCHOOL. The arrival of a stranger in the village of Thrush Green stirs up ripples of speculation and interest. Not only does the village find itself paying tribute to this stranger's hero - a missionary born and bred in Thrush Green - but his presence has a dramatic affect on Miss Dimity Dean's romantic prospects... As the story plays out, Miss Read succeeds in portraying village life with all its often unexpected incidents, and her unwavering eye for detail beautifully captures the character of a gradually disappearing aspect of rural English life.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-03 - Publisher: McFarland
Offering analysis of the fiction of 15 authors for whom the setting greatly contributes to their overall literary style, this book focuses on the many ways that “place” figures in modern crime and mystery novels. The authors (and their settings) are: Georges Simenon (Paris), Donna Leon (Venice), Tony Hillerman (American Southwest), Walter Mosley (South Central Los Angeles), George P. Pelecanos (Washington, D.C.), Sara Paretsky (Chicago), James Lee Burke (Southern Louisiana), Carl Hiaasen (South Florida), Ian Rankin (Edinburgh), Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana), James McClure (South Africa), Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (Stockholm), Paco Ignacio Taibo II (Mexico City), Leonardo Sciascia (Sicily) and Lindsey Davis (Ancient Rome).
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-15 - Publisher: Random House
One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. AD 71. Germania Libera: dark dripping forests, inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries. Enter Marcus Didius Falco, an Imperial agent on a special mission: to find the absconding commander of a legion whose loyalty is suspect. Easier said than done, thinks Marcus, as he makes his uneasy way down the Rhenus, trying to forget that back in sunny Rome his girlfriend Helena Justina is being hotly pursued by Titus Caesar. His mood is not improved when he discovers his only allies are a woefully inadequate bunch of recruits, their embittered centurion, a rogue dog, and its innocent young master; just the right kind of support for an agent unwillingly trying to tame the Celtic hordes.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Enchanting and affectionate stories of everyday country life in the idyllic Thrush Green. 'There is something profoundly consoling about a novel by Miss Read' The Lady Contains: THRUSH GREEN, WINTER IN THRUSH GREEN, NEWS FROM THRUSH GREEN, BATTLES AT THRUSH GREEN, RETURN TO THRUSH GREEN, GOSSIP FROM THRUSH GREEN, AFFAIRS AT THRUSH GREEN, AT HOME IN THRUSH GREEN, THE SCHOOL AT THRUSH GREEN, FRIENDS AT THRUSH GREEN, CELEBRATIONS AT THRUSH GREEN, THE YEAR AT THRUSH GREEN, CHRISTMAS AT THRUSH GREEN
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-18 - Publisher: Random House
One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes...So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum: the heart of his world. Twenty years and twenty books later, Falco fans want a companion volume. Only here will you learn the author's private background, including her descent from a failed assassin and how atheism improved her knitting. Here too are the real glories and heartache involved in research and creation: why the baby had to be born in Barcelona, which plots evolved from intense loathing of management trainees, what part a thermal vest played in the iconic Falco's conception. It can't be a complete handbook to ancient Rome, but it covers perennial issues. There are a hundred illustrations, some specially commissioned, others from family archives. Enlightening quotations come from the Falco books and from eminent sources: Juvenal, through Chandler, to 1066 and All That. Readers have asked for this book. Their paranoid, secretive author agrees it is now or never. Time to spill beans on the travertine...
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-06 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The first three books in the incredibly addictive Flavia Albia series! Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome. THE IDES OF APRIL A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city. Albia's neighbourhood descends into mayhem and becomes the heartless killer's territory. While Albia and her allies search for him, he stalks them through familiar byways and brings murder ever closer to home. ENEMIES AT HOME Even as the dust settles from her last case, Albia finds herself once again drawn into a web of lies and intrigue. Two mysterious deaths at a local villa may be murder and, as the household slaves are implicated, Albia is once again forced to involve herself. DEADLY ELECTION Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse that has been discovered in lots to be auctioned by her family business, so she's determined to identify the dead man and learn how he met his gruesome end. The investigation will give her a chance to work with the magistrate, Manlius Faustus. But he's got other concerns as it's election time and with democracy for sale at Domitian's court, tension has come to a head. As Albia's and Faustus' professional and personal partnership deepens they have to accept that, for others, obsession can turn sour, and become a deadly strain that leads, tragically, to murder. Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series 'Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre . . . Davis's squalid, vibrant Rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian 'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real' - The Times on Sunday 'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist 'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge . . . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-06 - Publisher: Routledge
Rowland presents a detailed exploration of how the archetypes of ancient goddesses Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite breathe into and shape female-authored detective fiction. Representing aspects of characterisation not bound by gender, the book examines how these archetypes emerge in themes like the home and hearth, hunting, survival and desire. Rowland assesses numerous examples from a range of works, providing a clear illustration of each archetype and illuminating aspects of femininity, psyche and being. This uniquely interdisciplinary work of literary analysis sheds light on the popularity and underlying mystique of the genre.