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Shadows in Bronze, read by Christopher Scott (Isis, 14hrs 20mins, £18.99)

Shadows in Bronze, read by Christopher Scott (Isis, 14hrs 20mins, £18.99)

FEEDBACK FROM readers expresses a desire for more unabridged reviews, now that more companies are using mail order to sell popular modern novels at the price of hardback books. Lindsay Davis has an established place in the hearts of her readers with her wryly humorous and convincingly detailed series of thrillers set in classical Rome. Shadows in Bronze is not the first, but it's a reasonable one to start with. Our hero is the wise-cracking, self-made private eye Marcus Didio Falco, who has hauled himself out of the Apulian gutters to a precarious career as an unofficial agent of the Senate. He also lusts after Helena Justina, the unattainably highborn daughter of a senator, but he isn't averse to alternative feminine comfort offered when the course of true love fails to run smooth.

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