Lindsey Davis, The Silver Pigs – deluxe 1st ed, signed

£205.00

Lindsey Davis, The Silver Pigs. (1989) First Falco Roman detective novel, an original Sedgwick & Jackson first edition and printing. Rebound in 2018 with permission of the author in a deluxe binding with additional material tipped-in, in a run of 12 signed copies. Rare collectible.

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Lindsey Davis, The Silver Pigs. (1989) First Falco Roman detective novel, an original Sedgwick & Jackson first edition and printing. Rebound in 2018 with permission of the author in a deluxe binding with additional material tipped-in, in a run of 12 signed copies. Rare collectable.

First collector’s magazine wrote in a feature on Lindsey Davis and the boom in historical mysteries: The true first is among the most difficult of all recent mystery books to find … with a value in 1995 of $750 – $1000. Breese’s Guide to Modern Firsts gave a similar price in the 1999 edition.

The bound-in author profile page begins:

“Two young adventurous free-spirits, Marcus and Helena paths cross in The Silver Pigs; they become entwined as unlikely friends, lovers and crime solvers. Their escapades in Imperial Rome have fascinated readers for over twenty years, appearing in XX volumes of intrigue, suspense and romance. Perhaps the genius of these crime mysteries is that they do not conform to any template – each book is different – yet they are peopled with wry, colourful characters; some solid and graceful, others less so. This suits Lindsey Davis’s writing style: pacy, outrageously entertaining, and cunningly observant.

Observant crime readers will know that the goings on in this series – the mix of commerce and politics, money and mayhem and other foibles may well have similarities to more recent periods eg. Prohibition America etc and even Donald Trump. The comparison is made in the tribute . . .”

Issued in 2018 with the original dust jacket.

Two other Falco mysteries were issued by the Scorpion Press in the mid 1990s. Contact us if you would like more details.

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