Ode to a Banker (A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery)
Now in exchange paperback, Davis' twelfth novel sends Marcus Didius Falco into Rome's literary global, the place a publisher's homicide creates a vintage whodunit and the author's so much pleasing secret but.
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