"Everyone always knows already that the dead man was a serial
seducer who lied to political colleagues, ran up hefty debts at a
brothel, deliberately farted in the Basilica, and was known by an
obscene name behind his back."
That quote numbers among many irreverent comments in THE ACCUSERS.
If you have yet to meet Marcus Didius Falco and his wife, Helena
Justina, you have a big treat in store. Lindsey Davis has created a
first-rate pair of sleuths defending justice in the debauched Rome
of the First Century. They have an outlook on life such that
problems can be taken in stride, but pleasures are to be savored:
"It was not often I