New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007. Maps. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2"), ivory cloth with light gold lettering on spine, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by Michael Sabanosh, [xx: includes genealogical tables & two maps] + 341 pages +  Maps. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #4164
SUPERB CONDITION: internally & externally. Small remainder mark on bottom of pages.
Author's historical mystery crime novel set in ancient Rome and the 18th book of the Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries series. The title refers to the Saturnalia feast held annually in December, a time of drunkenness and lusty behavior.
Lindsey Davis (born 1949) is an English historical novelist, best known as the author of the Falco series of historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. Among her awards: The Author's Club Prize for "Best First Novel" in 1989 for The Silver Pigs; The Crime Writers' Association (CWA): Dagger in the Library for being an author "whose work has given most pleasure" in 1995; Winner of the 2011 Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association.