This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Marcus Didius Falco, a Dying Light in Corduba, Shadows in Bronze, Venus in Copper, Three Hands in the Fountain, the Silver Pigs, One Virgin Too Many, Time to Depart, a Body in the Bath House, Poseidon's Gold, the Accusers, Two for the Lions, Last Act in Palmyra, the Iron Hand of Mars, Scandal Takes a Holiday, the Jupiter Myth, Saturnalia, Ode to a Banker, Alexandria, See Delphi and Die. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: A Dying Light in Corduba is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis. Set in Rome and Imperial Spain during the spring and summer of AD 73, A Dying Light in Corduba stars Marcus Didius Falco, Informer and Imperial Agent. It is the eighth in her Falco series. The title refers to the setting of much of the action, Corduba, as well as to the olive oil which features so heavily, one use of which is for lamp oil. The Society of Olive Oil Producers of Baetica is throwing a big dinner party in Rome, trying to drum up business for their product. Falco is invited at the request of Claudius Laeta, Vespasians top clerk. The food, the garum and the dancing girl make a big impression on Falco. When two guests at a dinner are assaulted, one fatally, Falco realizes that being at the dinner was just the start of another job. The surviving victim, Anacrites, is Falco's rival and Vespasian's Chief Spy. Falco is asked to investigate the attack on Anacrites and its possible connection to an attempt to corner the market on Spanish olive oil. Trying to keep Anacrites safe, he moves him to the one place where no one will look, and if they do, they will regret it; his mothers house. Soon, Falco is on his way to Hispania to track down some of the guests and that memorable dancer. Laeta hints that someone is looking to corner the market...More: http: //