Yay, another Falco book at last!
Marcus Didius Falco, Roman informer, is one of my favourite fictional detectives and it's been far too long since I read one of his adventures.
This time, he and his family are on a visit to the Egyptian city of Alexandria, staying with Falco's uncle Fulvius. Things start calmly enough with a dinner party attended by the Librarian of Alexandria's famed library, but all is not well among the scrolls and it's not long before Falco's detective skills are needed.
Possibly a little heavy on the "Look, I did my research!" front - Davis isn't usually quite so heavy-handed with the info-dumps - but nevertheless a fun mystery with plenty of Falco's trademark sarcasm and appearances from old familiar characters as well as new ones.