Here’s the latest on my books and film challenge. I am trying to read 50 books and see 25 films this year, remember. The books are not a problem. The films are more of an issue since I don’t see many films normally.
I have finished my third book, Ode to a Banker by Lindsey David, another Marcus Didius Falco mystery. It combines two occupations in the mystery, banking and publishing. A publisher who was also a banker has been murdered in his home and it is up to Falco to solve the murder. He is working this time with Helena’s brother Aelianus as his assistant. He is acting as a consultant to the vigiles who don’t have the man power available to work the case. Since Falco is himself an unpublished poet, the story brings Falco into the world of authors and publishers as well as bankers.
We also learn the status of Falco’s new house and the frustrating slowness of the contractors who are working on building the bath house. And Helena is pregnant with Falco’s second chil so there is a need for more room for living space. Nux has given birth to a large puppy which now belongs to Maia’s eldest Marius. And Maia and Anacrites have been seen together quite often. Jupiter! Three down, 47 books to go.