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By Lindsey Davis

ISBN-10: 0312379013

ISBN-13: 9780312379018

In first century A.D. Rome, throughout the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a personal “informer,” frequently for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to floor. yet even informers take vacation trips with their better halves, so in A.D. seventy seven, Falco and his spouse, Helena Justina, with others in tow, commute to Alexandria, Egypt. yet they aren’t there lengthy sooner than Falco unearths himself in the course of nefarious doings—when the Librarian of the nice library is located useless, lower than suspicious situations.

Falco fast unearths himself at the path of dodgy doings, malfeasance, lethal specialist contention, extra our bodies and the bottom of the low—book thieves! because the our bodies pile up, it’s as much as Falco to untangle this terrible mess and repair order to a disordered universe.

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For further discussion see William Marling, The American Roman Noir: Hammett, Cain, and Chandler (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995), 11–72. 6. For further details see Daniel Moyer and Eugene Alvarez, Just the Facts, Ma’am: 48 R. Barton Palmer The Authorized Biography of Jack Webb (Santa Ana, CA: Seven Locks Press, 2001), 45–53. 7. See Hayde, My Name’s Friday, 18–21 and Moyer and Alvarez, Just the Facts, Ma’am, 56–62. 8. Quoted in Hayde, My Name’s Friday, 20. 9. Leonard J. Leff and Jerold L.

No doubt Webb’s police drama dominated the airwaves in the earlier decade. The initial version of the show was designed for radio, first airing in 1949 and continuing for 318 weekly episodes until 1955. Not only did the two series run concurrently for three years; they were intimately connected, with the radio scripts providing most, if not all, of the material for subsequent televisual production and broadcast. Once Webb made the move to television, his decision to film episodes rather than broadcast them live ensured that Dragnet would, because of syndication, be a continuing presence for years afterward on the small screen.

In the first episode, “The Human Bomb” (aired December 16, 1951), Friday and his partner prove able, in the nick of time, to prevent a bomber from destroying City Hall, but this episode was a teaser whose adrenalinepumping plot was seldom to be repeated. Subsequent episodes, though they were all titled “The Big ­——” (thus recalling notable films noirs such as The Big Clock [John Farrow, 1948]), seldom depended on either fast-paced action or a deadly threat of some kind to provide audience interest even when violent criminals were being sought.

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