This pair of Vintage Falco Series Books by Lindsey Davis : Shadows in Bronze and The Iron Hand of Mars are in excellent condition. Dust covers are excellent and books have been stored since read. Lindsey Davis wrote twenty novels featuring Marcus Didius Falco, the laid-back Roman ‘informer’ who investigates crimes and acts as an often reluctant imperial agent. He narrates his adventures in the first person. In the course of the series he acquires a wife, children and dog, plus friends and antagonists. These two books were written in 1990 and 1992. The book between them was Venus in Copper. They are the 2nd and 4th books in the series. All of the books are stand alone and can be read without having to know anything about a previous book.