A Capitol Death : Flavia Albia 7

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Author : Lindsey Davis
Detail : “A tragic accident . . . or was it? Emperor Domitian has been awarded (or rather, has demanded) one more Triumph to celebrate 2 alleged victories. Preparations ar going swimmingly till one amongst the boys overseeing arrangements for the celebration accidentally falls to his death from a drop-off on the symbolic Capitoline Hill.

But Flavia Albia suspects there is a lot of to the incident than meets the attention, as there ar lots of those who would are delighted to be eliminate the superintendent. He was AN abusive artiodactyl mammal United Nations agency could not organise a carouse during a distillery and was held during a variety of scams, as well as one close the availability of imperial purple dye and a family of shellfish-boilers.

As Flavia finds herself drawn into a theatrical world of carnival floats, musicians, incense and kill beasts, will she see to the center of the matter and catch those chargeable for the less-traveled man’s untimely death?

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Praise for Lindsey Davis and therefore the Flavia Albia series

‘Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader within the ‘crime in Ancient Rome’ genre . . . Davis’s squalid, vivacious Rome is as pleasant as ever’ – Guardian

‘Davis’s prose may be a spirited joy, and Flavia’s Rome is sinister and gloriously real’ – the days on Sunday

‘For fans of crime fiction set within the ancient world, this one isn’t to be missed’ – Booklist

‘Davis’s books crackle with wit and information . . . She has the happy hang of creating the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome’ – the days”

A Capitol Death : A Flavia Albia Novel

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Minotaur Books
Pages - 320
ISBN - 1250152712


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Detail - In Rome, ruled by the erratic Emperor Domitian, Flavia Albia is dragged into the worst sort of investigation—a politically charged murder—in Lindsey Davis’s next historical mystery, A Capitol Death. A man falls to his death from the Tarpeian Rock, which overlooks the Forum in the Capitoline Hill in Ancient Rome. While it looks like a suicide, one witness swears that she saw it happen and that he was pushed. Normally, this would attract very little official notice but this man happened to be in charge of organizing the Imperial Triumphs demanded by the emperor. The Emperor Domitian, autocratic and erratic, has decided that he deserves two Triumphs for his so-called military victories. The Triumphs are both controversial and difficult to stage because of the not-so-victorious circumstances that left them without treasure or captives to be paraded through the streets. Normally, the investigation would be under the auspices of her new(ish) husband but, worried about his stamina following a long recovery, private informer Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, steps in. What a mistake that turns out to be. The deceased proves to have been none-too-popular, with far too many others with much to gain from his death. With the date of the Triumphs fast approaching, Flavia Albia must unravel a truly complex case of murder before danger shows up on her own doorstep.

Enemies at Home : Flavia Albia 2 (Falco: The New Generation)

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 400
ISBN - 1444766627


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Detail - We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator. An outsider in more ways than one, Albia has unique insight into life in ancient Rome, and she puts it to good use going places no man could go, and asking questions no man could ask. Even as the dust settles from her last case, Albia finds herself once again drawn into a web of lies and intrigue. Two mysterious deaths at a local villa may be murder and, as the household slaves are implicated, Albia is once again forced to involve herself. Her fight is not just for truth and justice, however; this time, she's also battling for the very lives of people who can't fight for themselves. Enemies at Home presents Ancient Rome as only Lindsey Davis can, offering wit, intrigue, action and the further adventures of a brilliant new heroine who promises to be as celebrated as Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina, her fictional predecessors.

The Ides of April :

Detective and mystery stories

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 368
ISBN - 9781444755824


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Detail - Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome. A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city, yet she is warned off by the authorities. The vigils are incompetent. The local magistrate is otherwise engaged, organising the Games of Ceres, notorious for its ancient fox-burning ritual. Even Albia herself is preoccupied with a new love affair: Andronicus, an attractive archivist, offers all that a love-starved young widow can want, even though she knows better than to take him home to meet the parents... As the festival progresses, her neighbourhood descends into mayhem and becomes the heartless killer's territory. While Albia and her allies search for him, he stalks them through familiar byways and brings murder ever closer to home. The Ides of April is vintage Lindsey Davis, offering wit, intrigue, action and a brilliant new heroine who promises to be as celebrated as Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina, her fictional predecessors.

The Grove of the Caesars : A Flavia Albia Novel

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Minotaur Books
Pages - 320
ISBN - 9781250241566


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Pandora's Boy : Flavia Albia 6 (Falco: The New Generation)

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 400
ISBN - 1473658659


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Detail - 'Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre . . . Davis's squalid, vibrant Rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian 'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist Private investigator Flavia Albia is always drawn to an intriguing puzzle - even if it is put to her by her new husband's hostile ex-wife. On the Quirinal Hill, a young girl named Clodia has died, apparently poisoned with a love potion. Only one person could have supplied such a thing: a local witch who goes by the name of Pandora, whose trade in herbal beauty products is hiding something far more sinister. The supposedly sweet air of the Quirinal is masking the stench of loose morality, casual betrayal and even gangland conflict and, when a friend of her own is murdered, Albia determines to expose as much of this local sickness as she can - beginning with the truth about Clodia's death. **************** Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series 'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real' The Times on Sunday 'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge . . . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome'

The Silver Pigs : (Falco 1)

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Random House
Pages - 352
ISBN - 1446455351


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Detail - One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. Discover one of the world's favourite detectives, as his first case leads him into conspiracy, murder and adventure ... In 1989 THE SILVER PIGS introduced the world to laid-back first-century detective Marcus Didius Falco, his partner Helena Justina, his law and order pal Petronius, and his indomitable Mother - who became some of the most celebrated characters in historical fiction. Now reissued in a special new edition to celebrate publication of Falco's twentieth investigation, THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose ...

The Ides of April : A Flavia Albia Mystery

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Macmillan
Pages - 352
ISBN - 1250023696


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Detail - Working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian, Flavia Albia is hired to investigate a fatal accident, an investigation that turns sinister when her client dies under suspicious circumstances that place Flavia's reputation at stake.

The Third Nero : Flavia Albia 5 (Falco: The New Generation)

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 416
ISBN - 1473613418


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Detail - 'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real' The Times on Saturday Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble - her new husband may be permanently disabled and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to expose a traitor in their midst she is ready for the task. Ever since the Emperor Nero committed suicide in AD 68, Rome has been haunted by reports that he is actually alive and ready to reclaim his throne. Two Nero pretenders have emerged from the East and met grisly fates. But now a new pretender has been smuggled into Rome by the traitor. Flavia must negotiate with spies, dodge assassins and reveal this third Nero before he can make his move. Will she act in time or will Rome once more be plunged into civil war?

Master and God :

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hodder & Stoughton
Pages - 496
ISBN - 1444707353


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Detail - Afflicted by classic paranoia, the self-styled Master and God sees enemies everywhere. As he vents his suspicions, no one is safe. A reluctant hero, Gaius Vinius Clodianus is hand-picked for high rank in the Praetorian Guard a brave man striving for decency in a world of corruption and deceit. Flavia Lucilla, tending the privileged women at court, hears the intimate secrets of a ruler who plays with the lives of his subjects as if he were indeed a careless god. In the dark shadow of Domitian's reign, Clodianus and Lucilla play out their own complex tale of resilience, friendship and love. Unwilling witnesses to Domitian's descent into insanity, these ordinary people must choose between their sworn duty to protect the Emperor and an act of courage that will change the future of Rome.

Rakóssy :

Fiction

Author - Cecelia Holland
Publisher - Lulu.Com
Pages - 243
ISBN -


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Detail - Hungary,1526: all that stands against the invading Turks is a Magyar warlord and his heroic defense. this is a new edition of a book first published in 1967.

Invitation to Die : A Novella of Ancient Rome

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Minotaur Books
Pages - 80
ISBN - 1250248566


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Detail - In 89 B.C.E., Roman emperor Domitian throws a terrifying banquet for the Senators—one that everyone is certain they won't survive—in Lindsey Davis's Invitation to Die: A Novella of Ancient Rome. The emperor Domitian is paranoid, autocratic, and violent. And he has a special grudge against both the Senate and the Camilli. So when a strange invitation to a banquet appears given by Domitian, it's not good news for Aulus and Quintus, the Camillus brothers. Both are Senators, brothers-in-law of Marcus Didius Falco, a disreputable private informer with his own past with Domitian, and nephews to a man who plotted to depose Domitian's father. But they dare not refuse an invitation from mercurial and vengeful Domitian. And their concerns were well founded—Domitian has gathered the most powerful men in Rome for what is known to history as The Black Banquet. The place markers are tombstones with names on it, the servers are slaves covered in black make-up, and Domitian speaks only of death. Aulus and Quintus—like all the attendees—are sure they will not survive the night. Bestselling historical novelist Lindsey Davis explores one of the more famous episodes in the reign of the much-feared 1st Century Emperor, through the extended family of her most famous creations—the brothers-in-law of Marcus Didius Falco and the uncle to his successor, Flavia Albia.

Field of Dust :

Great Britain

Author - Angela Jean Young
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 200
ISBN - 9781912083169


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Detail - September 3rd, 1878. The paddle steamer SS Princess Alice is making a ̀Moonlight Trip' from Northfleet on the Thames Estuary to Swan Pier near London Bridge. Close to Woolwich town, she collides with the collier Bywell Castle which slices her in two. Within minutes the Alice sinks to the bottom of the river. Six hundred and fifty Londoners lose their lives. It is the worst maritime disaster in Thames history. For days the bloated bodies of men, women and children are hauled out of the stinking river, watched by the children of The Creek, a dust-blown harbour community whose forty six cottages and three ale houses sustain the lives of the labourers and their families who toil in the cement factories lining the Northfleet riverbank. For the ordinary people who live, breathe, love and die amid the dust and grime, the choking atmosphere of the cement factories is taken for granted. For the factory owners, the air they breathe is fresh by comparison. They live above it all. After Florence Grant and her sister Lottie are abandoned by their mother, she uncovers evidence of her parents' secret lives. But it raises more questions than answers. Based on a true story and set against a backdrop of Victorian poverty, exploitation and the fight for women's rights, Field of Dust charts a working class girl's search for the truth about her drunken mother and the wreckage of her family. Florence is a survivor. But will she find the love and happiness she so desperately longs for?

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