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.

The Ides of April :

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 368
ISBN - 1444755838


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Detail - Chosen by The Times as one of the Top Ten Crime Novels Written by Women since 2000 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 :

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 416
ISBN - 1529374251


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Detail - 'For a totally exhilarating romp through Ancient Rome, Lindsey Davis' latest Flavia Alba novel won't be beaten and offers an immersive experience of a vibrant world full of real, recognisable characters' Mike Ripley, Shotsmag Don't go to the Grove . . . Julius Caesar left his gardens to the citizens of Rome, a peaceful sanctuary across the Tiber. Now the gardens and their sacred grove are dangerous haunts, especially for women alone. 'Don't go to the Grove,' people mutter, but when her husband has to leave Rome, it falls to Albia to supervise his building project in an old grotto. Why has someone buried tattered scrolls by obscure philosophers - and does it involve a worse crime than terrible writing? Soon that puzzle is overtaken. A woman disappears from her husband's birthday party; she meets a dire fate, then Albia learns that on the same night, two louche slaves given to her family by the brooding Emperor Domitian also vanished in the gardens. Apparently, it is well known that a killer lurks there. The vigiles have failed to investigate properly for decades and this won't improve when the sinister agent Karus arrives. Albia must co-operate, in order to give the many victims justice and find answers for grieving relatives. But can she herself remain safe? And, after others have failed, can she at last identify the predator who has made the Grove his killing ground? Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series '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 'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real' - The Times on Sunday 'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist 'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge . . . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times

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.

Year of the Hyenas : A Novel of Murder in Ancient Egypt

Fiction

Author - Brad Geagley
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 304
ISBN - 0743277422


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Detail - Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that kingdom's glory and power. It is at once a strikingly insightful portrait of a mysterious, complex, and sophisticated society, reminiscent of Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings in its wonderful detail and feel for the past, and a fast-paced detective story that reads like the best of twenty-first-century thrillers. From the oldest known court transcripts in history, Egyptologists have long known about the mysterious death of Ramses III, involving intrigue, ambition, greed, and crimes of passion on a huge, though hidden, scale. In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this event -- a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees -- as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating as the distant civilization it resurrects. At the heart of the novel is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, a detective half-paralyzed by problems of his own, with a reputation for heavy drinking and tactless behavior toward the great, the powerful, and the holy, a kind of Sam Spade of the ancient world, deeply (and dangerously) addicted to the truth. Hard-bitten, deeply flawed, he is retained by the authorities to investigate what is considered an insignificant murder of an elderly, insignificant Theban priestess. They fail to inform him, however, that they don't expect him to solve the case. In fact, they don't want him to. But Semerket is not so easily fooled, and this is hardly an "insignificant" murder. As he delves deeper for the elusive truth, he uncovers a web of corruption so vast that it threatens the life of the last great Pharaoh, Ramses III, and the stability of the kingdom. Even worse, uncovering the conspiracy means more than just putting his own life on the line -- for, unbeknownst to Semerket, his adored ex-wife Naia has fallen afoul of those who would bring down the reign of Ramses, and he soon finds himself having to choose between saving her and saving Egypt.... Merging historical fact and speculation with a nail-biting crime story that could be taking place in the present, Year of the Hyenas is a riveting and remarkable achievement.

Pandora's Boy :

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 Third Nero :

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?

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.

Reveille : Book 1

Fiction

Author - R. H. van de Weert
Publisher - Xlibris Corporation
Pages - 510
ISBN - 154349627X


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Detail - When a camping trip goes terribly wrong, young Joey Winter finds himself seriously injured, abandoned by his mother and her friend, and in the care of dangerous strangers. As he recovers, he learns he’s in even more danger than he ever imagined, and still his mother has not come to get him so, when the opportunity arises to escape, Joey takes it. With three companions, one the woman who’d tried to kill him already and no doubt would try again, Joey is determined to survive and to go home.

The Patterdale Plot :

Author - Rebecca Tope
Publisher - Allison & Busby
Pages - 352
ISBN - 9780749025908


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Detail - Simmy Brown had hoped for a quiet autumn in her new home in Patterdale. But when a lodger is poisoned at her parents' B&B, peace is destroyed and the investigation begins.

The Snuggie Sutra :

Humor

Author - Lex Friedman
Publisher - St. Martin's Griffin
Pages - 144
ISBN - 1429988762


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Detail - The Snuggie is a pop culture icon that quickly developed its own cult of awareness. Few of us were asking for a blanket with sleeves, but that's because we'd forgotten how to dream. Once we'd purchased our Snuggies, we quickly realized our world had changed for the better. Now, we want to show you just what makes the Snuggie cozy and sexy. Brilliantly illustrated with drawings of couples in flagrante delicto, our comprehensive guide includes—in ascending order of difficulty—everything from "The Warm and Snuggie" (for beginners) to "The Yes Ma'am" (perfect for hiding your flaws—not that you have any, of course!) to "The Night In" (which works great when you're staying home to page through The Snuggie Sutra). Based on our blog of the same name, which scored mentions everywhere from The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien to New York magazine and a host of radio stations all over the country, The Snuggie Sutra covers important topics like how to convince your partner to bring a Snuggie into the bedroom and how to set the Snuggie mood (candles and Snuggies don't mix!). We are thrilled to share this first-of-its-kind sexual handbook with the reading, Snuggie-wearing, and love-making public. Enjoy! --The Snuggie Sutrists

Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: Cyberbully :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Farley Katz
Publisher - St. Martin's Griffin
Pages - 224
ISBN - 1250021634


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Detail - In the tradition of the mega successful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and DORK DIARIES, JOURNAL OF A SCHOOLYARD BULLY: Cyberbully by Farley Katz chronicles the life of Niko Taylor, habitual trouble-maker. For the second time in the series, Niko Kayler makes a triumphant return from bully rehab and must once again right his wrongs—but what happ ens when the tables are turned? After his mom transfers jobs and towns, Niko Kayler, notorious calculating bully, gets a second chance to be good, or be evil. Though he tries to contain himself, Niko stumbles onto the world of cyber bullying, harnessing the power of cell phones, facebook, and some technology he invents to covertly torture his fellow classmates. Things seem to be going well for Niko until the technology is turned against him and Niko learns what it's like to be on the wrong side of the cyber bullying.

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