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 : Falco: The New Generation

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 355
ISBN - 9781444751741


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Detail - Falco: The Next Generation--Flavia Albia has taken up her father's profession. Only, now Rome is a more dangerous, mercurial place than it was back in dear old dad's day . . . Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mother, she learned how to blend in at all levels of society; from her father, she learned the tricks of their mutual professional trade. But her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers alone. Now, working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father's old ramshackle digs at Fountain Court in the Surbura district, where she plies her trade with energy, determination, and the usual Falco luck. Recently hired to help investigate a fatal accident, she finds herself stuck with a truly awful person for a client and facing a well-heeled, well-connected opponent. That is, until her client unexpectedly dies under what might be called suspicious circumstances. While this is not a huge loss for society, it is a loss for Flavia Albia's pocket. Even worse, it's just one of a series of similar deaths for which she now finds herself under suspicion. Before things go from abysmal to worse, Flavia must sort out what is happening, and who is responsible, in Lindsey Davis' Ides of April.

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

A Dying Light in Corduba : A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Minotaur Books
Pages - 300
ISBN - 1466857498


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Detail - Inimitable sleuth Falco is back with a vengeance. One night, a man is killed and Rome's Chief Spy left for dead. This leaves no one except Falco to conduct the investigation. Soon he is plunged into the fiercely competitive world of olive oil production. Political intrigue, an exotic Spanish dancer, and impending fatherhood all add to Falco's troubles.

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.

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?

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.

Sew Fast Sew Easy : All You Need to Know When You Start to Sew

Crafts & Hobbies

Author - Elissa K. Meyrich
Publisher - Macmillan
Pages - 99
ISBN - 9780312269098


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Detail - A guide for those just beginning to learn to sew discusses sewing machines, patterns, terminology, pressing, and includes instructions and patterns for sewing an envelope pillow cover, a tote bag, and a skirt.

Invitation to Provence :

Fiction

Author - Elizabeth Adler
Publisher - St. Martin's Press
Pages - 336
ISBN - 1429901209


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Detail - Take a journey with internationally acclaimed bestselling author Elizabeth Adler to one of the most sensuous places on earth--a place where lavender-filled fields meet an azure sky, where rosemary scents the air, and where love and intrigue are just around the corner. Franny Marten's life is unraveling--after arranging to meet her boyfriend, Marcus Marks, for dinner, she finds his wife waiting for her instead. After the initial shock wears off, Franny finds she has more in common with Clare Marks than she could ever have imagined. And, amazingly, the women become fast friends. But even more surprises are in store for Franny Marten: She is unexpectedly offered an all-expenses-paid invitation to a reunion of her estranged family in Provence. And Clare decides to charge the trip to Marcus (for his sins) and come along. Franny knows very little about the French side of her family, but how stressful can meeting long-lost aunts and cousins be after what she and Clare have just gone through? Provence is everything Franny pictured, but nothing at all what she expected. There are dangerous family secrets buried deep in the lovely, lush landscape of Provence, and there's also a person who will go to any lengths to keep Franny from uncovering them. Jake Bronson is an American with ties to the Marten family, and he seems to know more than he's saying. He's the most intriguing and compelling man Franny's ever encountered, but there are treacherous currents surrounding him. And at the center of it all is the matriarch, Rafaella Marten, a woman with secrets going back decades. Her two sons have caused her both heartache and joy, but Franny may ultimately be the key to truly reuniting the Marten family---and putting to rest the shadows, scandals, and the rivalry of a dynasty. Evoking the lush descriptions of everything that is Provence, Elizabeth Adler casts an unforgettable spell as Invitation to Provence transports you to a truly magical place.

Viral Hate : Containing Its Spread on the Internet

Law

Author - Abraham H. Foxman
Publisher - Macmillan
Pages - 242
ISBN - 0230342175


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Detail - Revealing how the anonymous nature of the Internet is enabling the unchecked spread of bigotry, bullying, and other hate-based vitriol, explores the working examples of social media companies while outlining recommended steps for establishing legal policies.

Sleeping Tiger :

Fiction

Author - Rosamunde Pilcher
Publisher - St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages - 288
ISBN - 1466825006


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Detail - Whenever Selina asked about her late father, the grandmother who raised her changed the subject. The chance discovery of a photograph gave Selina hope that he was still alive and sent her searching for him on a small Spanish island. In this lush paradise, Selina found George Dyer, a writer who would help her solve the mystery of her past...and might hold the key to her future. When you read a novel like Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher you enter a special world where emotions sing from the heart. A world that lovingly captures the ties that bind us to one another-the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and glad, perfect moments when we are in true harmony. A world filled with evocative, engrossing, and above all, enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us...

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