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 : Flavia Albia 7

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 400
ISBN - 147365873X


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Detail - The next gripping Ancient Roman mystery in the bestselling Flavia Albia series. A tragic accident . . . or was it? Emperor Domitian has been awarded (or rather, has demanded) yet another Triumph to celebrate two so-called victories. Preparations are going smoothly until one of the men overseeing arrangements for the celebration accidentally falls to his death from a cliff on the symbolic Capitoline Hill. But Flavia Albia suspects there's more to the incident than meets the eye, as there are plenty of people who would have been delighted to be rid of the overseer. He was an abusive swine who couldn't organise a booze-up in a winery and was caught up in a number of scams, including one surrounding the supply 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 sacrificial beasts, can she see to the heart of the matter and catch those responsible for the unpopular man's untimely death? ************* 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

The Ides of April :

Detective and mystery stories

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 355
ISBN - 9781444755817


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Detail - Krimi. 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 dadŶs day. Flavia 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

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 Grove of the Caesars : A Flavia Albia Novel

Fiction

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


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Saturnalia :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Paul Fleischman
Publisher - Blackstone Publishing
Pages - 122
ISBN - 1482101149


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Detail - It is December 1681, and the words of Mr. Baggot, the tithingman, terrify young William. William is living a strange double life. By day he is a printer's apprentice living in a white man's house. By night, he is Weetasket of the Narraganset tribe who must risk Baggot's wrath to search for his lost brother. Then comes the winter celebration of the Saturnalia-the ancient Roman holiday on which masters and slaves trade roles. Will William's secrets be revealed? And what dark deeds of others will be brought to light on this fateful night?

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 :

Detective and mystery stories

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Random House
Pages - 352
ISBN - 0099515059


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Detail - 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 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?

Invitation to Die : A Short Story of Falco’s Rome

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 64
ISBN - 152937443X


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Detail - Emperor Domitian is hosting a banquet for the senators in honour of fallen soldiers, and it's an invitation Aelianus and Justinus Camillus dare not refuse. On arrival, they enter a black-painted room furnished with couches resembling those found in mausoleums, complete with a tombstone bearing each of the senators' names. As the evening progresses the brothers conclude that Domitian has finally turned against them for their uncle's part in a plot to oust his father, and start to wonder if they'll ever see the light of day again . . . ************* 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 - Hachette UK
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.

The Course Of Honour :

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Random House
Pages - 352
ISBN - 1446457656


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Detail - A true, historical love story from the bestselling author of the Falco novels. ‘He has no money, no reputation and no famous ancestors.’ The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who brought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome’s most turbulent period – the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero and Vespasian’s rise to power. As their forbidden romance blossoms, Caenis is embroiled in political intrigue, while Vespasian embarks on a glorious career. Years pass, then Vespasian risks all in the climactic struggle for power – bringing hope for Rome, but a threat to the relationship that has endured for so long.

Deadly Election : Flavia Albia 3 (Falco: The New Generation)

Fiction

Author - Lindsey Davis
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 400
ISBN - 1444794205


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Detail - In the blazing July heat of imperial Rome, Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse. It has been discovered in lots to be auctioned by her family business, so she's determined to identify the dead man and learn how he met his gruesome end. The investigation will give her a chance to work with the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, the friend she sadly knows to be the last chaste man in Rome. But he's got other concerns than her anonymous corpse. It's election time and with democracy for sale at Domitian's court, tension has come to a head. Faustus is acting as an agent for a 'good husband and father', whose traditional family values are being called into question. Even more disreputable are his rivals, whom Faustus wants Albia to discredit. As Albia's and Faustus' professional and personal partnership deepens they have to accept that, for others, obsession can turn sour, and become a deadly strain that leads, tragically, to murder.

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