The Graveyard of the Hesperides by Lindsey Davis
Flavia Albia 4 (Falco: The New Generation)

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The final rendering of justice is dramatic, public and perfect for Romans. As usual, a wealth of detail on life in Flavian Rome is effortlessly conveyed and lapped up by me. Modern wedding planners have nothing to complain about!
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From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the fourth novel in her all-new series set in ancient Rome.

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.

 

About Lindsey Davis

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Historical novelist Lindsey Davis is best known for The Course of Honour, the true story of the Emperor Vespasian and his mistress Caenis, and for her twenty volume mystery series featuring Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco, with its recent addition of Falco: the Official Companion, a cheery handbook for readers. She has also written Rebels and Traitors, an epic novel set in the English Civil War and Commonwealth. She has won the CWA Historical Dagger, Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock for Falco as Best Detective. She has been Honorary President of the Classical Association, and Chair of the Crimewriters Association. In 2010 the city of Rome gave her the Premio Colosseo, awarded `for enhancing the image of Rome` and in 2011 she was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.
 
Published April 14, 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton. 417 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction
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on May 05 2016

Davis’ fourth case for her heroine (Deadly Election, 2015, etc.) is long on drollery, unpacking its tricky murder puzzle piecemeal.

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Reviewed by Jayne on Jul 15 2016

The final rendering of justice is dramatic, public and perfect for Romans. As usual, a wealth of detail on life in Flavian Rome is effortlessly conveyed and lapped up by me. Modern wedding planners have nothing to complain about!

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