The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis
A Flavia Albia Mystery (Flavia Albia Mysteries)

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...Albia is a witty and attractive addition to the roster of his family, and with the mystery of her origins left unresolved by the end of the novel, it is clear that she will be back for more.
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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' The Ides of April.

 

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LINDSEY DAVIS is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of historical mysteries featuring Marcus Didius Falco. She lives in London.
 
Published June 11, 2013 by Minotaur Books. 352 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Tom Holland on May 09 2013

...Albia is a witty and attractive addition to the roster of his family, and with the mystery of her origins left unresolved by the end of the novel, it is clear that she will be back for more.

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on Jun 17 2013

The whodunit unfolds slowly, but Flavia demonstrates appealing wit and grit.

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