The Grove of the Caesars - Flavia Albia (Paperback)
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The Grove of the Caesars - Flavia Albia (Paperback)

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Published: 29/10/2020
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'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

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529374285
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm


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Praise for The Grove of the Caesars - :

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

Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series - :

For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed - Booklist

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 books crackle with wit and knowledge. She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome - The Times

This excellent Roman mystery, enriched by Davis's characteristic wit and thorough understanding of the period, takes a darker turn as Flavia delves into Rome's poorest streets, rife with prostitution, exploitation, thuggery and murder - Sunday Express, S Magazine

Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real - The Times on Saturday

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“Entertaing read”

AD 89 Flavia Albia and husband Tiberius have workman in a grotto in the Grove who unearth some possibly ancient scrolls. Are they real or fakes, and if fakes who and why is involved. Flavis is interested in finding... More

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“Another brilliant read”

I have read and enjoyed all the previous books in the Falco and Flavia Albia series and this one is no different. Funny, shocking and sad, it has it all, and is a thoroughly enjoyable read.

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