The Ides of April: Falco: The New Generation - Flavia Albia 1 (Hardback)
  • The Ides of April: Falco: The New Generation - Flavia Albia 1 (Hardback)

The Ides of April: Falco: The New Generation - Flavia Albia 1 (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 11/04/2013
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Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome. A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city, yet she is warned off by the authorities. The vigils are incompetent. The local magistrate is otherwise engaged, organising the Games of Ceres, notorious for its ancient fox-burning ritual. Even Albia herself is preoccupied with a new love affair: Andronicus, an attractive archivist, offers all that a love-starved young widow can want, even though she knows better than to take him home to meet the parents...As the festival progresses, her neighbourhood descends into mayhem and becomes the heartless killer's territory. While Albia and her allies search for him, he stalks them through familiar byways and brings murder ever closer to home. The Ides of April is vintage Lindsey Davis, offering wit, intrigue, action and a brilliant new heroine who promises to be as celebrated as Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina, her fictional predecessors.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444755817

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“Vintage Lindsey Davis”

As much as I have enjoyed Lindsey Davis' recent non Falco books I am chuffed to see her return to the family through Flavia Albia.
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25th February 2013
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“A good first outing”

I really enjoyed this book, it was slow to start, some of the humour. of the Falco books was missing. But I am looking forward to the next book in this series. I believe I will grow to like Albia as much as I do Falco.

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6th October 2013
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