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1473658764
Book:A capitol death; Lindsey Davis:2019 A capitol death; Lindsey Davis
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Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: CRIME
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Hodder, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781473658769
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Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton
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?
Series: Flavia Albia
Additional information: 383 pages, map (black and white), 20 cm, pbk
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Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 1996
Language: English
Type: Book
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Physical or Electronic: Physical
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Book:A cruel fate:2014
Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Martin Watts, a bookseller, is captured by Royalists. Jane Afton's brother Nat is taken too. They suffer inhumane treatment as prisoners-of-war. In Oxford Castle jailor William Smith tortures, beats, starves and deprives his helpless victims. Can Jane rescue her sick brother before he dies of neglect? Will Martin dare to escape?
1 volume (pbk)
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1471325105
Large print:Master and God:2013
Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 2013
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Windsor
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2012 AD81. The Roman Emperor Domitian seizes power. Afflicted by classic paranoia, the self-styled Master and God sees enemies everywhere - and he is right. The Senate loathes him, his advisers are terrified, and barbarians menace the frontiers.
560 pages (large print) ; 25 cm (hbk)
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Book:Falco, The Official Companion:2010
Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 2010
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Century
Physical or Electronic: Physical
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Large print:Alexandria:2009
Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 2009
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Windsor Paragon
Physical or Electronic: Physical
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1473658632
Book:Pandora's boy:2018
Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: 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.
387 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0099515121
Book:Last Act in Palmyra:1995
Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 1995
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Arrow Books
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1473613426
Book:The third Nero:2017
Author: Davis, Lindsey
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the fifth 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.
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