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The Resource A comedy of terrors, Lindsey Davis ; [map drawn by Rodney Paull]

A comedy of terrors, Lindsey Davis ; [map drawn by Rodney Paull]

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A comedy of terrors
Title
A comedy of terrors
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Lindsey Davis ; [map drawn by Rodney Paull]
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eng
Summary
Saturnalia, the Romans' mid-December feast, nominally to celebrate the sun's rebirth but invariably a drunken riot. Flavia Albia needs a case to investigate, but all work is paused. The Aventine is full of fracturing families. Wives plot to leave their husbands, husbands plot to spend more time with their mistresses. Masters must endure slaves taking obscene liberties, while aggressive slaves are learning to ape dangerous masters. But no one wants to hire an investigator during the holiday. Albia is lumped with her own domestic stress: overexcited children and bilious guests, too many practical jokes, and her magistrate husband Tiberius preoccupied with local strife. He fears a Nut War. Nuts are both the snack and missile of choice of tipsy celebrants, so there is a fortune to be made. This year a hustling gang from the past is horning in on the action. As the deadly menace strikes even close to home, and with law and order paused for partying, Albia and Tiberius must go it alone. The Emperor has promised the people a spectacular entertainment - but Domitian himself is a target for the old criminals' new schemes. Can the Undying Sun survive the winter solstice, or will criminal darkness descend upon Rome?
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AUNRT
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Davis, Lindsey
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maps
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Paull, Rodney
Series statement
A Flavia Albia novel
Series volume
[9]
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  • Flavia Albia
  • Festivals
  • Private investigators
  • Domestic relations
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Rome
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A comedy of terrors, Lindsey Davis ; [map drawn by Rodney Paull]
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volume
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  • nc
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  • cartographic image
  • text
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  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068365153
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781529374292
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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map
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(OCoLC)1225282922
Label
A comedy of terrors, Lindsey Davis ; [map drawn by Rodney Paull]
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068365153
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781529374292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1225282922

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