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The Resource The graveyard of the Hesperides, Lindsey Davis

The graveyard of the Hesperides, Lindsey Davis

Label
The graveyard of the Hesperides
Title
The graveyard of the Hesperides
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In first century Rome, Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till but this isn't a typical day. Her beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar called The Garden of the Hesperides, only to uncover human remains buried in the backyard. There have been rumours for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a barmaid and these are presumably her remains. In the choice between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder. Or murders, as more and more remains are uncovered, revealing that something truly horrible has been going on at the Hesperides. As she gets closer to the truth behind the bodies in the backyard, Albia's investigation has put her in the cross-hairs which might be the only way she'll get out of the wedding and away from all her relatives who are desperate to 'help.'"--
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Summary
"In first century Rome, Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till but this isn't a typical day. Her beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar called The Garden of the Hesperides, only to uncover human remains buried in the backyard. There have been rumors for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a bar maid and these are presumably her remains. In the choice between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder. Or murders, as more and more remains are uncovered, revealing that something truly horrible has been going on at the Hesperides.As she gets closer to the truth behind the bodies in the backyard, Albia's investigation has put her in the cross-hairs which might be the only way she'll get out of the wedding and away from all her relatives who are desperate to 'help.'"--
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485714
Cataloging source
VYML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Lindsey
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Flavia Albia series
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weddings
  • Women private investigators
  • Murder
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
Label
The graveyard of the Hesperides, Lindsey Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published by: Hodder & Stoughton, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057267648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781473613379
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946672210
Label
The graveyard of the Hesperides, Lindsey Davis
Publication
Note
First published by: Hodder & Stoughton, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057267648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9781473613379
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946672210

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