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The Resource The ides of April, Lindsey Davis

The ides of April, Lindsey Davis

Label
The ides of April
Title
The ides of April
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian, Flavia Albia is hired to investigate a fatal accident, an investigation that turns sinister when her client dies under suspicious circumstances that place Flavia's reputation at stake
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Writing style
Character
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10181556
Cataloging source
BT
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Davis, Lindsey
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Flavia Albia mystery
Series volume
1
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  • Women private investigators
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
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a Flavia Albia mystery
Label
The ides of April, Lindsey Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050725326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9781444755824
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The ides of April, Lindsey Davis
Publication
Control code
000050725326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9781444755824
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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