The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Flavia Albia 4 (Falco: The New Generation)

 
9781473613379: The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Flavia Albia 4 (Falco: The New Generation)

Rome, August AD 89. 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 run-down building, a bar called the Garden of the Hesperides, where they uncover human remains buried in the backyard. For years there had been rumors that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a barmaid, and these are presumably her remains. In the choice between planning a big wedding to-do 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 Albia gets closer to the truth behind the bodies in the backyard, her investigation has put her in the crosshairs--which might be the only way she'll get out of the wedding preparations and away from all her relatives who are so very anxious to help out.

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Lindsey Davis is an English novelist best known for her award-winning historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. The acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series earned her the Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, and Alexandria made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is also the author of the acclaimed historical novels The Course of Honor and Rebels and Traitors. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the 2011 Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for lifetime achievement. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, she read English at Oxford and worked for the civil service for thirteen years before becoming a writer.

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"Davis’s characterisation is memorable and her dialogue sharp. ... Superbly lively and fast-paced." - Historical Novel Society

"Well-researched but never heavy-handed in presenting its scholarship, The Graveyard Of The Hesperides is an entertaining tale of detection in Ancient Rome, with a heroine whose opinions are easy to sympathize with, despite the gap of centuries." - Criminal Element

"This is the probably the best of the Falco stories so far, by turns brutal and brilliant, but always clever and witty with some sparkling dialogue and genuinely comic moments, offset by shrewd social comment and a surprisingly touching love story. It’s set against a totally believable and colourful background, and rattles along at breakneck pace to a spectacular climax." - Crime Review

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