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In ancient Rome, often the people Romans feared most were the ""enemies at home,"" the slaves under their own roofs. Because of this, Roman law decreed that if the head of a household was murdered at home, and the culprit wasn't quickly discovered, his slaves-- all of them, guilty or not-- were presumed responsible and put to death. When a couple is found dead in their bedroom, some of their slaves know what is about to happen. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which is respected as a haven for refugees. The authorities, under pressure from all sides to find a solution, ask Flavia Albia, a private informer like her father, Marcus Didius Falco, to solve the murders.
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LINDSEY DAVIS is the author of The New York Times bestselling series of historical mysteries featuring Marcus Didius Falco. She lives in London.Review:
“Davis combines excellent research, expansive knowledge, and vivid writing to immerse readers in ancient Rome. The people and the places of the city seem both authentic and familiar...a great read!” ―Library Journal on The Ides of April
“The Flavia Albia series promises to be every bit as exciting and enduring as the Falco mysteries.” ―Booklist (starred review)
“Davis delights. . .with her trademark blend of quirky characters and rich period detail. Readers can anticipate Flavia Albia to be a compelling presence for years to come.” ―Booklist (starred review) on Ides of April
“Flavia proves a worthy successor to her wily father and, as always, under all the excitement runs the solidity of Davis's historical knowledge” ―The Independent (UK) on The Ides of April
“Flavia Albia makes her debut courtesy of the author of the long-running Marcus Didius Falco series (Nemesis, 2010, etc.). This installment includes the same helpful map of the city and cast of characters and a feistier style...Flavia demonstrates appealing wit and grit.” ―Kirkus Reviews on The Ides of April
“Entertaining ... taut and deftly woven. Albia is a witty and attractive addition to the roster of his family and as ever with a Davis novel―the narration is done so delightfully that the final impression is curiously warm and uplifting.” ―The Guardian (London) on The Ides of April
“Davis ingeniously breathes life into her Ancient Rome series...Provides hope that Flavia could have as long a literary run as Marcus” ―Publishers Weekly on The Ides of April
“Davis's sequel to 2013's The Ides of April boasts a strong female lead, [and]... vividly portrays the setting, ‘a poisoned city, where a paranoid emperor had caused often-lethal mistrust,'” ―Publishers Weekly on Enemies at Home
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Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1504637909