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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
11 April
Hodder & Stoughton
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Frannytom ,

Couldn't put it down!

Lindsey Davis has done it again. Starting her new series with Marcus' daughter Albia as the front runner was inspired and what a likeable character.
I so enjoyed hearing all of Lindsey's dry humour and clever wit coming through the mouth of this ballsy woman.
References to Marcus and family was delightful, and a little bit of romance was welcome too. Well done Lindsey , am looking forward to the next one. And may you never give up producing such enjoyable works.

Kangaman ,


Not up to the standard of the previous Marcus Didius mysteries. While the book is well researched the plot is weak. The writing style seems different to previous books and could almost have been written by a different author. Have read all of the previous offering from Lindsey Davis this offering is a disappointment.

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