The Graveyard of the Hesperides: A Flavia Albia Novel (Flavia Albia Series)

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9781250131157: The Graveyard of the Hesperides: A Flavia Albia Novel (Flavia Albia Series)

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.'

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About the Author:

LINDSEY DAVIS is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of historical mysteries featuring Marcus Didius Falco, which started with The Silver Pigs, and the mysteries featuring Falco's daughter, Flavia Albia, which started with The Ides of April. She has also authored a few acclaimed historical novels, including The Course of Honour. She lives in Birmingham, UK.

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''Flavia, an informer (the ancient Roman equivalent of a PI) who believes in justice above all else, sets out to identify the remains and solve a very cold case -- which becomes more complex after she finds evidence of a previously unsuspected crime.'' --Publishers Weekly

''Albia races against the clock to catch the killer before her wedding day. Davis' fourth case for her heroine is long on drollery, unpacking its tricky murder puzzle piecemeal.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''[In] this thoroughly satisfying fourth outing for Flavia Albia...there is plenty of drama and danger...but there is also a hearty helping of Davis' well-placed humor.'' --Booklist

''Davis...has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome.'' --Times (London), praise for the author

''This excellent Roman mystery, enriched by Davis' characteristic wit and thorough understanding of the period, takes a darker turn as Flavia delves into Rome's poorest streets, rife with prostitution, exploitation, thuggery, and murder.'' --Sunday Express (London)

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