The Ides of April: A Flavia Albia Mystery (Flavia Albia Series)
Falco: the subsequent Generation––Flavia Albia has taken up her father's occupation. in simple terms, now Rome is a extra risky, mercurial position than it used to be again in pricey outdated dad's day . . .
Flavia Albia is the followed daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mom, she realized how you can combination in in any respect degrees of society; from her father, she discovered the methods in their mutual specialist alternate. yet her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers on my own.
Now, operating as a personal informer in Rome throughout the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father's outdated ramshackle digs at Fountain court docket within the Surbura district, the place she plies her exchange with strength, decision, and the standard Falco success. lately employed to aid examine a deadly coincidence, she unearths herself caught with a very lousy individual for a shopper and dealing with a well-heeled, well-connected opponent.
That is, until eventually her buyer unexpectedly dies below what could be known as "suspicious circumstances." whereas this isn't an important loss for society, it's a loss for Flavia Albia's pocket. Even worse, it is only one of a chain of comparable deaths for which she now reveals herself less than suspicion. earlier than issues pass from abysmal to worse, Flavia needs to deal with what's taking place, and who's dependable, in Lindsey Davis' The Ides of April.
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