Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

book price comparison
Search our site
A Country Escape by Katie Fforde Read the opening extract of the brand new Katie Fforde book before its publication on 22/02/2018

Enemies at Home Falco: The New Generation by Lindsey Davis
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Marcus Didius Falco was Lindsey Davis’ bestselling Roman detective, who across twenty novels solved crimes and helped us explore Davis’ unique and brilliant take on Ancient Rome. Now a new era has begun as Falco’s daughter Flavia Albia takes on the family business and shows us a side of Rome rarely explored. A young married couple have been murdered, their silver stolen and their slaves fled to sanctuary and Albia must get to the bottom of the mystery. Well plotted, hugely entertaining and as full of fascinating detail as you’d expect from one of our greatest Ancient Rome novelists.

If you like Lindsey Davis you might also like to read books by Rosemary Rowe, Allan Massie and SJ Parris.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Those who regretted Davis retiring the much-loved Falco need not have worried; her series featuring Falco’s daughter Flavia is just as diverting. We first encountered Flavia in the splendid The Ides of April, and this time a mysterious death at a local villa seems to point to the household slaves – but Flavia is not convinced. As ever, the historical detail in Enemies at Home is impeccable (that’s an absolute given in any Lindsey Davis novel), but it’s the wonderfully inventive plotting – always completely airtight – that keeps the reader’s attention nailed to the page.
~ The Good Book Guide

Synopsis

Enemies at Home Falco: The New Generation by Lindsey Davis

From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the second novel in her all-new series set in Ancient Rome. We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator. An outsider in more ways than one, Albia has unique insight into life in ancient Rome, and she puts it to good use going places no man could go, and asking questions no man could ask. Even as the dust settles from her last case, Albia finds herself once again drawn into a web of lies and intrigue. Two mysterious deaths at a local villa may be murder and, as the household slaves are implicated, Albia is once again forced to involve herself. Her fight is not just for truth and justice, however; this time, she's also battling for the very lives of people who can't fight for themselves. Enemies at Home presents Ancient Rome as only Lindsey Davis can, offering wit, intrigue, action and the further adventures of a brilliant new heroine who promises to be as celebrated as Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina, her fictional predecessors.

About the Author

Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis's first Falco novel, The Silver Pigs, was published in 1989. Since then, her novel Two For the Lions won the inaugural Ellis Peters Historical Dagger in 1998, and in 1999 she received the Sherlock Award for Best Comic Detective for her creation, Marcus Didius Falco. Lindsey's last ten novels have all been Sunday Times hardback bestsellers. She was born in Birmingham but now lives in Greenwich. In 2011 The Crime Writers' Association announced that the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in the UK crime writing world, went to Lindsey Davis.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Lindsey Davis

More books by Lindsey Davis
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.lindseydavis.co.uk/

Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites

Historical mysteries

ISBN

9781444766608

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools