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.
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.
Publication date: 23/10/2014
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||23rd October 2014|
|Publisher:||Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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 About Lindsey Davis