Deadly Election

Deadly Election

Book - 2015
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"In the first century A.D., during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So, in July, she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, now retired as private informer, has taken up her father's former profession and it's time to get back to work. The first order business, however, is the corpse found in a chest sent as part of a large lot to be sold by the Falco family auction house. As the senior family representative in Rome, it falls upon Albia to find out who, why, and by whom. At the same time, her potential young man, Faustus, comes looking for help with his friend Sextus's political campaign. Between the auction business and Roman politics, it's not quite clear which one is the more under-handed and duplicitous. Both, however, are tied together by the mysterious body in the chest, and if Albia isn't able to solve that mystery, it won't be the only body to drop"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250063984
Branch Call Number: Mystery Dav
Characteristics: 309 pages : map ; 25 cm


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Aug 11, 2016

Very good, but with a few too many street directions for Imperial Rome. A good involved plot with the usual twists and surprises. Albia is a worthy successor to her father, Marcus Didius, and her rocky romance is very enjoyable. Very good read.

Mar 31, 2016

Terrific mystery !!! Keeps you guessing until the end with some interesting twists and turns. I really love all of the main characters and the theme of each story.

Feb 10, 2016

Flavia Albia is by all accounts a true outsider. She is a woman in a man’s profession (private informer). She is a former street urchin from a backwater province (Britannia) now working in the imperial capital of Rome. However she is the adopted daughter of the master himself, Marcus Didius Falco, now sensibly retired, so she has picked up some skills from him as well as having her own special tricks due to her gender and street survival skills. These will be helpful as she discovers a strongbox for sale in her family’s auction business has not one but twice produced a corpse. After twenty adventures with Falco, Lindsey Davis has given us a worthy successor with Falvia Albia in this her third outing

Jul 31, 2015

I am enjoying this series about Flavia Albia which is a follow-up to Lindsey Davis's first series about Marcus Didius Falco, Flavia's adoptive father.The machinations of Ancient Rome are well-integrated in the mysterious murder.


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Jan 20, 2016

She had good bones. Her face could have been pretty, given a lighter expression. She glared at me, a cold-blooded soul, who was a punishment to herself. She had never had to suffer as I had, yet she would never be as carefree as I was. Perhaps she saw that. Perhaps that was what annoyed her.


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