Davis is the absolute mistress of making the reader feel entirely immersed in her tale. For the aficionados, this is another absolute winner. For those who haven't met the familia Falco before, Flavia Albia is prettier than Poirot and smarter than Sherlock! If you don't tread in her elegantly sandalled steps, you've missed a genuine detective treat.
Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real
Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre . . . Davis's squalid, vibrant Rome is as pleasurable as ever
Praise for A Capitol Death:
For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed
This excellent Roman mystery, enriched by Davis's 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
Davis does her usual brilliant job of integrating the history of the period, warts and all, with a fast-paced and fair whodunit.
In this witty novel by the mistress of Roman crime, the reader is transported behind the scenes of a Triumph into a fascinating world of actors, costumiers and animal trainers, all united in their hatred of the murdered man.
Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series:
Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge. She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome
Remarkably fresh... Author Lindsey Davis balances grit and frivolity with ease. Flavia feels like the love child of Philip Marlowe and Carrie Bradshaw-she's on the case, observing and reporting with care, but keeps a running line of saucy commentary on everyone throughout.
Fashioning modern methods of investigation as well as other 21st century conventions into acceptable practices in the daily life of ancient Rome may sound like an insurmountable task, but author Davis does it with aplomb.