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Desperate Undertaking

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529354706

Price: £24.99

ON SALE: 7th April 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

The next witty, must-listen book in the Flavia Albia series.

Rome, the very end of December. The Field of Mars is packed with monuments, none more beautiful than Domitian’s new Odeon and Stadium. But the area has been overtaken by ugly events: elaborately staged murders. Someone bears a spectacular grudge against the theatrical community, and intends to get revenge in the most spectacular way possible. The killer’s method is to re-enact bloody scenes from the gruesome side of popular theatre, where characters in plays really die on stage.

A figure from the past wants Flavia Albia’s father to investigate, but Falco is out of Rome for the holidays. Albia seizes the commission. And begins to regret doing so almost immediately. ‘The undertaker did it!’ the first victim croaks before expiring. This seems to make no sense, because surely people are already dead when they go to their funeral?

Though there is a serial killer at large, the authorities would prefer a cover-up but Albia is driven to discover what is going on. How much blood must be shed before the mania ends? And could her own family be on the list for a frightful stage death?

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