Search Results: "Lindsey Davis"


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LINDSEY LOST by Suzanne Marie Phillips
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Readers looking for a twisty, satisfying mystery should look elsewhere. (Mystery. 12-15)"
Life, death and suspicion in the pressure cooker of high-stakes teen athletics. Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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LAST ACT IN PALMYRA by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 1996

"For others: a long, dull journey."
It's a.d. 72 and once again detective-informer Marcus Didius Falco (The Iron Hand of Mars, 1993, etc.) undertakes a mission— this time for Emperor Vespasian's spymaster Anacrites—to gather information on the land of Nabatea, which Rome has ideas of annexing. Read full book review >

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DEADLY ELECTION by Lindsey Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2015

"Flavia's third case (Enemies at Home, 2014, etc.) benefits from the heroine's combination of archness and vulnerability and the author's deep knowledge of the period."
In ancient Rome, elections can be murder. Read full book review >

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ENEMIES AT HOME by Lindsey Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2014

"As the heroine become more fully fleshed, her challenges become more and more interesting."
In first-century Rome, the latest case for Flavia Albia—the daughter of veteran investigator Marcus Didius Falco who's followed him into the family business (The Ides of April, 2013)—threatens to send her into an early retirement. Read full book review >

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SEE DELPHI AND DIE by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"Falco's 17th case is as elegant and intelligent as any of its predecessors (Scandal Takes a Holiday, 2005, etc.)."
Murder at the ancient Olympic Games. Read full book review >

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A BODY IN THE BATHHOUSE by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Old fans and unhappy owners of remodeled homes will enjoy this excursion; others may send Falco a change order."
That cynical gum-sandal and paterfamilias with a heart of gold, Marcus Didius Falco (Ode to a Banker, 2001, etc.) travels to a cold and uncivilized outpost of the Empire—Britain—to take on an audit job for the Emperor, who is financing a new palace for the Togidubnus, king of the British barbarians. Read full book review >

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ODE TO A BANKER by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2001

"From the body in the library to the final gathering of suspects, Davis pays tribute to Agatha Christie, who did it first and better two thousand years later."
In his Marcus Didius Falco's 13th outing (One Virgin Too Many, 2000, etc.), something untoward happens to his toga again—not to mention what happens to Greek banker and literary patron Aurelius Chrysippus when someone jams a scroll rod up his nose and batters him to death in his library. Read full book review >

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ONE VIRGIN TOO MANY by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2000

"Davis makes a ritual sacrifice of Falco's cynicism, as he protects the weak and tweaks the privileged in an anachronistic triumph of middle-class family values over that old-time religion."
In Davis's Marcus Didius Falco series (Two for the Lions, 1999, etc.), the vision of a wisecracking hard-boiled detective skulking around Ancient Rome in a disreputable tunic either charms or irritates. Read full book review >

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TWO FOR THE LIONS by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1999

"The overextended plot and glut of characters ensure that this one is only for readers with a passion for the period."
Once again it's fun and games in first-century Rome with onetime informer Marcus Didius Falco (Three Hands in the Fountain, p. 256, etc.), now appointed by Emperor Vespasian as tax auditor for the Census, in partnership with scorned but useful ex-spy Anacrites. Read full book review >

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THE IRON HAND OF MARS by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1993

"More adventure than mystery this time, with an unmemorable supporting cast and the local color from Falco's latest travelogue overshadowing his ripe backchat—though some readers may like Falco best when he's most subdued."
Tacitus' ``year of four emperors''—A.D. 71. Read full book review >

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VENUS IN COPPER by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

Beatings by the Emperor Vespasian's flunkies; imprisoning on sundry trumped-up charges; surviving the collapse of his new building; tangling with killers, swindlers, and landlords; crossing swords and hearts with Helena Justina, the senator's daughter—in other words, business as usual for Marcus Didius Falco (Silver Pigs, Shadows in Bronze), sometime informer for the emperor, who's hired by the relatives of freedman/real-estate mogul Hortensius Novus to dig up enough dirt to discredit his oft-widowed fiancÇe, Severina Zotica, before she can marry and bury him. Read full book review >