Lindsey Davis

Books by Lindsey Davis

A Comedy of Terrors

While Roman detective Flavia Albia tries to come to terms with a new role, her magistrate husband becomes involved in a case which threatens not only the family but also the future of the empire itself.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by John Cleal

The Grove of the Caesars

Flavia Albia becomes involved in the hunt for a serial killer operating in the gardens left to the people of Rome by Julius Caesar. At the same time, her parallel investigation into fraudulent Greek philosophical texts leads to another killer.

Reviewed on 25 April 2020 by John Cleal

A Capitol Death

Informer Flavia Albia must discover how an unpopular overseer met a death which threatens the triumphal procession of the Emperor Domitian.

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by John Cleal

Pandora's Boy

Flavia Albia investigates the suspicious death of a young girl on the Quirinale Hill, home of Rome’s wealthiest and most aristocratic and ancient citizens

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by John Cleal

The Third Nero

Flavia Albia must expose a plotter at the heart of Rome’s government who could plunge the city and empire into civil war.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by John Cleal

The Graveyard of the Hesperides

Flavia Albia is preparing for her wedding. But when workmen uncover six bodies in the backyard of a downmarket bar, she and husband-to-be Manlius Faustus must unravel a dark secret.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by John Cleal

Deadly Election

When a body is discovered in a chest at one of Falco’s auctions, his private-eye daughter Flavia Albia uncovers a trail of revenge and hatred set amid the politics of Domitian’s Rome.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by John Cleal

Enemies At Home

Investigator Flavia Albia is hired to discover who killed a newly-wed couple. The main suspects are their slaves, but they have sought sanctuary in a temple. Together with aedile Manlius Faustus, Falco’s adopted daughter sets out to uncover the truth.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by John Cleal