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The graveyard of the Hesperides / Lindsey Davis.

By: Davis, Lindsey [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Davis, Lindsey. Flavia Albia mystery: Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016Copyright date: �2016Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 325 pages : map ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250078902; 1250078903.Subject(s): Women private investigators -- Rome -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Rome -- Fiction | FICTION -- Mystery & Detective -- Historical | FICTION -- Mystery & Detective -- Women Sleuths | Murder -- Investigation | Women private investigators | Rome (Empire)Genre/Form: Historical fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fiction. | Historical fiction. | Fiction. | Mystery fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823/.914 Other classification: FIC022060 | FIC022040 Online resources: Cover image Summary: "In first century Rome, Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till but this isn't a typical day. Her beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar called The Garden of the Hesperides, only to uncover human remains buried in the backyard. There have been rumors for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a bar maid and these are presumably her remains. In the choice between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder. Or murders, as more and more remains are uncovered, revealing that something truly horrible has been going on at the Hesperides. As she gets closer to the truth behind the bodies in the backyard, Albia's investigation has put her in the cross-hairs which might be the only way she'll get out of the wedding and away from all her relatives who are desperate to 'help.'"-- Provided by publisher.
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"In first century Rome, Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till but this isn't a typical day. Her beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar called The Garden of the Hesperides, only to uncover human remains buried in the backyard. There have been rumors for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a bar maid and these are presumably her remains. In the choice between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder. Or murders, as more and more remains are uncovered, revealing that something truly horrible has been going on at the Hesperides. As she gets closer to the truth behind the bodies in the backyard, Albia's investigation has put her in the cross-hairs which might be the only way she'll get out of the wedding and away from all her relatives who are desperate to 'help.'"-- Provided by publisher.

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