Book List:39 titles
  • In Rome, ruled by the erratic Emperor Domitian, Flavia Albia is dragged into the worst sort of investigation―a politically charged murder―in Lindsey Davis’s next historical mystery, A Capitol Death.A man falls to his death from the Tarpeian Roc...



  • A suspicious death and subsequent murder send Flavia Albia down a twisted path to expose corruption and betrayal in Lindsey Davis’s next historical mystery, Pandora's Boy. First century Rome is not the quiet, orderly city that it pretends to be ...


  • Intrigue―and possibly treason―swirl around the hall of power in Rome when yet another Nero pretender emerges to challenge the Emperor. In 90 A.D., following the Saturninus revolt in Germany, the Emperor Domitian has become more paranoid about ...


  • In the late August of AD 79 the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum are going about their normal business in the late summer heat. Two of them have a room share arrangement: Nonius, scrounger, thief and failed pimp works by night and sleeps by day...


  • 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 da...


  • In the first century A.D., during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So despite the oppressive July heat, she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, t...


  • Marcus Didius Alexander Postumus is a special boy. He is twelve, or perhaps eleven. He has two mothers and various possible fathers, so he worries who will take care of him. He is self-confident yet vulnerable, intelligent yet sinister. He knows not ...


  • “There are rules for private informers accepting a new case. Never take on clients who cannot pay you. Never do favours for friends. Don’t work with relatives. If, like me, you are a woman, keep clear of men you find attractive. “Will I nev...






  • Martin Watts, a bookseller, is captured by Royalists. Jane Afton's brother Nat is taken too. They suffer inhumane treatment as prisoners-of-war. In Oxford Castle jailor William Smith tortures, beats, starves and deprives his helpless victims. Can Ja...


  • Falco: The Next Generation Flavia Albia has taken up her father's profession. Only, now Rome is a more dangerous, mercurial place than it was back in dear old dad’s day . . . Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Hel...



  • From New York Times bestselling novelist Lindsey Davis comes an epic novel of first-century Rome and the Emperor Domitian, known to all of the Roman world as Master and God Set in the reign of the Emperor Domitian in first-century Rome, Master an...


  • "As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes..." So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the For...


  • The much awaited latest installment in this New York Times bestselling series brings Marcus Didius Falco back to the city of Rome and its deadly, convoluted intrigues In the high summer of A.D. 77, Roman informer Marcus Didius Falco is beset by perso...


  • A groundbreaking historical novel set in the English Civil War. Rebels and Traitors is a groundbreaking departure for this most admired of British authors, returning to Lindsey Davis' first love in historical fiction, the English Civil War. Sweeping...


  • In first century A.D. Rome, during the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private “informer,” often for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations with their wives, ...


  • WHEN IN ROME, DEATH TAKES NO HOLIDAY... It’s 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for “informer” Marcus Didius Falco. His...


  • It’s A.D. 76 during the reign of Vespasian, and Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman “informer,” has achieved much in his life. He’s joined the equestrian rank, allowing him to marry Helena Justina, the Senator’s beloved daughter. But now he’s ju...


  • THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL MAY PROVE DEADLY... As an "informer"--a private detective--Marcus Didius Falco has an insider's knowledge of the Empire's less than glorious side. He's also been in the middle of its most dangerous secrets more than onc...


  • Newly returned from far-flung Londinium and in need of work, Marcus Didius Falco agrees to look into the death of Rubirius Metellus. Convicted of corruption, the rich senator committed suicide--and in doing so, relieved his family of paying his debts...


  • In this sensational new novel in her "top-drawer series" (Newsday), Lindsey Davis sets her Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco, on the wild streets of London, where he'll need both his sharp wit and sharpened sword to survive in the city along the T...


  • in Mysterious Pleasures

    'Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool. A clever fool -- perhaps -- but a fool just the same' RAYMOND CHANDLER Ever since its creation in 1953, the Crime Writers' Association has celebrated and champione...



  • Some things never change. With his new villa, Falco also gets a timeless headache-building contractors. After the departure of two shady plasterers, a rank odor in the bathhouse soon leads to the discovery of a corpse under the mosaic floor. Should F...


  • Can a tough detective possess the soul of a poet? After a public reading brings him rousing applause, Falco receives an offer to have his work published. But his ego takes a beating when the banker Chrysippus demands payment for putting the verse on ...


  • Marcus Didius Falco is a cynical, hard-boiled investigator living in first-century Rome. His latest case finds him drawn into the world of the Roman religious cults and the murder of a member of the Sacred Brotherhoods....


  • Marcus Didius Falco, bored with a tax collection job, longs for a good murder. Then someone stabs the Empire's executioner. Feared by all, Leonidas the lion doled out justice with a swift, sure blow... before he ate the offender. Joining the hunt for...







  • in Malice Domestic 6

    Esteemed mystery writer Anne Perry, author of twenty-five novels and two acclaimed detective series, heads up a delectable cast of contemporary writers, the very best from both sides of the Atlantic. In the tradition of Britain's honored crime writer...


    • 1996
    • / Historical Mystery
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    Surprisingly, nobody is poisoned at the Society of Olive Oil Producers banquet. The attempted murder of Rome's Chief Spy occurs immediately afterward. Suspicion, like the Italian night, quickly falls on the dinner's sinuous dancer, a lady who has alr...


    • 1996
    • / Historical Mystery
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    From spectacles at the Colosseum to sub rosa schemes in the Forum, Lindsey Davis "makes ancient Rome feel as real as ... L.A." says Publishers Weekly. This time, her series detective, the tough-skinned Marcus Didius Falco, must dive into a chilling c...


    • 1995
    • / Historical Mystery
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    Roman law allows every citizen condemned to death "time to depart"--in other words, time to skip town. No matter how hard Marcus Didius Falco worked to convict Balbinus Pius, the dirtiest underworld organizer in the empire, the man has gotten away sc...


    • 1994
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    There are times when a shamus has to get out of town, even in A.D. 72. With money and woman troubles mounting in Rome, Falco is heading east to search for a missing Roman Circus performer and to carry out a secret spy mission for the Emperor. The wom...


    • 1993
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    After six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome. But his apartment has been ransacked. And although, he desperately needs 400,000 sesterces in order to marry his aristocratic love, Helena, his only c...


    • 1992
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    When wild Germanic troops in the service of the Empire begin to rebel, and a Roman general disappears, the worried Emperor Vespasian turns to the one man he can trust: Marcus Didius Falco, Imperial Rome's answer to Columbo. To Falco, an undercover...


    • 1991
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    The way Marcus Didius Falco sees it, no one can claim the monopoly on sleaze and corruption in the Eternal City because the competition is so keen. Most recently a Palace spy for the Emperor Vespasian, Falco is now in private service, trying to preve...


    • 1990
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    Friends, Romans, countrymen, Marcus Didius Falco, Ancient Rome's favorite son and sometime palace spy, returns to aid the Emperor Vespasian himself. This time citizen Falco has been charged with finding the culprits who are plotting Vespasian's imper...


    • 1989
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    One fine day, A.D. 70, comely blonde Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the lam from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P .I. Falco wants to know w...