Lindsey Davis
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Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis' Roman novels begin chronologically with The Course of Honour, the love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. Her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy; there is a reader handboook, 'Falco: the Official Companion'. 'Master and God' set in the time of the Emperor Domitian, was published in 2012. A new series, featuring Flavia Albia, began in 2013 and is rivalling Falco in popularity. Her two Roman series have associated download-only novellas, 'The Spook Who Spoke Again' and 'Vesuvius By Night. She has also written an epic novel of the English Civil War and Commonwealth, 'Rebels and Traitors' and a short book set in that period in the Quickreads series, 'A Cruel Fate.. Her books are translated into many languages and serialised on BBC Radio 4. Past Chair of the Crimewriters' Association and a Vice President of the Classical Association, she was Chair of the UK SOciety of Authors (2012) She has won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective. She has also been awarded the Premio Colosseo for enhancing the image of Rome, and the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement as a mystery writer.
She was born in Birmingham and now lives there.

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Best Sellers

    • A Capitol Death

    • Flavia Albia, Book 7
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Domitian has been awarded (or rather, has demanded) yet another Triumph to celebrate two so-called victories. Preparations are going smoothly until one of the men overseeing arrangements for the celebration accidentally falls to his death from a cliff on the symbolic Capitoline Hill....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Silver Pigs

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    This is the classic novel that introduced people around the world to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narrator, Good Story

    • By Rock Hound on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Ides of April

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mother, she learned how to blend in at all levels of society....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Prefer dead old dad

    • By readqueen on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Poseidon's Gold

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    After six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome - but his apartment has been ransacked....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Falco Adventure!

    • By Stephen M. Fitzgerald on 12-18-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Iron Hand of Mars

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    When Germanic troops in the service of the empire begin to rebel and a Roman general disappears, Emperor Vespasian turns to the one man he can trust: Marcus Didius Falco....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By G. M. on 10-15-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Third Nero

    • Flavia Albia, Book 5 (Falco: The New Generation)
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble - her husband may be permanently disabled, and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to expose a plotter in their midst, she is obliged....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Female "Falco"

    • By Cynthia on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Scandal Takes a Holiday

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Infamia, the pen name of the gossip columnist for the Daily Gazette, has gone missing, and his fellow scribes have employed Falco to bring him back....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Falco always takes the tough cases...

    • By Brain doc mom on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Shadows in Bronze

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    It's the first century AD, and Marcus Didius Falco, ancient Rome's favorite son and sometimes palace spy, has just been dealt a lousy blow from the gods....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give Simon Prebble a try!

    • By Theresa M. O'Malley on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Dying Light in Corduba

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Surprisingly, nobody is poisoned at the Society of Olive Oil Producers banquet; the attempted murder of Rome's chief spy occurs immediately afterward....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible author. Perfect reader.

    • By S. Williams on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Nemesis

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    In the high summer of 77 AD, Roman informer Marcus Didius Falco is beset by personal problems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyman's Rome

    • By Jeanette Beth Means on 12-13-10

    Regular price: $20.97

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