Flavia Albia

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 557 ratings

The Ides of April Publisher's Summary

Falco: the new generation - Introducing Flavia Albia. Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome.

A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city, yet she is warned off by the authorities. The vigils are incompetent. The local magistrate is otherwise engaged, organising the Games of Ceres, notorious for its ancient fox-burning ritual.

Even Albia herself is preoccupied with a new love affair: Andronicus, an attractive archivist, offers all that a love-starved young widow can want, even though she knows better than to take him home to meet the parents...As the festival progresses, her neighbourhood descends into mayhem and becomes the heartless killer's territory. While Albia and her allies search for him, he stalks them through familiar byways and brings murder ever closer to home.

The Ides of April is vintage Lindsey Davis, offering wit, intrigue, action and a brilliant new heroine who promises to be as celebrated as Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina, her fictional predecessors.

©2013 Lindsey Davis (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 1

    • The Ides of April

    • Falco: The New Generation
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Falco: the new generation - Introducing Flavia Albia.Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome.A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city, yet she is warned off by the authorities.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Are women really that stupid?

    • By Joan on 07-13-14

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Ides of April

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    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; from her father, she learned the tricks of their mutual professional trade. But her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers alone. Now, working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father’s old ramshackle digs at Fountain Court in the Surbura district, where she plies her trade with energy, determination, and the usual Falco luck.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Prefer dead old dad

    • By readqueen on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Enemies at Home

    • Flavia Albia Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the second novel in her all-new series set in Ancient Rome. We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: Young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator.

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    • Enemies at Home

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    In ancient Rome, the number of slaves was far greater than that of free citizens. As a result, often the people Romans feared most were the "enemies at home," the slaves under their own roofs. Because of this, Roman law decreed that if the head of a household was murdered at home, and the culprit wasn't quickly discovered, his slaves - all of them, guilty or not - were presumed responsible and were put to death...without exception.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By dgls on 02-15-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2.5

    • The Spook Who Spoke Again

    • A Flavia Albia Short Story
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Marcus Didius Alexander Postumus is a special boy. He is 12 or perhaps 11. 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 many people like him. When his birth mother, Thalia the snake-dancer, takes him to live with her troupe of exotic performers, Postumus sees it as useful experience even though it involves him mucking out menagerie cages. No one anticipates how much havoc he will wreak.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining listen. Adequate story. Enjoyable narrator.

    • By Derek Partridge on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $5.15

  • Book 3

    • Deadly Election

    • Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 3)
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine, Flavia Albia, in her third novel.In the blazing July heat of imperial Rome, Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse. It has been discovered in lots to be auctioned by her family business, so she's determined to identify the dead man and learn how he met his gruesome end. The investigation will give her a chance to work with the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, the friend she sadly knows to be the last chaste man in Rome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lindsey Davis back on top form

    • By njilla on 12-11-15

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    • Deadly Election

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    In the first century AD, during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So in July she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, who is now retired as private informer, has taken up her father's former profession, and it's time to get back to work. The first order of business, however, is the corpse found in a chest sent as part of a large lot to be sold by the Falco family auction house.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • To many characters

    • By David on 01-18-17

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  • Book 4

    • The Graveyard of the Hesperides

    • Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 4)
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Sarah Feathers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her fourth novel. Life is sweet for Flavia Albia and her soon-to-be husband Faustus. But his new job as a building contractor runs into a problem: At the Garden of the Hesperides a barmaid went missing years before; now the workmen start unearthing her bones. Albia takes on the task of finding out what happened.

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    • The Graveyard of the Hesperides

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Sarah Feathers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Rome, August AD 89. 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration

    • By Bridget on 08-01-16

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  • Book 5

    • 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
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble - her new husband may be permanently disabled, and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst, she is obliged to accept their commission. The plot could not be bigger. Ever since he died in AD 68, apparently by his own hand, Rome has been haunted by reports that Emperor Nero is in fact very much alive and about to return to claim his throne.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Female "Falco"

    • By Cynthia on 11-20-17
    • Flavia Albia, Book 5 (Falco: The New Generation)
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-06-17
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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    • The Third Nero

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In AD 90, following the Saturninus revolt in Germany, the emperor Domitian has become more paranoid about traitors and dissenters around him. This leads to several senators and even provincial governors facing charges and being executed for supposed crimes of conspiracy and insulting the emperor. Wanting to root out all the supports of Saturninus from the Senate, one of Domitian's men offers to hire Flavia Alba to do some intelligence work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another complex caper in ancient Rome

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-04-18

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  • Book 6

    • Pandora's Boy

    • Flavia Albia, Book 6 (Falco: The New Generation)
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Flavia Albia is a private investigator, always drawn to an intriguing puzzle - even if it is put to her by her new husband's hostile ex-wife. On the Quirinal Hill, Clodia Volumnia, a very young girl with stars in her eyes, has died, amid suggestions that she was poisoned by a love potion. It will have been supplied by a local witch, who goes by the name of Pandora, though Albia learns that Pandora carries on a trade in herbal beauty products while hiding much more dangerous connections.

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    • Pandora's Boy

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    First-century Rome is not the quiet, orderly city that it pretends to be. Over on the Quirinal Hill, a naive young girl has died, and there's a suggestion that she was poisoned by a love potion. Looking into the matter, Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, soon discovers the young girl was a handful, and her so-called friends were not as friendly as they should have been. When a friend of Albia's is murdered, things take an even more serious turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - timeless in topics!

    • By SophiaMarie on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 7

    • A Capitol Death

    • Flavia Albia, Book 7
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The next book in the gripping Flavia Albia series, by acclaimed author Lindsey Davis. A tragic accident...or was it? Emperor 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. But an old woman comes forward, insisting that the man was in fact pushed - and she refuses to leave it alone. Tiberius is soon dragged in to find out what really happened, and swiftly passes the job to Flavia Albia. 

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