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Review of ‘Enemies at Home’ by Lindsey Davis

The second Flavia Albia story following on from the Falco series. I enjoyed this book much more than the previous one. It drew me in and had me wanting to read more. This was an interesting story set in a Roman home dealing with attitudes to slaves and those of different social standing. Lindsey has a great grasp of Roman life and it comes over very well in this book. I will not let the plot out  as that ruins the fun of reading it. The only complaint I have is that I thought the ending was contrived and limp.

Review of ‘Two for the Lions’ by L Davis

‘Two for the Lions’ by Lindsey Davis the tenth book in the Falco  series and the 3rd I have read. Falco and Helena get involved in the census in Rome and the killing of a lion.  Not a bad read, not as good as ‘Last Act in Palmyra’ but better than ‘The Silver Pigs’. Falco has a set of adventures while working for the emperor, as usual betrayal confusion and false leads follow. I enjoyed reading this book and learning more about Roman lives. A interesting plot with twists, humour and a unusual outcome.

Last Act in Palmyra by Lindsey Davis a review

This is the third book of Lindsey’s I have read and maybe the best, this one is the sixth of her Falco series. I really loved this read, the story took me on a journey from Rome to Palmyra and lots of places between. The plot was clever and kept me guessing all the way. The characters were easy to believe and draw me in to their stories.  The underlying plots where good as well, more of Falco’s love life with the senators daughter plus other character interactions. For a long time I thought Chremes might have dressed as a man, the number of possible killers and or victims made for a great read.

Well worth reading this one if you like historical thrillers.

The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis

Although this is the second book of Lindsey’s I have read, first one here, it is the first in her run of books on investigations in Rome. As it was the first I can forgive the fact that I found some of it quite boring, however it was an interesting story line and I enjoyed reading it. The story goes from Rome to Britain and back again looking for the reason a young lady died. There are some interesting twists and turns in it. It also like the other book shows up the political dynamics in Rome and how it affected all strands of life. You can even see links to how USA politics work.

Review of ‘The Ides of April’ by Lindsey Davis

‘The ides of April’ is a detective story set in Rome in 98AD, it is an enjoyable read. Lindsey knows her background so as you read you get taken back to Rome under the emperor’s with the terror of the state as well as how the normal people lived. The hero, Flavia Albia, is a woman which makes for an interesting story as women had few rights in ancient Rome. The plot is neat and convoluted, even if I had worked it out before the conclusion.  As I got further into the story I found I just wanted to keep reading to find out what was happening next.  This is Lindsey’s new adventurer book after 20 novels about Marcus Falco, I must leek for some of those as well as I expect they are equally as good to read.

A book well worth reading I think most people will enjoy it.