The heir to Marcus Didius Falco appears in her debut mystery. Strangely, the author--a woman--writes a better male protagonist than female protagonist, so the character feels as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. M. Massi
The second star is for the sense of ancient Rome, which is well-conveyed, and lingering fondness for the Falco novels.
This was a most mystifying book. Read more
Excellent characters, pace, plot by a classical scholar. I enjoy Flavia Alba, a bit of Stephanie Plum for the 1st century crowd.Published 2 months ago by Allison Milligan
I think I am giving the book 4 stars out of nostalgia for the Falco books. Flavia isn't a slug, but she lacks the knockabout humor and sometimes real action of her... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sherry Mazzetti
It's not nearly as appealing to me and family as Marcus Didius Falco has been consistently. I hope Lindsey Davis returns to Marcus and Helena and Petro as his main characters... Read morePublished 4 months ago by P
If you like Falco then you will like his daughter. If you like Ancient Rome and want a feel of everyday life then this is a great book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Martha Jones
Although I'm afraid there will be no more Marcus Didius Falco books from Ms. Davis now that she's started a new series, I have to say I am eagerly awaiting the next Flavia Albia... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Constant Rearder
For anyone who needed a "fix" for their addiction to Falco and company, this novel (and the next one) are a tragic disappointment. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rebecca Denova, Ph. D.