The Graveyard of the Hesperides
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Graveyard of the Hesperides


  • Author: Lindsey Davis
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 1968487 Bytes


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 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. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar called The Garden of the Hesperides, only to uncover human remains buried in the backyard. There have been rumors for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a bar maid and these are presumably her remains. In the choice between plan...

The Graveyard of the Hesperides
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The Graveyard of the Hesperides


  • Author : Lindsey Davis
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473613386


The Graveyard of the Hesperides Book Description :

From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the fourth 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. An outsider in more ways than one, Albia has unique insight into life in ancient Rome, and she puts it to good use going places no man could go, and asking questions no man could ask....

The Graveyard of the Hesperides

The Graveyard of the Hesperides


  • Author : Lindsey Davis
  • Publisher : Flavia Albia
  • Release Date : 2016-04
  • Genre: Detective and mystery stories
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1473613361


The Graveyard of the Hesperides Book Description :

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. Five more skeletons are discovered. Despite the fact that nobody seems to know or care who died, violent attempts are made to stop her enquiries. Soon Albia is exploring the world of Roman streetlife, where bars are brothels, workers lead brutal lives, foreigners are muscling in on the gambling syndicates, and extortion is commonplace. What's more there's little time to solve the mystery before the wedding day when Albia is expected to show Rome that her affai...

The Garden of the Hesperides

The Garden of the Hesperides


  • Author : Carlos Rojas
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0838637949


The Garden of the Hesperides Book Description :

Combining art and biography, the novel consists of alternating literary portraits inspired by works of Dali and Velazquez. As the title suggests, the loose story frame of the novel is that of the Herculean labor to find the twilight realm of the lovely nymphs of the Hesperides and, by conquering the dragon that jealously guards it, to plunder the garden of its golden apples of immortality. The contemporary fable casts the artist as the hero who, armed only with paintbrushes and inkwells, confronts the demons of his subconscious....

Rewriting the Ancient World

Rewriting the Ancient World


  • Author : Lisa Maurice
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2017-06-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004346383


Rewriting the Ancient World Book Description :

Rewriting the Ancient World looks at how and why the ancient world, including not only the Greeks and Romans, but also Jews and Christians, has been rewritten in popular fictions of the modern world....

The Ides of April

The Ides of April


  • Author : Lindsey Davis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1444751743


The Ides of April Book Description :

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 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. Recently hired to help investigate a fatal acci...

Master and God
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Master and God


  • Author : Lindsey Davis
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444707359


Master and God Book Description :

Afflicted by classic paranoia, the self-styled Master and God sees enemies everywhere. As he vents his suspicions, no one is safe. A reluctant hero, Gaius Vinius Clodianus is hand-picked for high rank in the Praetorian Guard a brave man striving for decency in a world of corruption and deceit. Flavia Lucilla, tending the privileged women at court, hears the intimate secrets of a ruler who plays with the lives of his subjects as if he were indeed a careless god. In the dark shadow of Domitian's reign, Clodianus and Lucilla play out their own complex tale of resilience, friendship and love. Unwilling witnesses to Domitian's descent into insanity, these ordinary people must choose between their sworn duty to protect the Emperor and an act of courage tha...

The Graveyard Book
Score: 4
From 603 Ratings

The Graveyard Book


  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2009-11-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408808207


The Graveyard Book Book Description :

Discover the bewitching, classic children's novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, featuring spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell WINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL 'Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary' PATRICK NESS 'A tale of unforgettable enchantment' NEW YORK TIMES Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives ... WINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARD WINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZE WINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST ...