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The Resource Deadly election : a Flavia Albia mystery, Lindsey Davis

Deadly election : a Flavia Albia mystery, Lindsey Davis

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Deadly election : a Flavia Albia mystery
Title
Deadly election
Title remainder
a Flavia Albia mystery
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Lindsey Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the first century A.D., 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, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, 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 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. As the senior family representative in Rome, it falls upon Albia to find out who, why, and by whom. At the same time, her potential young man, Faustus, comes looking for help with his friend Sextus's political campaign. Between the auction business and Roman politics, it's not quite clear which one is the more under-handed and duplicitous. Both, however, are tied together by the mysterious body in the chest, and if Albia isn't able to solve that mystery, it won't be the only body to drop"--
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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. When a body is discovered inside a large chest that's about to go under the hammer at the Falco family auction house, Albia throws herself into the investigation. For one thing, it'd be nice to beat her adoptive father at his own game. For another, it'll give her yet another chance to work with Manlius Faustus, the man she just can't quite get enough of. But when Faustus then invites her to get involved in the Roman elections, Albia discovers links between the politician they're working for and the murder she's investigating. And those links implicate none other than Faustus.
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10423918
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DLC
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823/.914
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Flavia Albia series
Series volume
3
Target audience
adult
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a Flavia Albia mystery
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Deadly election : a Flavia Albia mystery, Lindsey Davis
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890178333
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250063984
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015016965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890178333
Label
Deadly election : a Flavia Albia mystery, Lindsey Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890178333
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250063984
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015016965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890178333

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