A capitol death / Lindsey Davis.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A man falls to his death from the Tarpeian Rock, which overlooks the Forum in the Capitoline Hill in Ancient Rome. While it looks like a suicide, one witness swears that she saw it happen and that he was pushed. Normally, this would attract very little official notice but this man happened to be in charge of organizing the Imperial Triumphs demanded by the emperor. The Emperor Domitian, autocratic and erratic, has decided that he deserves two Triumphs for his so-called military victories. The Triumphs are both controversial and difficult to stage because of the not-so-victorious circumstances that left them without treasure or captives to be paraded through the streets. Normally, the investigation would be under the auspices of her new(ish) husband but, worried about his stamina following a long recovery, private informer Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, steps in. What a mistake that turns out to be. The deceased proves to have been none-too-popular, with far too many others with much to gain from his death. With the date of the Triumphs fast approaching, Flavia Albia must unravel a truly complex case of murder before danger shows up on her own doorstep.-- Publisher's description.
    • ISBN:
      9781250152701
      1250152704
    • Accession Number:
      2019018215
    • Accession Number:
      on1098233656
      1098233656
    • Accession Number:
      fay.659270
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DAVIS, L. A capitol death. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250152701. DisponĂ­vel em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.659270. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Davis L. A Capitol Death. Minotaur Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.659270. Accessed December 6, 2019.
    • APA:
      Davis, L. (2019). A capitol death. Minotaur Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.659270
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Davis, Lindsey. 2019. A Capitol Death. A Flavia Albia Novel. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.659270.
    • Harvard:
      Davis, L. (2019) A capitol death. Minotaur Books (a Flavia Albia novel). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.659270 (Accessed: 6 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Davis, L 2019, A capitol death, a Flavia Albia novel, Minotaur Books, viewed 6 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Davis, Lindsey. A Capitol Death. Minotaur Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.659270.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Davis, Lindsey. A Capitol Death. A Flavia Albia Novel. Minotaur Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.659270.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Davis L. A capitol death [Internet]. Minotaur Books; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 6]. (a Flavia Albia novel). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.659270

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

Davis offers another installment in the adventures of sassy private informer Flavia Albia (after Pandora's Boy, 2018), this one set in 89 CE Rome amid frantic preparations for two celebrations to honor Domitian's military victories. Harkening back to the origins of Rome, begun as a city founded by twins Romulus and Remus, sons of the war god Aries, this adventure follows another pair of brothers who are involved in the death (suicide or murder?) of the man in charge of organizing the festivities, which include the emperor's conveyance through the streets in a golden chariot. It's up to Flavia to sort out who did what, but it's the delicious details that are the real appeal here. Only Davis could somehow ace the insertion of the anachronistic expression "pimping his ride" into a narrative about the splendors of ancient times. Best of all, to the envy of the men in her life, the intrepid Flavia gets to do a sort of test drive in the lavish chariot. Vivat Flavia! Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 February #1

Following in the footsteps of famed father Marcus Didius Falco, Flavia Albia solves crimes in ancient Rome. Here, in what looks to be suicide, a man has plunged to his death from the Tarpeian Rock looming above the Forum. But a witness insists the unpopular victim was pushed.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 May #2

An inauspicious death on the eve of Emperor Domitian's planned return to Rome in 89 C.E. sets the stage for Davis's superior seventh outing for informer Flavia Alba (after 2018's Pandora's Boy). The powers that be fear that the capricious Domitian will lash out, violently, after the possibly unnatural death of Gabinus, a worker helping to prepare for the imperial triumph to celebrate the emperor's recent military victory in the east. Gabinus apparently jumped to his death from the top of the Tarpeian Rock. But the initial consensus that he was a suicide is shattered by a witness who insists that a second person was near Gabinus at the time. When the question of what actually happened falls to Roman official Tiberius Manlius Faustus, he passes the inquiry on to his wife, Flavia, who finds no shortage of people who wished the dead man ill. Davis does her usual brilliant job of integrating the history of the period, warts and all (Domitian's ostensible victory was actually the result of his paying off the enemy's leaders), with a fast-paced and fair whodunit. This entry reinforces her place at the top of the historical mystery pack. (July)

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