London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2013. Maps. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2"), ivory cloth with light gold lettering on spine, illustrated with double-spread B/W map of "Rome, the Aventine Hill," archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped), ribbon marker, 356 pages. As New / As New. Item #5518
SUPERB CONDITION: internally & externally.
The Ides of April is a 2013 historical mystery crime novel by Lindsey Davis. It is the FIRST book in her Flavia Albia Mysteries series. Set in March and April AD 89, in the plebeian Aventine Hill area of Rome, the novel stars 28-year old investigator Flavia Albia, the witty British-born adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, who has taken over his P.I. biz.
Lindsey Davis (born 1949) is an English historical novelist, best known as the author of the Falco series of 20 historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. Among her awards: The Author's Club Prize for "Best First Novel" in 1989 for The Silver Pigs; The Crime Writers' Association (CWA): Dagger in the Library for 1995; and Winner of the 2011 Cartier Diamond Dagger from the CWA.