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Lindsey Davis


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Lindsey Davis has written nearly thirty novels, beginning with The Course of Honour, the love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. There are twenty books in her bestselling mystery series features laid-back First Century detective Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina, plus friends, relations, pets and bitter enemy the Chief Spy. Following her major standalone, Master and God, a new series featuring Flavia Albia, Falco's adopted daughter, is now under way, complemented by a digital novella, The Spook Who Spoke Again. She has also written books set in the English Civil War, Rebels and Traitors and A Cruel Fate (a Quickread). Her books are translated into many languages and serialised on BBC Radio 4. Past Chair of the Crimewriters' Association and The Society of Authors, and a Vice President of the Classical Association, she has won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock award for Falco as Best Comic Detective, plus international awards such as the Premio Colosseo 'For enhancing the image of Rome'. She lives in the Midlands where she grew up and is currently President of the Birmingham and Midlands Institute.
 

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical
 
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Series
Marcus Didius Falco
   1. The Silver Pigs (1989)
   2. Shadows in Bronze (1990)
   3. Venus in Copper (1991)
   4. The Iron Hand of Mars (1992)
   5. Poseidon's Gold (1993)
   6. Last Act in Palmyra (1994)
   7. Time to Depart (1995)
   8. A Dying Light in Corduba (1996)
   9. Three Hands in the Fountain (1997)
   10. Two for the Lions (1998)
   11. One Virgin Too Many (1999)
   12. Ode to a Banker (2000)
   13. A Body in the Bath House (2001)
   14. The Jupiter Myth (2002)
   15. The Accusers (2003)
   16. Scandal Takes a Holiday (2004)
   17. See Delphi and Die (2005)
   18. Saturnalia (2007)
   19. Alexandria (2009)
   20. Nemesis (2009)
   Falco: The Official Companion (2010)
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Flavia Albia Mystery
   1. The Ides of April (2013)
   2. Enemies at Home (2014)
   The Spook Who Spoke Again (2015)
   3. Deadly Election (2015)
   4. The Graveyard of the Hesperides (2016)
   5. The Third Nero (2017)
   6. Pandora's Boy (2018)
   Invitation to Die (2019)
   7. A Capitol Death (2019)
   8. The Grove of the Caesars (2020)
   9. A Comedy of Terrors (2021)
   10. Desperate Undertaking (2022)
   11. Fatal Legacy (2023)
   12. Death on the Tiber (2024)
   13. There Will Be Bodies (2025)
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Novels
   The Course of Honour (1997)
   Rebels and Traitors (2009)
   Master and God (2012)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Vesuvius by Night (2017)
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Series contributed to
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Lindsey Davis recommends
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Death on the Romney Marsh (1998)
(John Rawlings, book 4)
Deryn Lake
"Rawlings and the Blind Beak are developing into my favourite historical mystery heroes."

Books containing stories by Lindsey Davis
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A Love Letter to Europe (2019)
An outpouring of sadness and hope
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Deadly Pleasures (2013)
(Crime Writer's Association Anthology)
edited by
Martin Edwards

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Awards
2011 CWA Diamond Dagger
1999 CWA Historical Dagger : Two for the Lions
1995 CWA Dagger in the Library
1989 Authors' Club Best First Novel Award : The Silver Pigs

Award nominations
2017 Shamus Award for Best Hardcover Novel (nominee) : The Graveyard of the Hesperides
2002 CWA Historical Dagger (shortlist) : The Jupiter Myth
2001 CWA Historical Dagger (shortlist) : Ode to a Banker


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