DEADLEY ELECTION, by Lindsey Davis
As senior family member in Rome (dad's loafing on the coast), Flavia Albia must identify the corpse, find out how it died, and if it's foul play bring the murderer to justice. Meanwhile, her possible suitor - laid-back Faustus - asks for her help in accomplishing the election of his good friend. But there's something awry with the friend's marriage: his wife has left, a kiss of death in Roman politics. As the intrepid duo seek for solutions, the many strands in this complex yarn come together. The cover on the right is the American cover. I really like the one on the left. This is a 5, with a delightful and authentic character as the lead (pure Falco, pure Flavia Albia, pure fun).
This would be perfect as a holiday gift. Maybe there'll be a boxed set of three?
Find the author at www.lindseydavis.co.uk
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