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CH60 7SG

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Friend of the shop Lindsey Davis is once more visiting Heswall with her latest book.


A Capital Death

Emperor Domitian has demanded the Senate award him a Triumph to celebrate two questionable victories. Preparations go smoothly until a key figure plunges to his death from the Capitoline Hill. It looks like suicide – until a persistent witness claims she saw him being pushed from the symbolic Tarpeian Rock. Tiberius Manlius is dragged in to sort out the truth; harassed by bureaucracy, he passes the job to Flavia Albia.

Albia soon learns that the dead man was an abusive swine, a dodgy official involved in scams, including one that may involve the supply of imperial purple dye. Plenty of people are delighted to be rid of him – though of course they all claim to be innocent.

Investigation draws her into a colourful world of carnival floats, theatrical costumes, and that smoothest of runners, the imperial Victory chariot; her suspects include augurs, an inconvenient Praetorian Guard, temple custodians – and even the Sacred Geese of Juno. As she uncovers husbands and wives, sisters and brothers who all have something to hide, another man is thrown to his death from the rock. Now the pressure hots up to prove what is happening, lest murder at Rome’s most sacred site pollutes the Emperor’s triumph.

Albia promises Tiberius she won’t put herself in danger, but when the truth finally dawns, she finds herself alone on the sacred Capitol at night, pursued by a desperate killer who is determined she must be the next victim to fall from the Tarpeian Rock...


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Linghams

248 Telegraph Road Heswall Wirral

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