The second Albia novel will be published by Hodder and Stoughton and St Martin’s Press in 2014
PLOT SUMMARY: Albia novel 2
Every slave is an enemy, said Seneca
When a newly-married couple are violently robbed and murdered in their apartment, the vigiles take the easy way out and accuse their household slaves. The slaves seek refuge in the Temple of Ceres, a more reluctant haven of liberty than tradition claims. Albia’s new friend Manlius Faustus is tasked with persuading the runaways to leave. He hires Albia to help him work out what really happened…
Helena had already sized him up. Later, I was to hear her tell my father that Manlius Faustus looked like a man you could ask to take charge of your wood cart as a quick favour, then when you came back, he would have unloaded all the logs for you and stacked them neatly. Chosen by Linda Geldart
I have to say I enjoyed Enemies at Home even more than I did The Ides of April.
Albia is distinctive and funny. Her acerbic wit and often somewhat snarky asides never failed to amuse me and I was greatly entertained by her narration of the story. – afantasticallibrarian.com
Davis makes ancient Rome come alive. She captures the nuances of family relationships and how ordinary people lived. Readers are certain to look forward to Flavia’s further adventures. Gumshoe review