The Grove of the Caesars
The Grove of the Caesars is a historical novel by British writer Lindsey Davis, the eighth in her Flavia Albia series. It was published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton on 2 April 2020 (ISBN 9781529374247).
|Genre||historical fiction, crime fiction|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton, St. Martin's Press|
|2 April 2020|
|Media type||Print, e-book, audiobook, large print|
|Preceded by||A Capitol Death|
|Followed by||A Comedy of Terrors|
The story is set in 1st century Rome, in and around the gardens beyond the Tiber, and features a serial killer, a buried collection of ancient scrolls, a shipwreck, a sad pair of dancing boys and much else. It reflects on the follies of the world of antiquarian scroll-collecting, with special reference to the writer Didymus Dodomos, described in the list of characters as "a ghastly horticulturalist, ghost-written".