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).[1][2]

The Grove of the Caesars
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Cover of 1st UK hardback edition 2020
AuthorLindsey Davis
SeriesFlavia Albia
Genrehistorical fiction, crime fiction
PublisherHodder & Stoughton, St. Martin's Press
Publication date
2 April 2020
Media typePrint, e-book, audiobook, large print
Preceded byA Capitol Death 
Followed byA 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.[1] 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".[3]


  1. ^ a b "The Grove of the Caesars". Hodder & Stoughton. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  2. ^ "The Grove of the Caesars". Lindsey Davis. 11 September 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  3. ^ Davis, Lindsey (2020). The Grove of the Caesars. p. x,399. ISBN 978-1-529-37424-7.

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