THE GRAVEYARD OF THE HESPERIDES by Lindsey Davis (Book 4 in the Flavia Albia mystery series) / Released July 12, 2016 by Minotaur Books
Flavia’s beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony to begin a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar called The Garden of Hesperides, only to uncover human remains buried in the backyard. There have been rumors for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a bar maid, and presumably these are her remains. In the choice between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder. Or murders, as more and more remains are uncovered revealing that something truly horrible has been going on at the Hesperides.
As she gets closer to the truth behind the bodies in the backyard, Albia’s investigation puts her in the cross-hairs – which might be the only way she’ll get out of the wedding and away from all her relatives who are desperate to “help.”
LINDSEY DAVIS is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of historical mysteries featuring Marcus Didius Falco, which started with The Silver Pigs, and the mystery featuring Falco’s daughter Flavia Albia, which started with The Ideas of April. She has also authored a few acclaimed historical novels, including The Course of Honour. She lived in Birmington, UK.