I’ve been trying to get into novel for a few weeks now. But bedtime reading has proved elusive due to a mixture of late nights and fuzzy eyesight, and with the next couple of weeks being On Holiday, I’ve decided to set it to one side for now.
It will stay on the bookshelves though. When I am in the right mood, I’ll pick it up again.
The second on the Flavia Albia series looks at the life of the household slave in Domitian’s Rome, when newlyweds Valerius Aviola and Mucia Lucilia are discovered dead – strangled in their bed – with the family slaves having taken refuge in the Temple of Ceres.
Albia’s uncles, Quintus and Aulus, and their families put in an appearance and I’m pretty sure we’re destined for a replay of the “Will they? Won’t they?” plot line of the early Falco novels. No Complaints There!
I also like the, to me, Brummie words that materialise every now and again – mithered and scrage resonated in this read.