A Capitol Death
Cover of 2019 UK first edition
|Genre||historical fiction, crime fiction|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton, St. Martin's Press|
|4 April 2019|
|Media type||Print, e-book, audiobook, large print|
|Preceded by||Pandora's Boy|
The cover of the UK hardback 1st edition shows a sea shell, likely to be the dye-producing bolinus brandaris, on a purple, perhaps bloodstained, background.
The tale is set in November AD 89 on the Capitoline Hill, and includes a death by falling from the Tarpeian Rock, a stinking family of shell-fish boilers who produce the imperial purple dye, the preparations for Domitian's double triumph, family relationships, and augury, while Flavia and her husband are setting up their new household.
In an interview with her editor Oliver Johnson, Davis discussed her successful plan to base a series of books on the seven hills of Rome, starting with the Aventine Hill and reaching the Capitoline Hill with this latest book.
- "A Capitol Death". Hodder & Stoughton. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
- Davis, Lindsey (2019). A Capitol Death. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-1-473-65874-5.
- "Lindsey Davis interview: A Capitol Death and the Flavia Albia series". Hodder & Stoughton. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2019.