Deadly Election

11 Jan

I tried the Flavia Alba books by Lindsey Davis when the first one was released, and couldn’t get in to them.  Couldn’t make the adjustment from Falco to his adopted daughter Flavia being the main character.

After seeing the reviews of “Deadly Election” by a few friends on Good Reads, I decided to give it a go.

I’m glad I did.  I’ve been long enough away from Lindsey’s work that it was easier to accept Flavia Alba and not judge her by Falco.

In this book Flavia is helping with finding out scuttlebutt for electioneering purposes, when a rotting corpse turns up in a chest being auctioned at the family auction house.  Naturally, Flavia investigates.

The book has the same slightly hard boiled edge that the Falco books had.

Well plotted, well written, and very enjoyable.

Highly recommended.

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