• Lindsey  Davis

    Lindsey Davis

    Agent : Euan Thorneycroft

    Lindsey Davis has been a historical novelist for over thirty years. She began writing about the Romans with The Course of Honour, the real life love story of the Emperor Vespasian and Antonia Caenis. She is best known for her twenty book adventure series about Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco and his partner Helena Justina. Falco: the Official Companion is an illustrated handbook in which Lindsey talks about writing, the inspirations for her books, characters in the series, favourite Roman places and much more. She has also written Rebels and Traitors, an epic novel set in the English Civil War and A Cruel Fate, in the Quickreads literacy initiative. Master and God, about the paranoid tyrant Domitian, led to a second Roman detective series, featuring Flavia Albia which is also set in that dark period.

    Her books are translated into many languages and have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4.

    She has been Honorary President of the UK Classical Association, Chair of the UK Crimewriters’ Association, Chair of the UK Society of Authors and President of the Birmingham and Midlands Institute.

    Her awards include the Premio Colosseo (from the city of Rome), the Crimewriters’ Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement and, in 2023, the Ivanhoe award at the Historical Novel Festival in Ubeda, Spain.