• "Davis is a prolific and popular writer … Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening"

    Hilary Mantel, Observer
  • "One of the best of the current writers in this field"

    Donna Leon, The Times
  • "Surely the best historical detective in the business"

    Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph
  • "The whole thing is splendid. It has everything: mystery, pace wit, fascinating scholarship … she brings imperial Rome to life"

    Ellis Peters