Lindsey Davis (b. 1949) is an English author of historical fiction best known for her Falco series of crime novels set in ancient Rome and its empire. The series launched with the book The Silver Pigs, featuring Marcus Didius Falco, while Falco’s daughter, Flavia Albia, figures in her own mystery series that began with The Ides of April. Davis is also the author of the acclaimed historical novel The Course of Honour and other books. She lives in Birmingham, UK.