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Fun novels set in Rome

P. Gray
 
Leaving Winter
Leaving Winter
"A short novel or novella, in which put-upon Cordelia Brown visits Rome, and finds true love. The characters are 3-dimensional, the story is touching, and the effect is idyllic and excellent."
The Lost Girls of Rome
The Lost Girls of Rome
"Mystery."
In at the Death (Marcus Corvinus Mystery)
In at the Death (Marcus Corvinus Mystery)
"A classical mystery."
The Food Of Love
The Food Of Love
"A novel full of food and eating. Recommended by a popular TV programme."
Street of the Five Moons (Vicky Bliss)
Street of the Five Moons (Vicky Bliss)
"A fun art-theft thriller, mostly set in a grand country villa just outside Rome. Peters is an entertaining and readable writer, and here she's on top form."
Seventh Sinner, the
Seventh Sinner, the
"Among young academics visiting Rome, a mystery takes place. One of Peters' early works, but still highly readable."
The Borgia Bride
The Borgia Bride
"A historical novel. The title tells you what it's about. An ordinary woman is summoned to a lurid court. 600 pages; gets to Rome around p.150."
The Passion of Artemisia
The Passion of Artemisia
"I didn't know this, but there actually was a female 'old master' artist. This novel tells her story. Only partly set in Rome."
Pope Joan
Pope Joan
"I don't know whether there actually was a female pope, but nevertheless this novel tells her story."
Pasta Imperfect (Passport to Peril Mysteries)
Pasta Imperfect (Passport to Peril Mysteries)
"Murder within a tour party of aspiring romance writers visiting Rome."
The Eternal City
The Eternal City
"Fiction."
The Italian Millionaire's Marriage (Tender Romance)
The Italian Millionaire's Marriage (Tender Romance)
"Brand-name romance."
The Shoes of the Fisherman (Vatican Trilogy)
The Shoes of the Fisherman (Vatican Trilogy)
"This novel of the papacy was made into a successful movie."
The Caravaggio Conspiracy
The Caravaggio Conspiracy
"Vatican intrigue, set in both past and present."
Angels And Demons
Angels And Demons
"Thriller, from the author of The da Vinci Code. It's pure pulp fiction."
The Thirteenth Apostle
The Thirteenth Apostle
"Another thriller, but this author seems better informed about life in the Vatican than some."
When in Rome...: A Novel of Piazzas and Passion
When in Rome...: A Novel of Piazzas and Passion
"Our heroine Georgie, a single London office worker, ends up in Rome with two male acquaintances, one a dependable accountant and the other (you guessed it) a dashing cad."
When We Were Romans
When We Were Romans
"Fiction."
Voices
Voices
"Fiction, by an Italian author."
Roman Song
Roman Song
"Set in the present-day world of Italian opera singers, this moves through several Italian cities."
The Woman of Rome (Italia)
The Woman of Rome (Italia)
"Set in the time of Mussolini."
I, Claudius (Penguin Classics)
I, Claudius (Penguin Classics)
"A re-telling of history. Highly acclaimed, and the subject of a celebrated BBC dramatisation."
The Raphael Affair
The Raphael Affair
"One of a series of cosy art-theft mystery novels."
When in Rome
When in Rome
"A classic (rather than classical) mystery."
The Reincarnationist (MIRA)
The Reincarnationist (MIRA)
"Time-travel romance."