Old Bones (Paperback)
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Old Bones (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 17/05/2001
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Laddish Marcus Corvinus is spending his time in ancient Tuscany, sampling wine and ogling local talent (under the beady eye of his lovely wife Perilla) when his stepfather is accused of murder. It doesn't take long for Marcus to get him off the hook, but finding the true culprit is rather trickier. As he pursues his investigation, Marcus uncovers a major wine-making fraud as well as a sorry tale of infidelity, treachery, deceit and betrayal. And when he uncovers the real murderer, the reason for the crime turns out to have its roots in myth and history.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340768846
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 195 g
Dimensions: 177 x 111 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Wishart takes true historical events and blends them into a concoction so pacy that you hardly notice all those facts and interesting details of Roman life being slipped in there. Salve! To this latest from the top toga-wearing 'tec of Roman times! - Highland News Group

'A deft murder mystery written in wise-cracking style. Marcus Corvinus is a persuasively likeable lad.' Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Wishart writes economically and with pace - Nairnshire Telegraph

Innate humour and pace - Irish Times

A classical crime caper out of the top drawer. - Steve Craggs, Northern Echo

I'll certainly be chasing up the previous Marcus Corvinus novels ... These are unusual detective tales - Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph

David Wishart wields an entertaining stylus ... a terrific book to hole up with for the holidays - Scotland on Sunday

A taut thriller in which ancient Rome springs to life - The Times

With the toga-wearing sleuths of Lindsey Davis an dSteven Saylor prowling the alleys of Ancient Rome, is there room for Wishart's Marcus Corvinus? On this evidence the answer is resoundingly in the affirmative. - Times

His learning shines through. He has a feel for ancient times yet uses modern dialogue. This neat trick manages to combine the atmosphere of the ancient world while moving the story quickly and assuredly on. Highly recommended - Yorkshire Evening Post

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