The second Marcus Corvinus mystery from the leading Roman crime writer in the industry
Marcus Corvinus feels his heart sink when he is summoned by Empress Livia. Age has not sweetened her and she's about as trustworthy as a snake with a migraine. But Livia has a way of asking a favour that is impossible to refuse - which is how Marcus finds himself investigating the death of her grandson, Germanicus. And uncovering a multi-stranded web of betrayal and deceit that threatens the imperial succession and even Emperor Tiberius himself.
Classic scholar Wishart . . . provides ample historical color to smooth the slow journey to a solution. - Kirkus Reviews
Praise for David Wishart:
'Witty, engrossing and ribald . . . it misses nothing in its evocation of a bygone time and place' - Independent on Sunday
There's lots of action and a nice plot, full of suspense, to keep you going - Sunday Telegraph
Like Chandler's Marlowe, Corvinus wisecracks his way through a weary world of murder and intrigue until he hunts down the truth. A taut thriller in which ancient Rome springs to life - The Times
David Wishart studied Classics at Edinburgh University. He then taught Latin and Greek in school for four years and after this retrained as a teacher of EFL. He lived and worked abroad for eleven years, working in Kuwait, Greece and Saudi Arabia, and now lives with his wife and family in Scotland.