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Old Bones

David Wishart

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries, Historical fiction

Marcus Corvinus is back on the trail of murder and mayhem in Ancient Rome.

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.

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Praise for Old Bones

  • 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

  • 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

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David Wishart

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.

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