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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Fiction, Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries, Historical fiction

Introducing the amateur Roman sleuth Marcus Corvinus in a complex and intriguing mystery set in Ancient Rome

Ovid was banished by the Emperor Augustus and died in exile ten years late. No one known why he was banished. Years after Ovid's death Marcus Corvinus, grandson of the poet's patron, tries to arrange the return of his ashes to Rome for burial. But official permission is refused; and Corvinus makes the dangerous mistake of asking why the Emperor will not make space in Italy for Ovid's bones.

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Praise for Ovid

  • Gripping . . . intellectually stimulating . . . Chandler meets Robert Graves and John Barth - Times Literary Supplement

  • Witty, engrossing and ribald . . . it misses nothing in its evocation of a bygone time and place - Independent on Sunday

  • Wishart is a fine scholar and perfectly at home in the period - Sunday Times on SEJANUS

  • David Wishart wields an entertaining stylus - Scotland on Sunday on SEJANUS

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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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