Wisecracking sleuth Marcus Corvinus solves his third mystery in Ancient Rome
Immediately after his father's funeral, Marcus is approached by two senators who want him to dig up some dirt on Sejanus, emperor Tiberius's deputy and likely successor. Despite the dangers, Marcus cannot resist the thrill of more detective work, and his investigations uncover a trail of treason, betrayal - and murder.
It is evident that Wishart is a fine scholar and perfectly at home in the period - Sunday Times
Enjoyable ... an ingenious solution to this ancient mystery - Sunday Telegraph
Innate humour and pace carry one through to the tragi-comic climax - Irish 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.