David Wishart, geb. 1952 ist ein Schotte. Er hat in Edinburgh Latein und Griechisch studiert und nutzt seine Kenntnisse schon lange für spannende und amüsante Krimis im Römischen Reich.
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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.
Band 3 der Serie. “It is evident that Wishart is a fine scholar and perfectly at home in the period” (Sunday Times) (22 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 288 Seiten noch günstig?
In voluntary exile in Athens, Marcus Corvinus receives a letter from his antiquarian stepfather Priscus, who has learned that the solid gold statue of a female baker, one of a large number of valuable gifts to the Delphic Oracle by the 6th century BC King Croesus of Lydia, has reappeared and is being offered for sale in Athens on the black market.
Band 4 der Serie. “A classical crime caper out of the top drawer.” (Steve Craggs, Northern Echo) (15 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 320 Seiten noch günstig?
It is the morning after the nocturnal rite of the good Goddess, an all-female ceremony strictly out of bounds to the male of the species, and the body of a young woman has been found, her throat cut. Suicide or murder? Hoping to avoid scandal, Senator Lucius Arruntius calls in Marcus Corvinus to do some discreet sleuthing. Marcus is helped in his investigations by a feisty flutegirl and by his clever, loyal wife Perilla (even though her attention is somewhat distracted by the acquisition of a revolutionary new clock).
Band 6 der Serie. “Spent many a happy evening sharing a jug of wine with Marcus Corvinus. Very clever and very clever.” (Leserin) (9 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 352 Seiten noch günstig?
When Licinius Murena, wealthy owner of a fish-farm, is found dead, drowned in one of his own eel tanks, not many tears are shed. Certainly not by Trebbio, who had just been booted out of his cottage by the landowner, and was heard bad-mouthing him drunkenly in public the day before Murena’s death. Nor by the widow, a little stunner half Murena’s age who allegedly spent an inordinate amount of time ‚under the doctor‘. Nor by his daughter or his farm manager.
Band 10 der Serie. “This book is the usual gripping and humorous tale that we expect from David Wishart.” (Leserin) (8 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 304 Seiten noch günstig?
The surprise suicide of a young man with – apparently – everything to live for, prompts his family to ask Marcus Corvinus to investigate. All they really want is an explanation. But Marcus‘ sleuthing uncovers many contradictory elements in the tale, and he is forced to conclude that this wasn’t suicide at all, but murder. As usual, he needs Perilla’s agile brain to untangle the complexities of the case and the pair come to realise that the suicide scenario has a political, as well as a personal, dimension.
Band 11 der Serie. “This has to be one of the funniest books I have read. I was laughing so hard I almost choked.” (Leserin) (8 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 320 Seiten noch günstig?