by David Wishart
Ancient Roman sleuth Marcus Corvinus uncovers a treasonous plot in this witty and intriguing new mystery
November, AD 40. When a wealthy consul’s wife asks Corvinus to investigate the death of her uncle, killed by a block of falling masonry during renovations on his estate in the Vatican Hills, a sceptical Corvinus is inclined to agree with the general verdict of accidental death. But his investigations reveal clear evidence of foul play, as well as unearthing several skeletons among the closets of this well-to-do but highly dysfunctional family.
Who could have wanted Lucius Surdinus dead? His vengeful ex-wife? His ambitious mistress? His disillusioned elder, or his estranged younger, son? Or does the key to the mystery lie in the dead man’s political past? But when Corvinus’s investigations draw him to the attention of the emperor, a dangerously unpredictable Caligula, his prospects of surviving long enough to solve the mystery look slim to say the least.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“The 16th entry in Wishart's long-running historical series features an intricate plot, lively dialog, humor and plenty of colorful historical details that bring ancient Rome vividly to life. This thoroughly enjoyable mystery is bound to keep Lindsey Davis fans entertained”
Finished Business by David Wishart is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9781780290638||31st July 2014||145 X 223mm||224||£21.99|
|Paperback||9781780295473||1st May 2015||140 X 215mm||224||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780295473||27th February 2015||140 X 215mm||224||£12.99|
|Paperback||9781780295473||27th February 2015||140 X 215mm||224||£13.99|
The Marcus Corvinus Mystery Series