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Last Rites

by David Wishart

Last Rites Synopsis

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). But - inevitably - to solve the mystery, Marcus must look beyond the obvious and first untangle a complex web of treachery and deceit.

Last Rites Press Reviews

Praise for SEJANUS: 'Witty, engrossing and ribald . . . it misses nothing in its evocation of a bygone time and place' * Independent on Sunday * Praise for THE HORSE COIN: 'enjoyable . . . an ingenious solution to this ancient mystery.' * Sunday Telegraph * With the toga-wearing sleuths of Lindsey Davis and Steven 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. * The Times * Praise for OLD BONES: 'His learning shines through. He has a feel for ancient times yet uses modern dialogue. This neat trick manages to combine the atmosphere of the ancient world while moving the story quickly and assuredly on. Highly recommended' * Yorkshire Evening Express *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340768860
Publication date: 21st February 2002
Author: David Wishart
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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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