The seventh Marcus Corvinus mystery from the leading Roman crime writer in the industry. Marcus Corvinus investigates in the murky world of Roman chariot-racing.
David Wishart studies 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.
'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' - Old Bones - Yorkshire Evening Express; With the toga-wearing sleuths of Lindsey Davis an dSteven 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.' - Old Bones - Times; 'enjoyable... an ingenious solution to this ancient mystery' - Horse Coin - Sunday Telegraph; 'Witty, engrossing and ribald... it misses nothing in its evocation of a bygone time and place' - Independent on Sunday