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In at the Death (Marcus Corvinus #11)

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The sudden suicide of a young man prompts his family to ask veteran sleuth Marcus Corvinus to investigate. As usual, Marcus needs Perilla’s agile brain to untangle the case, which grows more complex by the minute. Eventually the pair realizes that the suicide was actually a murder with political dimensions. Corvinus finds his investigations hampered, however, by his new ro ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published March 22nd 2007)
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Blargh! I only got as far as I did into this book (60 pages or so) because I remember liking Ovid (the second book of this series). Sadly, somewhere in the dozen or so books between this and that, Wishard has evidently decided that he didn't sound enough like Raymond Chandler. Now he's just over-doing it.

Also the gratuitious anachronisms were really getting to me.

Poodles in early Imperial Rome? Really?
Nov 04, 2013 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun little adventure

As usual, Marcus Corvinus mysteries mix fact and fiction the later books, however lack any sort of urgency. This is an amusing tale, and a light read, but lacks the true punch of a good mystery. Lots of great historical details make the settings seam real and approachable.
Natalis, from the racing book a couple ago, asks Corvinus to look into a friend's son and his suicide. Corvinus of course kicks a hornet's nest. Very interesting author's note how it fits in. This one's comic relief comes from a ridiculous dog. Pretty interesting take on some real events.
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Historical crime writer David Wishart was born in Arbroath, Scotland. He studied Classics - Latin and Greek - at Edinburgh University and after graduation taught for four years in a secondary school.

He then retrained as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and worked a
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Marcus Corvinus (1 - 10 of 19 books)
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