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Old Bones
(ISBN: 0-340-76884-3)

Author(s): Wishart, David Pages:
Publisher: New English Library Date of Publication: 2001
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period:
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: y First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus
Subject: " Marcus Corvinus doesn't seriously think that his stepfather is a murderer: Priscus wouldn't hurt a fly. But he did discover the corpse, and was caught clutching the murder weapon, so proving the old man's innocence presents quite a challenge. Not at all Marcus's idea of a holiday.. The victim had enemies enough, a cuckolded husband among them. As usual, Marcus needs the brains of his wife Perilla to untangle the more complex threads of the investigation; but even so, he catches many a red herring before hooking the murderer." (jacket blurb)
Unique Qualities: Marcus Corvinus Mystery * 7th in the Roman series.
Rating: Witty and ribald. (Thrilling Books, Edmonton)

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