Last Rites

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Hodder & Stoughton, Nov 10, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ancient Roman nobleman Marcus Valerius Corvinus is again pressed into unwilling service as a sleuth.This third in a series (Germanicus, p. 116) begins when the body of a Vestal Virgin named Cornelia ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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