Books by David Wishart

SOLID CITIZENS by David Wishart
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Corvinus' wry first-person narrative holds his 15th whodunit together. Wishart adds his usual evocative historical touches, including a detailed map of the gated Bovillae."
What happens in Bovillae stays in Bovillae...until a prominent politician is found brutally beaten there, mere steps from a brothel. Read full book review >
ILLEGALLY DEAD by David Wishart
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Rich with historical detail (including a lengthy author's note about Roman cookery), but essentially a solid traditional whodunit with a customary parade of suspects and a thickening plot, as well as the culminating deduction, lengthily explained."
When a lawyer is poisoned, Imperial Rome offers no dearth of suspects. Read full book review >
FOOD FOR THE FISHES by David Wishart
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"Wishart continues to entertain with a droll first-person narrative and a solid puzzle."
Wishart's Roman nobleman risks his life as he probes the murder of an unpopular business magnate. Read full book review >
PARTHIAN SHOT by David Wishart
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Marcus' fourth appearance (Last Rites, 2003, etc.) provides the series' best balance of mystery and history yet."
When a foreign prince survives a murder attempt, ancient Rome's shrewdest and most sardonic detective is enlisted to insure there won't be another. Read full book review >
LAST RITES by David Wishart
Released: June 15, 2003

"As before, Marcus' droll observations about Roman life and sexually charged repartee with Perilla are more entertaining than the shaggy, lukewarm whodunit."
Ancient Roman nobleman Marcus Valerius Corvinus is again pressed into unwilling service as a sleuth. Read full book review >
GERMANICUS by David Wishart
Released: April 1, 2003

"Classics scholar Wishart gets a little lost in his labyrinthine plot but provides ample historical color to smooth the slow journey to a solution."
I, Claudius provides a jumping-off point for the second installment in Wishart's Ancient Rome mystery series, the first to appear in the US, featuring apolitical nobleman and amateur sleuth Marcus Corvinus. Read full book review >