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Wishart, David 1952-

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Works: 31 works in 144 publications in 5 languages and 3,559 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Printer
Classifications: PR6073.I776, 823.914
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Publications about David Wishart
Publications by David Wishart
Most widely held works by David Wishart
Parthian shot by David Wishart( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Summoned by the emperor, Marcus Corvinus investigates members of a Parthian delegation to Rome, where the Roman-backed future king of Parthia currently resides. Corvinus attends an important political dinner, earns the enmity of at least one delegate, then questions recalcitrant suspects the next morning after the embassy leader is murdered
Illegally dead by David Wishart( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
When Corvinus receives a letter, with a tantalising PS, from his adopted daughter, Marilla, mentioning there might have been a murder, he hot-foots it to Castrimoenium at once. Not that everyone agrees that Lucius Hostilius was murdered. Poison was apparently the means of death, but Lucius was terminally ill: it was only a matter of time. Although he hasnt any official investigative status, Corvinus cant resist doing a little amateur sleuthing
Solid citizens by David Wishart( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
"While enjoying the Winter Festival holiday at his adopted daughter's home in the Alban Hills, Marcus Corvinus discovers that a local politician, Quintus Caesius, has been discovered beaten to death at the rear entrance of the town brothel. There are several suspects with reason to bear Caesius a grudge. But who would hate him enough to kill him? And what would a supposedly solid citizen be doing visiting the local brothel?"--Publisher's description
Food for the fishes by David Wishart( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
When Licinius Murena, wealthy owner of a fish-farm, is found drowned in one of his own eel-tanks, not many tears are shed by his widow, his daughter, or a recently-evicted tenant. With friends like that, who needs enemies? Marcus Corvinus is the man to find out
Finished business by David Wishart( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
November, AD 40. When a wealthy consul's wife asks Corvinus to investigate the death of her uncle, killed by a block of falling masonry during renovations on his estate in the Vatican Hills, a sceptical Corvinus is inclined to agree with the general verdict of accidental death. But his investigations reveal clear evidence of foul play, as well as unearthing several skeletons among the closets of this well-to-do but highly dysfunctional family. Who could have wanted Lucius Surdinus dead? His vengeful ex-wife? His ambitious mistress? His disillusioned elder, or his estranged younger, son? Or does the key to the mystery lie in the dead man's political past? But when Corvinus's investigations draw him to the attention of the emperor, a dangerously unpredictable Caligula, his prospects of surviving long enough to solve the mystery look slim
In at the death by David Wishart( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
The surprise suicide of a young man with - apparently - everything to live for, prompts his family to ask Marcus Corvinus to investigate. All they really want is an explanation. But Marcus's sleuthing uncovers many contradictory elements in the tale, and he is forced to conclude that this wasn't suicide, but murder
Last rites by David Wishart( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 212 libraries worldwide
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. Suicide or murder? Marcus Corvinus is called in to investigate
Germanicus by David Wishart( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 196 libraries worldwide
No good deed goes unpunished. Marcus Corvinus, the party-boy of ancient Rome, hasn't committed many good deeds, but his most recent (see Ovid) was a doozy. And sure enough, here comes punishment, right on schedule. Why else would he have been summoned to see the Empress Livia, never his biggest fan?
Ovid by David Wishart( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Ovid was banished by the Emperor Augustus and died in exile 10 years later. Years after his death his admirers try to return his ashes to Rome for burial. Official permission is refused, and the Emperor will give no reason why he will not allow Ovid's bones to be laid to rest in Italy
Trade secrets by David Wishart( Book )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
May, AD 41. The emperor Claudius has acceded to the throne, and the citizens of Rome look forward to an era of peace and stability. Not so Marcus Corvinus however, who finds himself embroiled in not one but two investigations. A friend of his wife has asked him to look into the murder of her brother, found stabbed to death at the Shrine of Melobosis. A wily businessman and notorious womaniser, no one seems to have a good word to say about Gaius Tullius, not even his less-than-grieving widow. But who would have a good enough reason to want him dead? At the same time, Corvinus's daughter comes across a dead body in the Pollio Gardens, and urges her father to investigate. At first Marcus refuses to get involved - but when his enquiries lead him to Ostia, Rome's busy trading port, he uncovers a disturbing connection between the two deaths
White murder by David Wishart( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
When Pegasus, racing mega-star and lead driver of the Whites faction, is found stabbed to death in the alleyway beside Renatius's wineshop, Marcus Corvinus is already on site. The local District Watch - crooked to a man - claim the motive was simple theft, but Corvinus knows it wasn't
A vote for murder by David Wishart( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
"Marcus Corvinus is already restless after a couple of days in the Alban Hills, visiting his stepdaughter, Marilla; a regular seat in Pontius' wineshop is all very well but bucolic leisure has its limits. So when he is asked to investigate the brutal slaying of Vettius Bolanus, one of two candidates for the forthcoming censor's elections, he jumps at the chance." "Corvinus feels sure there is a political motive for the murder, and the obvious suspect is Concordius, the rival candidate. But as he pursues his investigations, the obvious solution becomes less and less likely. Can Corvinus find his murderer before the Latin Nationalists fit into the picture? And what exactly is Meton the chef up to with Dassa the sheep? Marcus Corvinus doesn't know the answers, either."--BOOK JACKET
Old bones by David Wishart( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Sejanus by David Wishart( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Foreign bodies by David Wishart( Book )
4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"June, AD42. The emperor Claudius himself has requested Corvinus's help in investigating the murder of a Gallic wine merchant, stabbed to death as he was taking an afternoon nap in his summer-house at Lugdunum. Not especially happy at being despatched to Gaul, and even less enamoured of his enforced travelling companion, the insufferable Domitius Crinas, Corvinus is increasingly frustrated as it becomes clear that the dead man's extended family and friends are hiding something from him. Unused to strange Gallic customs and facing an uphill struggle getting anyone to talk freely to a Roman, Corvinus is convinced that there's more to this murder than meets the eye -- but, a stranger in a strange land, how is he going to prove it?"--Publisher description
The Lydian baker by David Wishart( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Nero by David Wishart( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Czech and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The horse coin by David Wishart( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
I, Virgil by David Wishart( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Bodies politic by David Wishart( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
When Marcus Corvinus is given a letter from Sertorius Macro, the Emperor Caligula's erstwhile adviser forced into suicide for plotting against him, claiming that he was innocent and asking Corvinus to clear his name, he isn't keen on the job at all: sticking your nose into the political dirty laundry basket is currently just too damned dangerous. However, when the inconsistencies begin to mount up, Corvinus is firmly hooked. It'll take him two near-death experiences, a lot of fancy footwork in avoiding the fatal attentions of Rome's great and not so good, and some serious riot-dodging in Alexandria before he works it all out, mind
 
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David Wishart Scottish author
Wishart, David
Дэвид Уишарт
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