Illegally Dead

Illegally Dead

David Wishart / Oct 16, 2019

Illegally Dead When Corvinus receives a letter from his adopted daughter Marilla with a tantalizing PS mentioning a possible murder he hot foots it to Castrimoenium at once Not everyone however agrees that Luci

  • Title: Illegally Dead
  • Author: David Wishart
  • ISBN: 9780340840382
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Corvinus receives a letter from his adopted daughter, Marilla, with a tantalizing PS mentioning a possible murder, he hot foots it to Castrimoenium at once Not everyone, however, 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 hasn t any official investigativWhen Corvinus receives a letter from his adopted daughter, Marilla, with a tantalizing PS mentioning a possible murder, he hot foots it to Castrimoenium at once Not everyone, however, 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 hasn t any official investigative status, Corvinus can t resist doing a little amateur sleuthing And he has barely begun when two other corpses turn up and he is formally on the case Lucius had been suffering something of a personality change because of his illness, so there is no shortage of suspects among friends and family whom he had antagonized But Corvinus goes up many a blind alley before arriving at the heart of the mystery As we follow Marcus Corvinus, clue by clue, on his 10th case, we allow ourselves to be diverted by rumors of Meton s love life and by an authentic recipe for fish pickle sauce.

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      • David Wishart

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.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 abroad for eleven years, in Kuwait, Greece and Saudi Arabia He returned to Scotland in 1990 and now lives with his family in Carnoustie, mixing writing with teaching EFL and study skills at Dundee University.


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    1. 'First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers'; so said Dick the Butcher in King Henry VI, Part 2--well, maybe not all of them. But one prominent lawyer, Lucius Hostilius, has died under suspicious circumstances in Castrimoenium, where Marilla, Marcus' adopted daughter, has been living with Perilla's 'courtesy aunt' Marcia. At Marilla's request to investigate, Marcus Corvinus can't help himself wanting to discover the possible perp and hurries to that small town in the Alban Hills. This novel w [...]


    2. Comfort reading For stress reduction, aided with highly sweetened tea, then wine, this has not yet failed, a rate better than placebo


    3. Corvinus is back in the Alban Hills, investigating a suspicious death. As usual, questions abound. The widow's grief is clearly sincere, but why is she hiding so much? Why was the victim attacked in the street, six days before his death, by a man no one recognised? Why is his partner in the legal firm still so upset by the death, decades ago, of his first wife? There are more personal matters too. The Corvinus household is getting older; we seem to be about to lose one member to old age, while a [...]


    4. Illegally Dead is the latest in the Corvinus series of murder mysteries set in Rome in the 1st century C.E. This one actually takes place outside Rome, in a small town called Castrimoenium, where a local lawyer has died under suspicious circumstances. For a variety of reasons the local authorities are unwilling to open a formal investigation until it is certain that it was murder. Corvinus is called in unofficially and soon the bodies start piling up.The result is a seemingly very tangled web th [...]


    5. The Princess writes a letter suggesting there is a murder to solve in her area so we travel to visit. An old man who is senile is dead, his medicine has been used to fast and is filled with water, The Princess's future father in law, the local doctor suspects foul play. A nasty pile of 20 year old shenanigans is uncovered in regular style. Meton provides the funny side line this time and it is quite entertaining, but not to the level of the crazy dog in the last one.


    6. One of the best in the series. As tightly plotted as the early Agatha Christies, fairly well written (tho the modernist dialogues can be a little tiring at times), and so amazingly likely you wonder why you didn't guessW no need to have read any of the previous in the series.





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