Last Rites

Last Rites

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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.Whoever had sold him it had seen the guy coming. Rampant ... Having that on the table when you were eating would be a surefire way to indigestion. a#39;Shea#39;ll love it. ... I sipped my wine. ... The runaway slave. ... He helped himself to a piece of my cheese. ... Shit, though! While Secundus started in on the olives I leaned back and thought things through. It couldna#39;ta#39;ve been Camillusa#39;s doing, that was certain.


Title:Last Rites
Author: David Wishart
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-11-10
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