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Food for the Fishes (Marcus Corvinus 10) by David Wishart (2005 First Edition Hardback)


£25.00

(A Marcus Corvinus Roman Mystery Book 10)

Very Good condition used 2005 First Print
Edition Hardback with intact unclipped DJ.

Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London.
Print Number-line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.
Author: David Wishart.
ISBN: 9780340827383.
Approx. dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 28mm d.

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Food for the Fishes (Marcus Corvinus 10) by David Wishart

(A Marcus Corvinus Roman Mystery Book 10)

Condition and Description:

Very Good condition used 2005 First Print Edition Hardback with intact unclipped Dust Jacket.

Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London.
Print Number-line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.
Author: David Wishart.
ISBN: 9780340827383.
Approx. dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 28mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial dust jacket with slight creasing to edges, slight rubbing and slight signs of handling. Intact DJ spine. Dust Jacket over very good condition purple cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 295 clean, slightly tanned inside pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Food for the Fishes (Marcus Corvinus 10) by David Wishart:

When Licinius Murena, wealthy owner of a fish-farm, is found dead, drowned in one of his own eel tanks, not many tears are shed. Certainly not by Trebbio, who had just been booted out of his cottage by the landowner, and was heard bad-mouthing him drunkenly in public the day before Murena’s death. Nor by the widow, a little stunner half Murena’s age who allegedly spent an inordinate amount of time ‘under the doctor’. Nor by his daughter or his farm manager. With friends like these, who needs enemies? Marcus Corvinus is the man to find out. With the help, of course, of his clever wife Perilla – if she can spare the time from her newly acquired passion for gambling . . .

As we follow the Byzantine thought processes by which our hero solves the crime, we are entertained along with way with accounts of pisciculture and with a handy guide to ‘Twelve Lines’, the Roman precursor of backgammon.

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