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Parthian Shot (Marcus Corvinus 9) by David Wishart (2004 First Edition Hardback)


£25.00

(A Marcus Corvinus Roman Mystery Book 9)

Very Good condition used 2004 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: 9780340827369.
Approx. dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 28mm d.

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Parthian Shot (Marcus Corvinus 9) by David Wishart

(A Marcus Corvinus Roman Mystery Book 9)

Condition and Description:

Very Good condition used 2004 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: 9780340827369.
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 turquoise cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 276 clean, slightly tanned inside pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Parthian Shot (Marcus Corvinus 9) by David Wishart:

If there is one thing Marcus Corvinus hates more than doing the household accounts, it is politics. So when he is interrupted in the former to get involved in the latter, he is not best pleased. His brief is to conduct an unofficial investigation into an attack on the Parthian Prince Phraates, a task that taxes his (none too) diplomatic skills to the utmost. The attack is then followed by a successful murder of one of the Parthian delegation and a full diplomatic incident threatens.

The byzantine twists and turns of the case give Corvinus a headache worse than his customary hangover, and it takes a violent threat to Perilla before he begins to get a grip on what is involved. Along the way he learns a lot about the spice trade – and has some problems with a basket of lampreys.

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