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The Marcus Corvinus Mystery Series
Book Description: When the great chariot racer, Pegasus, is found stabbed to death, Marcus Corvinus is already on site. The District Watchcrooked to a manclaims the motive was theft, but Corvinus knows better. Tracking the murderer takes him deep into the world of Roman chariot racing with all its secrets, scams, and skullduggery.
JACKET NOTES: 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 -- croked to a man -- claim that the killer's motive was simmple theft, but Corvinus knows it wasn't.
Tracking the murderer down with the often-unwilling help of his wife Perilla takes him deep into the murky world of Roman chariot-racing with all its secrets, skuldruggeries and scams; and his task is not made any easier by the fact that in the process he has a lovesick major-domo, an invisible dagger and Mount Etna to contend with.
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