Book Reviews of White Murder: A Marcus Corvinus Mystery (Marcus Corvinus Mysteries)

White Murder: A Marcus Corvinus Mystery (Marcus Corvinus Mysteries)
White Murder A Marcus Corvinus Mystery - Marcus Corvinus Mysteries
Author: David Wishart
ISBN-13: 9780340771280
ISBN-10: 0340771283
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Pages: 624
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: New English Library
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed White Murder: A Marcus Corvinus Mystery (Marcus Corvinus Mysteries) on
Good fast read. A Roman private eye.
Think Lindsey Davis' Marcus Falco lite.
reviewed White Murder: A Marcus Corvinus Mystery (Marcus Corvinus Mysteries) on + 68 more book reviews
My least favorite Marcus Corvinus mystery so far. At 612 pages, it's 1/3 to 1/2 longer than his other books and badly in need of a copyeditor with a hatchet to clear away the excess shrubbery, red herrings, and self-indulgent sub-plots. It seemed as if whenever a new character is even mentioned, that person will shortly be regarded as a prime suspect. This was one of those books that when I saw the number of pages yet to be read was less than 100, I was happy, not so I could find out whodunit but so it'd be over. The solution was as convoluted and improbable as the rest of the book. Too bad, as I liked the previous five in the series quite well.

Spoiler: The author needs to research how a high-strung horse would behave when someone other than his usual attendants tried to give him a pill.