(Old Bones is the 5th of the Marcus Corvinus series)
I sat down on one of the couches. 'So, Stepfather,' I said. 'Who did you kill?'
'He didn't kill anyone!' Mother snapped. ''Don't be silly!
I sighed. 'Okay. So who didn't you kill?'
Corvinus doesn't seriously think that his stepfather is a murderer:
Priscus wouldn't hurt a fly. But he did discover the corpse, and he was
found standing over it with the knife in his hand, so proving the old
man's innocence presents quite a challenge.
Corvinus is back
in Italy, suckered into a spell of tomb-bashing with his
antiquities-mad stepfather. Not at all his idea of a holiday. However,
a murder does spice things up, and the victim had enemies enough.
Including a cuckolded husband...