Murder In Absentia by Assaph Mehr is our Book of the Month for April 2017.
A fantastic blend of history, mystery, and magic. Travel back in time to an ancient Roman setting with the murder of a young man, a gritty detective not afraid to get his hands dirty, and a brilliant plot filled with action and adventure. Set in a fantasy city of Egretia, it borrows elements from a thousand years of ancient Roman culture, to the founding of Rome to the late empire, mixed with a judicious amount of magic. This is a story of a cynical, hardboiled detective dealing with anything from daily life to the old forces roaming the world.