— Richard Knaak, NYT best-selling author of author of Legends of Huma“Mehr’s imagined world based on ancient Rome feels at once familiar and dreamlike.”
— Ruth Downie, NYT best-selling author of the Medicus series of Roman mysteries“Hardcore Historical Fantasy – Felix the Fox is Sherlock Holmes in Ancient Times.”
— Jonathan Maas, author of City of Gods – Hellenica
A young man is found dead in his bed, with a look of extreme agony on his face and strange tattoos all over his body. His distraught senator father suspects foul play, and knows who to call on.
Enter Felix, a professional investigator. In the business of ferreting out dark information for his clients, Felix is neither a traditional detective nor a competent magician – but something in between. Drawing on his experience of dealing with the shady elements of society and his aborted education in the magical arts, Felix dons his toga and sets out to discover the young man’s killers.
Murder In Absentia is set in a fantasy world which borrows elements from a thousand years of ancient Roman culture, 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.
This is a story of Togas, Daggers and Magic – for lovers of Ancient Rome, Detective Mysteries, and Urban Fantasy.