(From the publisher):
In April of A.D. 83 a caravan of travelers stop at an inn for the night. The next morning one of them is dead, butchered in horrific fashion. No Roman magistrates are on the scene, so Pliny the Younger, Rome's answer to Sherlock Holmes, takes charge until the provincial governor can be summoned. Pliny surprises his friend, Cornelius Tacitus, by suggesting that the cause of death might be something other than the obvious knife wounds.
Suspects abound: a man who owed money to the victim, the priestess of an arcane religious cult, two travelers who have kept aloof from others in the caravan. And Pliny learns some sruprising things about one of the victim's slave girls, a beautiful young blond. But all of Pliny's sleuthing may be in van if it turns out that the killer had another victim in mind - Pliny himself.
Original title: All Roads Lead to Murder: A Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome