(From the publisher):
It is the 2nd century AD and Britain is the northernmost province of the Roman Empire. In Glevum (modern Gloucester) lives Libertus, a freed-man and pavement-maker, with a reputation for solving crime. When his influential patron, Marcus, asks for his help with a politically sensitive murder case, Libertus is in no position to refuse. A partially burned body has been found in the furnace-room of a villa, and has been identified as that of Crassus Flavius Germanicus, a wealthy retired centurion, and a Roman Citizen. When the main suspect is also found murdered, the truth seems elusive. Can Libertus establish which of Germanicus's many enemies did the deed?
Original title: The Germanicus Mosaic
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome