Murder In Absentia – Assaph Mehr

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 the Fox, a professional investigator. In the business of ferreting out dark information for his clients, Felix is neither a traditional detective nor a traditional 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 that borrows elements from a thousand years of ancient Roman culture, mixed with a judicious amount of magic. These are the adventures 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 – it will appeal to lovers of fantasy, murder mysteries and ancient Rome.