Thursday, February 16, 2017

Book Spotlight: Murder is Absentia


"Hardcore Historical Fantasy - Felix the Fox is Sherlock Holmes in Ancient Times"
—Jonathan Maas, author of City of Gods - Hellenica

"Mehr is a master alchemist, blending the real and surreal on a captivating flight of fantasy."
—Cynthia Celmer

"Mehr's imagined world based on ancient Rome feels at once familiar and dream like. In Egretia, magic is real and potentially deadly. While rival incantatores have been banned from calling up competing winds to speed ferries across the bay - they've drowned too many innocent sailors - the powers of magic appear to have fallen into malevolent hands. Failed incantator Felix the Fox is investigating a mysterious death in a growing atmosphere of menace. I can't help thinking the idea of Death by Magic might be closer to the mindset of some of the ancient world than our modern rationality."
—Ruth Downie, Author of the Medicus Roman mysteries series

"This book gave mea 'book-hangover' - I could not get my head out of the world of Felix for days after finishing it! I hope that there will be more stories coming, of Felix's past and future. I like authors that create real human characters!"
—R.M., Israel

"Finished Murder In Absentia twice now. A truly remarkable story which draws you in and makes it so you never want to leave."
—Fuchsia Carter, UK

"For a history buff like me, it was the perfect blend of historical trivia and good old-fashioned murder mystery. A sheer delight to read."
—W. Klijn., Australia