Another solid entry, but one of my least favorite, in the Gordianus the Finder series. This book has Gordianus searching for the killer of a beautiful young girl that dies in the opening pages. It has him interviewing all of the famous and important matrons of Rome, most (if not all?) he had met in previous books. The mystery was interesting but nothing that was page-turning. The Roman history had Caesar and Pompey fighting away from Rome and that part I found interesting. In terms of his personal character, without revealing anything, this book left me liking Gordianus less than any previous in the series.