VOICES IN THE CISTERN
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine August 2016
Inside a city under siege from Rome's Scythian enemies, thief Quintus is recruited as co-conspirator in a secretive undertaking with murderous thug Vibius. Selected to Robert Lopresti's SleuthSayers yearend "Best of 2016" list.
Length: Short Story
Setting: A besieged town on the Roman frontier, AD 50
Genres: Crime, Adventure, Historical
Main Characters: Quintus the Clever, Vibius