This history of murder in Rome was described by NYT as very entertaining.
I am about 80 pages in, and I must agree. The writing is always witty and, more than occasionally, laugh out loud funny. It is not yet clear how Romans stack up with contemporary cultures, but I can say they had, well, issues. The Romans had a real problem getting their helmets around, as Inspector Lestrade would say, "willful murder." All of which makes you question when a review of wine or anything says "dates back to Roman times" is a good thing. And I am pretty sure, the author will have something to say about Nero!
Think Nero. Drink Casadei!