Blood and Circuses

Blood and Circuses - Kerry Greenwood Basically Phryne runs away and joins the circus. Ostensibly to help with some friends in the circus who are seeing accidents happen around them but can't see what's happening. She has to learn how to be a member of the circus and finds it a challenge to be away from her luxury. There's a look at how those who were determined to be freaks at the time could find space in a circus to be themselves.

It was interesting and made me think. The mystery wasn't as interesting as the circus life.