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The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia By Caroline Lawrence

The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia

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This is the first title in a mystery series set in ancient Rome.

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The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia: Book 1 by Caroline Lawrence

Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so it's natural for her to solve mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she acquires a gang of three friends who help her. There is Jonathan, the Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian) who has just moved in next door; Nubia, the African slave girl Flavia's father buys to save her from a terrible fate; and Lupus, a ragged homeless boy who is mysteriously mute. Together they work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why he did it. Caroline Lawrence, a first-time writer, is a terrific storyteller who creates a wonderfully vivid picture of daily life in the colourful, bustling port of Ostia while never labouring the historical detail. THE THIEVES OF OSTIA is first and foremost a whodunnit, with lots of excitement and plot twists.

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About Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at University College London. She now lives in London with her English husband and teaches Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Art and French to children.

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The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia: Book 1 by Caroline Lawrence
Caroline Lawrence
The Roman Mysteries
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