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The Legionary from Londinium and other Mini Mysteries (The Roman Mysteries Book 18) [Kindle Edition]

Caroline Lawrence
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Book Description

Mystery and adventure in Ancient Roman times for Flavia Gemina and her friends . . .



Sacred chickens, a jellyfish and a Roman mystery set in Britannia - this collection of mini-mysteries is the perfect recipe for a gripping read!



Includes an exclusive interview with Caroline Lawrence on the secrets of writing mystery stories!



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Review

'If, like me, you were sad to see the end of the excellent Roman Mysteries series last year, you will be delighted to welcome this bonus volume of six mini-mysteries...packed with crisply written conundrums for Flavia and friends to solve' -- Rowan Stanfield CAROUSEL

Book Description

Secrets, thrills and action - the young detectives are on the case in this exciting collection of short stories from the world of The Roman Mysteries.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 869 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1842551922
  • Publisher: Orion Children's Books (25 Mar. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003FXCSUO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #169,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Million-selling author Caroline Lawrence writes detective stories with the double aim of entertaining children and teaching them. Combining fast-moving plots with historical accuracy means her history mystery stories are beloved of children, parents and teachers.

In 2009, Caroline won the Classical Association Prize for her Roman Mysteries series, which comprises over 20 books and inspired a glossy BBC TV series.

In 2011 Caroline launched a second historical detective series, the Western Mysteries, staring P.K. Pinkerton: a 12-year-old doubly orphaned detective who has trouble "reading people". The Case of the Deadly Desperados was the Sunday New York Times Editors' Choice in February 2012. P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified man was shortlisted for an Edgar Award in 2014. The UK title of the same book is The Case of the Good Looking Corpse. P.K.'s third mystery was The Case of the Pistol-packing Widows. The final and fourth book in the series is The Case of the Bogus Detective.

Caroline has also written a book for Barrington Stoke, who specialise in books for dyslexic and reluctant readers. The Night Raid is a re-telling of the story of Nisus and Euryalus from Virgil's Aeneid.

Caroline says: "I want to know everything about the past, especially the exciting things. Also the sounds, smells, sights and tastes. I write historical novels because nobody has invented a Time Machine. And I write for kids because 11 is my inner age."

Caroline is also writing a spin-off series of Roman books for readers aged 7+, starting with
The Sewer Demon

Here are the Roman Mystery novels in series order:

The Thieves Of Ostia: The Roman Mysteries 1
The Secrets Of Vesuvius: The Roman Mysteries 2
The Pirates Of Pompeii: The Roman Mysteries 3
The Assassins Of Rome: The Roman Mysteries 4
The Dolphins Of Laurentum: The Roman Mysteries 5
The Twelve Tasks Of Flavia Gemina:The Roman Mysteries 6
The Enemies Of Jupiter: The Roman Mysteries 7
The Gladiators From Capua: The Roman Mysteries 8
The Colossus Of Rhodes: The Roman Mysteries 9
The Fugitive From Corinth: The Roman Mysteries 10
The Sirens Of Surrentum: The Roman Mysteries 11
The Charioteer Of Delphi: The Roman Mysteries 12
The Slave-Girl From Jerusalem: The Roman Mysteries 13
The Beggar Of Volubilis: The Roman Mysteries 14
The Scribes From Alexandria: The Roman Mysteries 15
The Prophet From Ephesus: The Roman Mysteries 16
The Man From Pomegranate Street: The Roman Mysteries 17

Here are the mini-mysteries:

The Legionary From Londinium And Other Mini-Mysteries
Trimalchio's Feast And Other Mini-Mysteries

Plus quiz books, omnibus editions, a travel book and a treasury:

The First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book
The Second Roman Mysteries Quiz Book
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus (Books 1-3) (B) (Feb)
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus (Books 4-6) (B)
From Ostia To Alexandria With Flavia Gemina
The Roman Mysteries Treasury


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Caroline Lawrence has come through once again with another exciting and entertaining collection of mini-mysteries to complement her 17-volume opus: The Roman Mysteries. As with her previous collection of mini-mysteries (Trimalchio's Feast), these stories occur at various points along the Roman Mysteries timeline (Caroline lets us know precisely where each mini-mystery fits in along her carefully constructed RM story arc, with brief introductions). Everything fits into place - just as our heroine Flavia Gemina neatly puts together her available clues to solve each mystery.

While fans may be saddened to hear that Caroline has finished writing The Roman Mysteries, fans (who have been growing up over the years that Caroline has been writing these novels) can take heart in Caroline's promise of an upcoming Flavian Trilogy - intended for older readers.

I know I'll be looking forward to further tales of Roman mystery from Caroline Lawrence!
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Format:Paperback
This book is excellent. It has 6 short mysteries,set in ancient Rome. They are fictional but you can learn some facts from them.It has a glossary at the back and a small map of Ostia at the front. If you do enjoy it there is a set of 17 full length books too.
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My 11 and 13 year old daughters are huge fans of Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries series and they found this book of mini mysteries equalling enthralling.
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