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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Childrens (7 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842555936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842555934
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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'a splendid appetite-whetter for new readers of the series.' -- Michael Thorn, TES

Book Description

These mini-mysteries give readers a fascinating insight into what goes on in Ostia between each exciting instalment of The Roman Mysteries.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By carole sullivan on 12 Aug 2007
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I have to admit that I am not someone who usually reads short stories, but as I suffered some pretty serious "Roman Mysteries" withdrawal symptoms after I finished The Slave Girl from Jerusalem, I decided it was Trimalchio's Feast or nothing and I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed the short stories and also Caroline Lawrence's author's notes and interview. My favourite story was The Case of the Talking Statue as it had the drive and pace of the full length novels. Trimalchio's Feast had me laughing out loud and in many ways was a touching demonstration of the close friendship between Flavia, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus. Finally, Death by Vespasian, which is set after Slave Girl from Jersualem and written in the form of a letter from Bato to Titus, was a great read and in a small way indicates things to come in the Beggar of Volubilis. Can't wait for the next book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Verbal Question Mark on 12 July 2009
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A lovely little collection that is well worth the read. I would have loved it but I downloaded the stories ages ago from Caroline Lawrence's website, so it was a slight let down. Oh well!
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By David Church on 14 Jan 2013
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my teenage knights were fascinated, and so were mum and dad, by the whole set of books, which we have collected in fits and starts.
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By Kathryn on 21 Jun 2012
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A great book but quite short. If you like this sort of thing then you are probably reading books twice the length but story was good.
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By Amazon Customer on 7 Nov 2011
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BOUGHT FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO IS GREAT FAN OF THE ROMAN MYSTERIES,SHE IS ALWAYS HAPPY TO HAVE ANOTHER ADVENTURE TO READ ABOUT, GIVES A VERY GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THE ERA,
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