In the tradition of Nancy Drew and Flavia Gemina, 13-year-old Beatrice is a clever girl with a preoccupied father and no mother. When she and her father move to Rome she feels like a fish out of water at first. Things improve a little when she starts lessons with a glamorous Italian tutor and meets a friendly local boy named Marco. Then one night she witnesses the apparent theft of four bronze turtles from a fountain in the Piazza Mattei, which her bedroom overlooks. A little investigation reveals that these aren’t just any turtles but sculpted by the famous artist Bernini and worth a fortune. More sleuthing lead Beatrice to palazzos, museums, libraries and Classical music concerts before an exciting denouement in underground Rome. Full of facts and intrigue, this gentle mystery would be the perfect book to take on a Roman holiday.