The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia
Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so she solves mysteries. The daughter of a ship’s captain living in Ostia in AD 79, she acquires three friends who help her work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people’s homes.
The first in Caroline Lawrence’s internationally bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a fantastic new cover look.
Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship’s captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, must work together to discover who is beheading the watchdogs that guard people’s homes, and why.
A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.