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The Roman Mysteries

The penultimate title in the bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a brand new cover look.August, AD 81. Presumed dead by their families and wanted by unknown authorities, Flavia and her friends feel very far from home. When they discover that one of Miriam's twins has been kidnapped, the four detectives set out for Halicarnassus. Here they find prophets who heal the sick and cure the lame - or are they merely tricksters and villains in disguise? A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.
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The Roman Mysteries is a publishing phenomenon, with over a million copies sold since publication in 2001; it is also the inspiration for the prime time BBC TV series. Caroline's profile is at its peak - she was a World Book Day 1 book author in February 2007, Author of the Month in April, and is frequently the subject of media interest in print and on radio. Her books are always favourite picks in retail promotions. Terrific storytelling combined with authentic historical detail. Caroline's depth of research and empathy with the period are unparalleled. Rights sold in 17 territories. Extensive spin-off publishing continues, to tie in with the TV series and consolidate fantastic growth in sales.

About the Author

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 lives with her husband, a graphic designer, by the river in London and, in addition to writing her books, is very active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals.


"The novel opens--and indeed ends--on a note of tension and excitement. This is an interesting, well-researched, and well-paced novel." --"Bookbag" "The novel opens and indeed ends on a note of tension and excitement. This is an interesting, well-researched, and well-paced novel." "Bookbag"" 'If you were appointing a time-traveller to report back on life in first-century Rome, you couldn't do better than Caroline Lawrence'--DAILY MAIL 'Lawrence's books are well supported with information about the period and locale in which they are set....A gripping mystery adventure story'--BOOKS FOR KEEPS 'Caroline Lawrence is good at this stuff; education with a flavour of the Famous Five'--BOOKWITCH

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