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At the end of book 17 of the Roman Mysteries, Caroline Lawrence introduced us to Threptus - a young beggar boy. In this fun and fabulous new series, Threptus starts work with his mentor - the soothsayer, Floridius - and together they must solve their first mystery...Can they rid a rich woman's house of the demon that haunts it in the dead of night? What is the true nature of the demon? And is it really a supernatural being? Threptus is a brave, funny and loveable hero and each story is a mini-mystery perfect for readers aged 7 up.
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An extension of The Roman Mysteries brand, featuring an irresistible new hero, Threptus, who helps solve the mystery of a house haunted by a demon!

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies. Visit Caroline's website at www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.

Reviews

Though quite short, the story has the feel and detail of a longer novel. It is engaging, funny, fast-paced and full of lavatorial humour. Thoroughly enjoyable! * CAROUSEL * The Sewer Demon ... has humour a plenty. It also has a tight plot, a very accurate sense of place and culture, and characters you will fall in love with. Oh, and there's plenty of historical facts too ... Perfect for both avid and reluctant readers ... An exciting and informative read indeed. * THE AWFULLY BIG BLOG ADVENTURE * In the grand tradition of Scooby-Doo, this book gives kids all the thrills of encounters with demons and spirits, while always providing a more mundane (though in this case still fairly exciting!) solution to go with its real-world setting. * Pop Classics * The adventures are action-packed and hilarious, so kids aged 7 and upwards will love them * Liverpool Echo * The younger reader, and the Classicist of every age, is drawn into and around the streets of Ostia through Lawrence's detailed and flirtatious description * The Classics Library * I would give this book a five-star rating for the funny way it's written. I discovered that 'naso' is Latin for nose! -- Sebastian, aged 8 Fans of Caroline Lawrence's earlier series of mysteries set in Ancient Rome have enjoyed both the thrilling adventures of the four young friends, and the authentic detail which brought those stories so vividly to life. And now, with the adventures of Threptus, readers from about six or seven years of age can enjoy the same delights. * THE BOOKBAG *

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