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Caroline Lawrence - Author

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Caroline Lawrence was born in London. Her American parents returned to the United States shortly afterwards and she grew up in Bakersfield, California with her younger brother and sister. Her father taught English and drama in a local high school and her mother was an artist.

When she was twelve, Caroline's family moved to Stanford University in northern California so that her father could study Linguistics. Caroline inherited her father's love of words and her mother's love of art. She subsequently studied Classics at Berkeley, where she won a Marshall Scholarship to Cambridge. There, at Newnham College, she studied Classical Art and Archaeology.

The books in the series are:
The Thieves of Ostia
The Secrets of Vesuvius
The Pirates of Pompeii
The Assassins of Rome
The Dolphins of Laurentum
The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina
The Enemies of Jupiter
The Gladiators from Capua
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Fugitive from Corinth
The Sirens of Surrentum
The Charioteer of Delphi
The Slave Girl from Jerusalem
The Beggar of Volubilis
The Scribes from Alexandria
The Prophet from Ephesus
And finally…
The Man from Pomegranate Street

THE ROMAN MYSTERIES have sold over 1.1 million copies since its introduction in 2001 and in 2009 won the Classical Association Prize for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics' THE ROMAN MYSTERIES has been recognised as having an exemplary combination of entertainment and education.

If you like Caroline Lawrence you might also like to read books by Brian Jacques, Al Gore and Jonathan Stroud.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Caroline Lawrence

Queen of the Silver Arrow
Caroline Lawrence
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Caroline Lawrence found inspiration for Queen of the Silver Arrow in Virgil's Aeneid, and her story of warrior princess Camilla is as exciting as any fantasy adventure. Acca lives in Laurentum, a small town...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
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The Night Raid
Caroline Lawrence
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ Best-selling Caroline Lawrence doesn't skimp on violence in this action-packed story which captures the bravery of two young boys, survivors of the carnage...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2014
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The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse
Caroline Lawrence
P. K. Pinkerton, Private Eye is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series set in America's Wild West in which this unique hero interacts with real historical characters and events. Pinkerton may only be 12 but success...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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The Case of the Deadly Desperados
Caroline Lawrence
July 2012 Book of the Month. Fast, furious and funny, meet 12 year old P K Pinkerton who believes he can be a Wild West Private Eye and a good one too. With the help of his newly found friends...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Case of the Good-Looking Corpse
Caroline Lawrence
P. K. Pinkerton, Private Eye is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series set in America's Wild West in which this unique hero interacts with real historical characters and events. Pinkerton may only be 12 but success...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/06/2012
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The Prophet from Ephesus
Caroline Lawrence
Flavia and her friends are hotly pursued by the emperor's soldiers as they investigate a kidnapping in the sixteenth Roman Mysteries adventure. The penultimate title in the bestselling Roman Mysteries series is re-issued with a brand new cover look.
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2009
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The Man from Pomegranate Street
Caroline Lawrence
The emperor is dead! But did he die of natural causes, or was it murder? The young detectives are determined to find out in the seventeenth and last of The Roman Mysteries.
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Format: Hardback | Released 18/04/2009
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Scribes from Alexandria
Caroline Lawrence
Caroline Lawrence has a real gift for bringing history to life through the four main characters in her impressive ‘Roman Mysteries' series. This is the 15th in and the four heroes have plenty of puzzles to solve in a thrilling...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2008
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The Scribes From Alexandria
Caroline Lawrence
Caroline Lawrence has a real gift for bringing history to life through the four main characters in her impressive ‘Roman Mysteries' series. This is the 15th in and the four heroes have plenty of puzzles to solve in a thrilling...
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Format: Hardback | Released 19/06/2008
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From Ostia To Alexandria With Flavia Gemina
Caroline Lawrence
A wondrous behind-the-scenes tour of the exotic locations which have inspired the phenomenally successful Roman Mysteries by the same author. Fans of the series will relish this ‘alternative' travel guide and armchair read. Parents and children will find it enormously...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/05/2008
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The Beggar of Volubilis
Caroline Lawrence
On a mission for the Emperor Titus, Flavia and friends head to Morocco to find a lost emerald mentioned in a prophecy, in the fourteenth of The Roman Mysteries.
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2008
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Slave Girl From Jerusalem
Caroline Lawrence
A tragic end awaits an important character in this the latest in the bestselling series from Caroline Lawrence. Yet again the 4 young detectives have to crack a case that's trickier and has even more surprises than usual. It's action...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2007
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Second Roman Mysteries Quiz Book
Caroline Lawrence
500 questions on which to test your knowledge of six of Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries series. A great way to remember back to familiar stories while also checking that you know the facts!
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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Slave-Girl From Jerusalem
Caroline Lawrence
A tragic end awaits an important character in this the latest in the bestselling series from Caroline Lawrence. Yet again the 4 young detectives have to crack a case that's trickier and has even more surprises than usual. It's action...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2007
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Charioteer Of Delphi
Caroline Lawrence
Excitement, drama and danger fills each and every one of these Roman mysteries. Certainly not essential to start at the beginning of the series – this is the 12th one as my view is they get better and better. The...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 02/04/2007
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First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book
Caroline Lawrence
Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries series has been a major hit within the 9-12 market as the titles are full of humour and make history through fiction much more interesting. Now, the author has come up with a quiz book for...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 15/03/2007
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Charioteer Of Delphi
Caroline Lawrence
Great characters, masterful suspense are the hallmarks of Caroline Lawrence’s Roman mysteries. She has that rare gift of genuine writing talent – to draw you into an historical setting long gone, as if you are really there watching over all...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2006
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The Sirens of Surrentum
Caroline Lawrence
The four friends investigate a possible poisoning in the eleventh Roman Mysteries adventure.
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2006
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The Fugitive From Corinth
Caroline Lawrence
The latest in the excellent Roman Mysteries series, this time Flavia's tutor Aristo is arrested in Corinth. When he escapes, Flavia and her friends Nubia, Jonathan and Lupus set off in hot pursuit while also trying to work out why...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 04/05/2006
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The Colossus of Rhodes
Caroline Lawrence
The friends fight to thwart the plans of an evil slave-trader who deals in children in the ninth Roman Mysteries adventure.
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2005
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The Gladiators from Capua
Caroline Lawrence
The detectives search for their lost friend, Jonathan, amidst the gladiators of the Colosseum in the eighth book of The Roman Mysteries.
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2004
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The Enemies of Jupiter
Caroline Lawrence
The port of Ostia is gripped by fever and the four friends receive a summons from the Emperor himself in the seventh Roman Mysteries adventure.
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/11/2003
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The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina
Caroline Lawrence
Flavia is suspicious of her father's new love and starts to investigate. Meanwhile, mysteries abound amid the chaotic festival of Saturnalia in the sixth Roman Mysteries adventure.
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/06/2003
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The Thieves of Ostia
Caroline Lawrence
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,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2002
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