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Caroline Lawrence - Author

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence was our Guest Editor in September 2102 - Click here to see her selections.

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.

Featured books by Caroline Lawrence

The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse

The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

In the second in this adventure series, Virginia City's newest detective, P.K. Pinkerton, takes on his first case - finding the killer of a murdered girl before he strikes again! Nominated for a 2014 EDGAR award, P.K. Pinkerton is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series, set in America's Wild West. The death of sadistic desperado Whittlin Walt has created an opening for 'Chief of the Comstock Desperados'. Several young gunfighters are battling it out in the saloons and streets of Virginia City, and against this backdrop of gunmen, gamblers and cowboys, P.K. Pinkerton, Private Eye, is having trouble drumming up business. Nobody seems to take a 12-year-old detective seriously! Then a servant girl named Martha begs P.K. for help. She witnessed the murder of her mistress - a hurdy girl - and the killer knows it. Now he is after her. Martha gives P.K. a description of the killer and a cryptic clue, but then she disappears. Can P.K. solve the case and find Martha before the killer does?

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The Prophet from Ephesus

The Prophet from Ephesus

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2009

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.

ebook of the month
The Man from Pomegranate Street

The Man from Pomegranate Street

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2009

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.

ebook of the month
The Beggar of Volubilis

The Beggar of Volubilis

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2008

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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The Sirens of Surrentum

The Sirens of Surrentum

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2006

The four friends investigate a possible poisoning in the eleventh Roman Mysteries adventure.

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The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2005

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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The Gladiators from Capua

The Gladiators from Capua

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2004

March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Flavia, Nubia and Lupus take this opportunity to go to Rome and search for their missing friend, Jonathan. Their search leads the young detectives straight to the games, where they must face wild beasts and gladiators to accomplish their mission.

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The Enemies of Jupiter

The Enemies of Jupiter

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2003

February, AD 80. An imperial messenger summons Jonathan's father to Rome, where the fever which started in Ostia is now threatening to become a plague. Jonathan and his three friends go, too, and need to use all their skills to solve a dangerous mystery for the Emperor Titus.

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The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina

The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2003

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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The Thieves of Ostia

The Thieves of Ostia

9+ readers

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2002

Someone is killing Ostia's dogs and Flavia is determined to find out who and why in the first of The Roman Mysteries.

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Other books by Caroline Lawrence

How To Write a Great Story

How To Write a Great Story

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Stories are incredibly powerful so if you become a writer, be careful. Your book could change the world. Caroline Lawrence shares her best tips in this illustrated guide to creative writing and storytelling for readers and writers aged 9+. . . Featuring examples from all kinds of stories, including Black Panther, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, The Incredibles and Star Wars, Caroline explores every aspect of writing - from brainstorming a setting, to creating an opponent and choosing your hero's greatest weakness. Inspired by Caroline's school events and workshops, and illustrated with Linzie Hunter's lively black and white artwork on every page, this is the perfect addition to the bookshelves of young writers everywhere.

The Time Travel Diaries

The Time Travel Diaries

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

From the author of The Roman Mysteries comes a nail-biting time-travel adventure, set in London. Billionaire Solomon Daisy is obsessed with the skeleton of a blue eyed African girl from Roman London. When his tech guys accidentally invent a time machine he decides to send London schoolboy Alex Papas on a mission. Time travel is easier for kids, and Alex knows Greek and a little Latin. The portable portal is placed in London's Mithraeum, recently relocated back to its original 3rd century AD site. Now all Alex has to do is go through and find the blue-eyed girl. There are just three rules: 1. Naked you go and naked you must return. 2. Drink, don't eat. 3. As little interaction as possible. But Time Travel is fun fair, and there are more ways to die in Roman London than Alex could have guessed.

The Roman Mysteries: The Colossus of Rhodes Book 9

The Roman Mysteries: The Colossus of Rhodes Book 9

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2018

Anxious to solve the mystery of whether his mother is still alive, and keen to follow his uncle's dying wish, Lupus and his friends sail to the island of Rhodes, site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - and base of a criminal mastermind!

The Roman Mysteries: The Beggar of Volubilis Book 14

The Roman Mysteries: The Beggar of Volubilis Book 14

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2018

Flavia and her friends are on a quest for the Emperor Titus - to steal a valuable gemstone known as 'Nero's Eye'. The Delphic Oracle prophesied that whoever owns the gem will rule Rome - so Titus is determined to claim it for himself. Their travels take them across the Roman province of Mauretania, from Sabratha (in modern Libya) to Volubilis (Morocco). As they travel on a caravan across the desert they encounter slave-traders, pantomime actors and a wild animal stampede. The detectives must consider another quest: what has happened to Uncle Gaius? Meanwhile, Flavia faces some tough decisions about her future.

The Roman Mysteries: The Gladiators from Capua Book 8

The Roman Mysteries: The Gladiators from Capua Book 8

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Flavia, Nubia and Lupus take this opportunity to go to Rome and search for their missing friend, Jonathan. Their search leads the young detectives straight to the games, where they must face wild beasts and gladiators to accomplish their mission.

Roman Quests: Return to Rome Book 4

Roman Quests: Return to Rome Book 4

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The fourth and final book in the new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. AD 96. Bouda, an orphaned British girl with a troubled past, has been helping Juba and his siblings since they first arrived in Britannia. For almost two years they have been in hiding from the Emperor Domitian's agents. But now information has come to light that could bring down the tyrant. When Juba and his sister decide to return to Rome with the man who has this evidence, Bouda goes with them. But is it ever right to kill a tyrant? From the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2.

Roman Quests: Death in the Arena Book 3

Roman Quests: Death in the Arena Book 3

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Third in a new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. Eleven-year-old Ursula is happily learning to be a Druid in the woods of Britannia. But then she is asked to go on a quest to find a boy who was abducted as a baby. Will her mystical training equip her for life on the road - with a troupe of Roman pantomime dancers and beast hunters? Her task: to adapt to life in the arena Her quest: to find the boy everyone is seeking Her destiny: to protect children and animals From the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2.

Roman Quests: The Archers of Isca Book 2

Roman Quests: The Archers of Isca Book 2

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The second thrilling adventure in a new historical series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. Britannia AD 94. On the run from the Emperor Domitian, fifteen-year-old Fronto has joined the Roman army in order to find the security and structure he craves. But when his younger sister Ursula is captured by a terrifying Druid called Snakebeard, he must make an impossible decision. Can he leave the army, when desertion is punishable by death? His desire: To become a good soldier His quest: To rescue his sister His destiny: To find his place in Roman Britain From the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in this book are a British Iron Age Village, Bath Spa and the fortress at Caerleon.

Roman Quests: Escape from Rome Book 1

Roman Quests: Escape from Rome Book 1

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, twelve-year-old Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world. His task: To avoid capture and death. His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain. His destiny: To save the children. Brand new exciting Roman series from the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in book 1 are Rome, Ostia, Londinium and Fishbourne.

Queen of the Silver Arrow

Queen of the Silver Arrow

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2016

Few have ever seen her, but all of Laurentum knows the story of Camilla - tied to a spear and thrown across a river by her father as he fled for his life. The Goddess Diana saved the baby, and now it is Camilla's turn to save Laurentum as the Trojans march on the town. But Camilla is a wild girl from the forest, not the Amazon they imagine, and so Acca must step in to help her new friend adjust to the great destiny before her. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Bogus Detective Book 4

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Bogus Detective Book 4

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

The final whip-cracking adventure in the P.K. Pinkerton series from bestselling Roman Mysteries author Caroline Lawrence. When P.K's father, Robert Pinkerton, suddenly appears in Virginia City, P.K.'s life turns upside down. Suddenly she's having to learn how to be a 'girly-girl' in a cunning plot to outwit silver thieves. But it seems the thieves are one step ahead! Has P.K. finally met her match or can she use her detective skills to turn the situation on its head and impress her private-eye Pa? A gripping rollercoaster ride of a tale packed with Wild West authenticity and atmosphere from this million-selling author.

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Pistol-packing Widows Book 3

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Pistol-packing Widows Book 3

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

From the million-copy-selling author of The Roman Mysteries comes the third whip-cracking adventure in this award-winning series. When P.K. is suddenly abducted, he fears he's going to be thrown in the river to drown. In fact, he's about to get a new case. He must travel to Carson City, don a disguise and shadow his friend and mentor, Poker Face Jace. But Jace isn't easy to fool, P.K.'s widow woman disguise is horribly uncomfortable and, as if that's not bad enough, it seems somebody might be trying to kill him! Can P.K. survive amid the gun-slingers, gamblers and desperados of Carson City?

The Night Raid

The Night Raid

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2014

A powerful novel inspired by Virgil's tale of the ill-fated night raid of Euryalus and Nisus, from Roman Mysteries author Caroline Lawrence. The Trojan War is over. The survivors must find new land on which to settle, and there is war. Euryalus and Nisus, two teenage warriors among Aeneas's Trojan refugees, make a disastrous decision to raid the camp of their enemy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 14+

P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows

P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2014

Winning hearts and rave reviews, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton returns to the Wild West in the best adventure yet!P.K. Pinkerton's detective agency is thriving in Virginia Cityuntil the evening P.K. is abruptly stuffed into a turnip sack and tossed into the back of a wagon! Surfacing in Chinatown, P.K. is forced into taking a job trailing the abductor's fiance in Carson City.Danger lurks at every turn. P.K. must battle quicksand, escape the despicable former Deputy Marshall, Jack Williams, and save Poker Face Jace from certain death at the hands of the fatal ';Black Widow,' who is courting P.K.'s friend and mentor.Master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton has almost perfected the art of staying hidden in plain sight, but when the stakes become life or death, the only thing that can save the young detective is to give away the biggest secret of all.

The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Two-faced God Book 4

The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Two-faced God Book 4

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Richard Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Floridius the Soothsayer has been asked to read the omens for a wealthy man whose villa appears to be haunted. The pay is good but it means studying a sheep's liver and poor Floridius faints at the sight of blood! Can Threptus solve the mystery and save his friend from embarrassment? Join Threptus and Floridius on their hilarious and action-packed adventures among Rome's superstitious underclass, and don't miss this ruder, funnier and still historically accurate companion to The Roman Mysteries.

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse Book 2

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse Book 2

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

In the second in this adventure series, Virginia City's newest detective, P.K. Pinkerton, takes on his first case - finding the killer of a murdered girl before he strikes again! Nominated for a 2014 EDGAR award, P.K. Pinkerton is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series, set in America's Wild West. The death of sadistic desperado Whittlin Walt has created an opening for 'Chief of the Comstock Desperados'. Several young gunfighters are battling it out in the saloons and streets of Virginia City, and against this backdrop of gunmen, gamblers and cowboys, P.K. Pinkerton, Private Eye, is having trouble drumming up business. Nobody seems to take a 12-year-old detective seriously! Then a servant girl named Martha begs P.K. for help. She witnessed the murder of her mistress - a hurdy girl - and the killer knows it. Now he is after her. Martha gives P.K. a description of the killer and a cryptic clue, but then she disappears. Can P.K. solve the case and find Martha before the killer does?

P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man

P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2013

Author Caroline Lawrence returns to the Wild West with another action-packed mystery starring Master-of-Disguise, P.K. Pinkerton. After vanquishing three notorious Desperados, twelve-year-old P.K. Pinkerton opens a private-eye business in Virginia City. P.K.'s skills are quickly put to the test: When a maid named Martha witnesses a murder, she hires the young detective to track the killer before he finds her too.P.K. enlists a trusted ally, Poker Face Jace, to help crack the casebut collecting clues and keeping Martha safe will not be easy. Cunning liars, rogue gunslingers and deadly foes lurk at every turn, and time is running out to bring the murderer to justice.Sharp, thrilling and vividly imagined, P.K. Pinkerton's second action-packed adventure will keep your heart racing through to the very end.

Roman Mysteries Complete Collection

Roman Mysteries Complete Collection

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2012

A bumper eBook collection of all 17 Roman Mysteries adventures including 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 The Man From Pomegranate Street.Packed with action, mystery and adventure!

The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Poisoned Honey Cake Book 2

The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Poisoned Honey Cake Book 2

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Richard Williams, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Floridius, freelance soothsayer, is afraid that he has lost his talent for seeing the future. Threptus wants to find some titbits of information that his mentor can use to convince people he still has the gift, but will a poisoned honey cake lead to disaster along the way? Join Threptus and Floridius on their hilarious and action-packed adventures among Rome's superstitious underclass, and don't miss this ruder, funnier and still historically accurate companion to The Roman Mysteries.

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Deadly Desperados Book 1

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Deadly Desperados Book 1

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Caroline Lawrence, Matt Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

From the author of the bestselling Roman Mysteries, a new series set in the Wild West, packed with danger and deadly desperados at every turn! Virginia City in 1862 is a mining camp sitting above a rich vein of silver in America's Wild West. It's a dangerous place, full of gamblers, hurdy girls and gunmen - all of them on the make! When twelve year-old P.K. Pinkerton arrives there, homeless, penniless and hunted, things don't look good. But P.K. soon finds allies in Sam Clemens, a newspaper reporter, Poker Face Jace, a gambler who can tell when someone is bluffing, and Ping, a Chinese photographer's apprentice. With the help of these friends - and armed with a Smith & Wesson seven-shooter and a knack for disguises - P.K. takes on the tricksters and desperados and tries to become a detective. Fast, furious and funny - an utterly entertaining mystery adventure from an author who knows exactly how to grip and thrill her readers.

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse Book 2

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse Book 2

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2012

P.K. Pinkerton is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series set in America's Wild West. The death of sadistic desperado Whittlin Walt has created an opening for 'Chief of the Comstock Desperados'. Several young gunfighters are battling it out in the saloons and streets of Virginia City, and against this backdrop of gunmen, gamblers and cowboys, P.K. Pinkerton, Private Eye, is having trouble drumming up business. Nobody seems to take a 12-year-old detective seriously! Then a servant girl named Martha begs P.K. for help. She witnessed the murder of her mistress - a hurdy girl - and the killer knows it. Now he is after her. Martha gives P.K. a description of the killer and a cryptic clue, but then she disappears. Can P.K. solve the case and find Martha before the killer does?

Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One

Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2012

The year is 1862 and twelve-year-old P.K. Pinkerton is on the run from Whittlin Walt and his gang of ruthless desperados. P.K. is determined to hold on to his ma,s last priceless possession: the deed to a large amount of land and silver mines in the Nevada Mountains. But this is the Wild West, and there,'s hardly a safe place to hide in Virginia City, an untamed mining town full of gamblers, hurdy girls and gunmenall of them on the make! Relying on disguises will only keep P.K. hidden for so long as he works to outwit the outlaws who are quickly closing in...At once thrilling, funny, and moving, this mystery adventure will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Sewer Demon Book 1

The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Sewer Demon Book 1

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

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.

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Deadly Desperados Book 1

The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Deadly Desperados Book 1

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2011

Virginia City in 1862 is a mining camp sitting above a rich vein of silver in America's Wild West. It's a dangerous place, full of gamblers, hurdy girls and gunmen - all of them on the make! When twelve year-old P.K. Pinkerton arrives there, homeless, penniless and hunted, things don't look good. But P.K. soon finds allies in Sam Clemens, a newspaper reporter, Poker Face Jace, a gambler who can tell when someone is bluffing, and Ping, a Chinese photographer's apprentice. With the help of these friends - and armed with a Smith & Wesson seven-shooter and a knack for disguises - P.K. takes on the tricksters and desperados and tries to become a detective. Fast, furious and funny - an utterly entertaining mystery adventure from an author who knows exactly how to grip and thrill her readers.

The Roman Mysteries: The Man from Pomegranate Street Book 17

The Roman Mysteries: The Man from Pomegranate Street Book 17

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2010

September AD 81. Flavia and her friends learn of the mysterious and sudden death of the Emperor Titus. Was his death natural? Or was it murder? As the four detectives investigate this mystery, they little dream how much their lives - as well as the future of Italy - will be changed as a result.

The Roman Mysteries: The Legionary from Londinium and other Mini Mysteries

The Roman Mysteries: The Legionary from Londinium and other Mini Mysteries

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Mystery and adventure in Ancient Roman times for Flavia Gemina and her friends . . . Sacred chickens, a jellyfish and a Roman mystery set in Britannia - this collection of mini-mysteries is the perfect recipe for a gripping read! Includes an exclusive interview with Caroline Lawrence on the secrets of writing mystery stories!

The Roman Mysteries Omnibus

The Roman Mysteries Omnibus

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2010

THE THIEVES OF OSTIA: The theft of her father's signet ring leads Flavia Gemina to three extraordinary people - Jonathan the Jewish boy, Nubia the African slave-girl, and Lupus, the mute beggar boy - who become her friends, and partners in solving the first of many mysteries. Will they discover who is killing the dogs of Ostia, and why? THE SECRETS OF VESUVIUS: Flavia is spending the summer with her uncle who lives near Pompeii. She and her friends are absorbed in trying to solve a riddle that may lead to a great treasure. Then Mount Vesuvius erupts - and the four children find themselves in desperate danger. THE PIRATES OF POMPEII: Following the volcano's eruption, hundreds of refugees from the cities of Vesuvius try to come to terms with disaster. When children begin to go missing from the camp, Flavia Gemina and her friends investigate a powerful and charismatic man known as the Patron - and come face to face with pirates, slave-dealers ...and death.

Assassins of Rome

Assassins of Rome

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2009

Jonathan goes on a secret quest to Rome, and Flavia, Nubia and Lupus set out to find him. Their dangerous mission takes them to the Golden House of Nero where a deadly assassin is rumoured to be at work - and they learn what happened to Jonathan's family during the terrible destruction of Jerusalem nine years earlier.

The Roman Mysteries: The Prophet from Ephesus Book 16

The Roman Mysteries: The Prophet from Ephesus Book 16

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

It's August, AD 81. Presumed dead by their families but wanted by unknown authorities, Flavia and her friends feel very far from home. When news of more kidnappings reach them, and they discover that one of Miriam's twins is among the missing, the four detectives set out for Halicarnassus to help. Here they find the countryside is full of prophets who heal the sick and cure the lame - or are they merely tricksters and villains in disguise?

Secrets of Vesuvius

Secrets of Vesuvius

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2009

Flavia, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupusthe four friends from The Thieves of Ostiasail to the Bay of Naples to spend the summer with Flavias uncle, who lives near Pompeii. There they uncover a riddle that may lead them to great treasure.Meanwhile, tremors shake the ground, animals behave strangely, and people dream of impending doom. One of the worst natural disasters of all time is about to happen: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius!This second in a series of Roman mysteries follows the children as they travel by sailboat, explore vineyards, and celebrate a Roman festival on the beach at Herculaneum in A.D. 79not realizing they are in terrible danger. Will they solve their riddle? And more importantly, will they survive the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii?From the Compact Disc edition.

The Roman Mysteries: The Scribes from Alexandria Book 15

The Roman Mysteries: The Scribes from Alexandria Book 15

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2008

A desperate quest begins in the port of Alexandria: site of the great lighthouse, the famous Library, and the tomb of Alexander the Great. Codes, riddles, anagrams and hieroglyphics lead the young detectives down the river Nile to pyramids and sphinxes, temples and tombs, crocodiles and hippos. But what lies at the end of the journey? Treasure? Or death?

The Roman Mysteries: The Scribes from Alexandria Book 15

The Roman Mysteries: The Scribes from Alexandria Book 15

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2008

A desperate quest begins in the Romano-Egyptian port of Alexandria: site of the great lighthouse, the Library and the tomb of Alexander the Great. Codes, riddles, anagrams and hieroglyphics lead the search parties down the river Nile to pyramids and sphinxes, temples and tombs, crocodiles and hippos. But what lies at the end of the journey? Treasure? Or death?

The Roman Mysteries: The Beggar of Volubilis Book 14

The Roman Mysteries: The Beggar of Volubilis Book 14

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Flavia and her friends are on a quest for the Emperor Titus - to steal a valuable gemstone known as 'Nero's Eye'. The Delphic Oracle prophesied that whoever owns the gem will rule Rome - so Titus is determined to claim it for himself. Their travels take them across the Roman province of Mauretania, from Sabratha (in modern Libya) to Volubilis (Morocco). As they travel on a caravan across the desert they encounter slave-traders, pantomime actors and a wild animal stampede. The detectives must consider another quest: what has happened to Uncle Gaius? Meanwhile, Flavia faces some tough decisions about her future.

The Roman Mysteries: The Slave-girl from Jerusalem Book 13

The Roman Mysteries: The Slave-girl from Jerusalem Book 13

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

This exciting adventure gives fascinating insight into the workings of the Roman legal system in a page-turning court room drama. As always, Caroline Lawrence springs new surprises for all the characters and provides motives, means and opportunity for one determined felon. And, as ever, it's up to the four young detectives to crack the case . . .

The Roman Mysteries: Trimalchio's Feast and other mini-mysteries

The Roman Mysteries: Trimalchio's Feast and other mini-mysteries

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Between writing her bestselling novels, Caroline Lawrence has penned several short stories, covering incidents alluded to in the novels, but not dramatised at length. This book brings together mini-mysteries to provide even more coverage of events in the lives of our four detectives during the dangerous, exciting reign of Emperor Titus. Each of these short and sharp stories is as compelling and exciting as the novels, full of the sights and sounds of ancient Rome. Caroline Lawrence has written exclusive notes on each story, providing background on the inspiration and relevance to the series.

The Roman Mysteries: The Charioteer of Delphi Book 12

The Roman Mysteries: The Charioteer of Delphi Book 12

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

September AD 80. Flavia and her friends go to Rome to celebrate the Festival of Jupiter at Senator Cornix's town house. When a famous racehorse goes missing, Nubia sets out to recover it. The four friends find themselves caught up in a plot against one of the rival factions, the Greens. Who is trying to sabotage the charioteers? Could it be an inside job, or someone with a grudge from long ago? And how many men and horses will die before the killer is caught?

The Roman Mysteries: The Slave-girl from Jerusalem Book 13

The Roman Mysteries: The Slave-girl from Jerusalem Book 13

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2007

This exciting adventure recreates the siege of Masada, and reveals important developments in Jonathan's struggle with his guilt over past events. Also, there's terrific insight into the workings of the Roman legal system in a page-turning court room drama. As always, Caroline Lawrence spings new surprises for all the characters and provides motives, means and opportunities for one determined felon. And, as ever, it's up to the four young detectives to crack the case. And, for one of the popular characters, a tragic end awaits ...

The Code of Romulus

The Code of Romulus

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Hot-headed as ever, Flavia Gemina is determined to prove to her handsome tutor Aristo that she really is a detective of the highest order. At first, the mystery of the missing bread rolls seems like an easy - and rather dull - case to solve. But it stumps Flavia and her friends ...until she investigates the meaning behind the strange word games that the slave Romulus likes to play.

The Roman Mysteries Treasury

The Roman Mysteries Treasury

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2007

Join Flavia, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus as they explore fascinating facets of life in ancient Rome. Evocative text and vivid full-colour illustrations bring to life the themes, settings and personalities in the bestselling series. Topics covered include Flavia on the class system in Roman society, favourite myths and legends, and holidays and celebrations; Jonathan discovering the world of Roman sport and leisure and the different religions; Nubia on animals in Roman times and Lupus on childhood in Roman times, plus ancient cultures' fascination with number and alphabet puzzles and games. Includes a timeline of key events in Roman history and a map of the Roman Empire.

The First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book

The First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

This quiz book features questions about the characters, places and events occurring in books 1-6 of the Roman Mysteries. In addition, there will be questions based on the popular maps in the books, quizzes about ancient Roman food, fashion, customs, literature, music, an illustrated Aristo's Scroll plus a mammoth general quiz. Answers supplied at the back of the book.

Roman Mystery Omnibus II

Roman Mystery Omnibus II

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

This volume includes three novels in their entirety: THE ASSASSINS OF ROME: Jonathan has disappeared on a secret quest to Rome. In attempting to locate him, his friends must enter Nero's Golden House, and find an assassin. THE DOLPHINS OF LAURENTUM: A sunken wreck full of treasure seems to be the answer to the four detectives' woes. But someone else seeks the bounty - someone with a sinister connection to Lupus's past. THE TWELVE TASKS OF FLAVIA GEMINA: In order to save her father from a terrible fate, Flavia must perform twelve tasks - just like the Greek hero Hercules.

The Roman Mysteries: From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Gemina Travels with Flavia Gemina

The Roman Mysteries: From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Gemina Travels with Flavia Gemina

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

From Morocco to Libya, from Ostia to Surrentum - Caroline Lawrence has travelled widely to give the Roman Mysteries unrivalled authenticity among historical novels. Her research trips have yielded a dazzling array of insights that allow Caroline to vividly re-imagine the ancient world and to bring her characters and stories to life. This book gathers together anecdotes, factual information and advice for children and their families looking to explore exotic locations, as well as offering compelling background to the real world behind the bestselling Roman Mysteries novels.

The Charioteer of Delphi Roman Mystery 12

The Charioteer of Delphi Roman Mystery 12

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2006

September AD 80. Flavia and her friends go to Rome to celebrate the Festival of Jupiter at Senator Cornix's town house. When a famous racehorse goes missing, Nubia sets out to recover it. The four friends find themselves caught up in a plot against one of the rival factions, the Greens. Who is trying to sabotage the charioteers? Could it be an inside job, or someone with a grudge from long ago? How many men and horses will die before the killer is caught?

The Roman Mysteries: The Sirens of Surrentum Book 11

The Roman Mysteries: The Sirens of Surrentum Book 11

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times... It's summer in the Bay of Naples - time for fun and relaxation. Everyone is thinking about love at the beautiful Villa Limona, but danger lurks beneath the luxury. A famous murder was committed nearby, and a poisoner is at large amongst the guests. Can Flavia and her friends set a trap to catch the culprit before it's too late?

The Roman Mysteries: The Fugitive from Corinth Book 10

The Roman Mysteries: The Fugitive from Corinth Book 10

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2006

Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times.. It seems that Flavia's tutor, Aristo, has committed a terrible crime - attempting to murder Flavia's own father. When Aristo escapes, Flavia and her friends give chase, but they aren't the only ones on Aristo's trail. Who else is after the young tutor? And what made him want to kill?

The Roman Mysteries Omnibus

The Roman Mysteries Omnibus

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2005

It is AD 79. Join Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain's daughter, Jonathan, her Jewish neighbour, Nubia, the African slave-girl, and Lupus, the mute beggar boy, on three exciting adventures. In THE THIEVES OF OSTIA, the four friends get on the trail of the killer who is silencing the town's watchdogs. Not long after solving this mystery, THE SECRETS OF VESUVIUS finds them relaxing near Pompeii. When Mount Vesuvius erupts, they flee one of the greatest natural disasters of all time. Sheltering in the refugee camps following the eruption, they discover that children are being kidnapped from the camps in THE PIRATES OF POMPEII. Determined to find out who is responsible, the friends come face to face with pirates and slave-dealers ...Three captivating mysteries: compulsive reading for 9-11 year-olds.

Secrets of Vesuvius (2 X SWC)

Secrets of Vesuvius (2 X SWC)

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: CD-ROM Release Date: 01/07/2004

It's the summer of AD 79, and Flavia Gemina the sea captain's daughter and her friends Jonathan the Jewish boy, Nubia the African slave-girl and Lupus the homeless beggar-boy set sail for the Bay of Naples, to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. They are soon absorbing in trying to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes. Mount Vesuvius erupts and the children are fleeing for their lives, in one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded. Not just a mystery - an absolutely thrilling action adventure that makes you feel you were there!

Thieves of Ostia 2XSWC

Thieves of Ostia 2XSWC

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Audio cassette Release Date: 01/02/2004

Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so it's natural for her to solve mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD 79, she acquires a gang of three friends who help her. There is Jonathan, the Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, the African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. Together they work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why he did it. Caroline Lawrence is a terrific storyteller and a delightfully readable and accessible writer with characters that children will relate to. Her picture of daily life in Ancient Rome is wonderfully vivid. But The Thieves of Ostia is first and foremost a whodunnit, with lots of twist and cliffhangers - and a mystery for the reader to solve.

Thieves of Ostia 3XCD

Thieves of Ostia 3XCD

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: CD-ROM Release Date: 01/02/2004

Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so it's natural for her to solve mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD 79, she acquires a gang of three friends who help her. There is Jonathan, the Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, the African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. Together they work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why he did it. Caroline Lawrence is a terrific storyteller and a delightfully readable and accessible writer with characters that children will relate to. Her picture of daily life in Ancient Rome is wonderfully vivid. But The Thieves of Ostia is first and foremost a whodunnit, with lots of twist and cliffhangers - and a mystery for the reader to solve.

The Roman Mysteries: The Enemies of Jupiter Book 7

The Roman Mysteries: The Enemies of Jupiter Book 7

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2003

Jonathan's father, Doctor Mordecai, is summoned to Rome to help the plague victims. The four young detectives are wanted too, as the Emperor Titus believes that they can find the mysterious enemy who seeks Rome's destruction. Can the friends prevent disaster? And what is Jonathan's secret mission?

The Roman Mysteries: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina Book 6

The Roman Mysteries: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina Book 6

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2003

Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times . . . Flavia is suspicious of the new woman in her father's life, Cartilia Poplica. She's certain that Cartilia has an ulterior motive, but to find out the truth Flavia must perform twelve tasks - like the Greek hero Hercules. So begins a thrilling journey, but what will Flavia learn at the end of her quest?

The Roman Mysteries: The Assassins of Rome Book 4

The Roman Mysteries: The Assassins of Rome Book 4

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2003

Jonathan goes on a secret quest to Rome, and Flavia, Nubia and Lupus set out to find him. Their dangerous mission takes them to the Golden House of Nero where a deadly assassin is rumoured to be at work - and they learn what happened to Jonathan's family during the terrible destruction of Jerusalem nine years earlier.

The Roman Mysteries: The Dolphins of Laurentum Book 5

The Roman Mysteries: The Dolphins of Laurentum Book 5

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2003

It's October AD 79. The arrival of a ragged man at the Geminus household sets in motion a series of events which take Flavia and her three friends to an opulent villa by the sea at Laurentum, a few miles south of Ostia. Just off the coast is a sunken wreck full of treasure which could be the answer to all their problems. But someone else is after the treasure, too. As the four children try to recover it, they solve the terrible mystery of Lupus's past.

The Roman Mysteries: The Pirates of Pompeii Book 3

The Roman Mysteries: The Pirates of Pompeii Book 3

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2002

It is AD 79 and Mount Vesuvius has erupted, destroying Pompeii. Among the thousands of people huddled in refugee camps along the bay of Naples are Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan the Jewish boy, Nubia the African slave-girl, and Lupus the mute beggar boy. When the friends discover that children are being kidnapped from the camps, they start to investigate and soon solve the mystery of the pirates of Pompeii. A terrifically exciting and dramatic story packed with superb historical detail.

The Roman Mysteries: The Secrets of Vesuvius Book 2

The Roman Mysteries: The Secrets of Vesuvius Book 2

Author: Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2002

It's the summer of AD 79 and Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, set sail for the Bay of Naples where they are going to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. Once they arrive, they are soon absorbed in a quest to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes: Mount Vesuvius erupts and the friends must flee for their lives! Not just a mystery - this is an absolutely thrilling action adventure that brings history to life!

The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia Book 1

The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia Book 1

Author: Caroline Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2001

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.

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