• The Thieves of Ostia

  • Roman Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Caroline Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Michael Praed
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-25-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Set in a graveyard, marketplace, and courtyards of a Roman city, this fast-paced mystery paints a vivid picture of life in ancient times. The place is Ostia, the port of Rome. Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain's daughter, is about to embark on a thrilling adventure.
When the dogs on Flavia's street start dying, she is determined to find out who is killing them and why. Her investigation leads her to three extraordinary people: Jonathan, her new neighbor; Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. They become firm friends as they search for the killer, narrowly escape being kidnapped by a slave dealer, and uncover a series of burglaries.
©2001 Caroline Lawrence (P)2004 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"This historical mystery offers an intriguing glimpse into the customs, attitudes and class systems of the Roman empire. Ages 9-14." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The information is skillfully woven into the story....An enjoyable mystery, and more." ( School Library Journal)
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