Everyone's hero Aristo is accused of a terrible crime - and in the tenth Roman Mystery, Flavia and her friends must prove his innocence.
May AD 80. Flavia and her three friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus are in Cenchrea, the eastern harbour of Corinth, the hometown of Aristo, their tutor. But Aristo tells them he is not coming back with them this time. Later, there is a commotion, and the children find a blood-soaked Aristo crouched over Flavia's father, who has been stabbed. The children set off for Delphi in pursuit of Aristo . . .
a thrilling murder mystery with a sense of adventure from start to finish. It really makes the haries ont he back of your neck stand up. - Emma, age 8
Rich in historical detail, with maps and a glossary, this exciting adventure story really brings to life the sights and sounds of Ancient Greece. - Becca Pennicott
in this tour de force, the tenth in the ebuillient Roman Mysteries series, Lawrence combines racy storytelling with authentic (but never unduly didactic) detail, occasional deliberate anachronisms, good jokes and bons mots. - Kevin Crossley-Holland
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.