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  • Winter's Knightby Richard Argent

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    Young Andrew was touched by the otherworld when a dead murderer sought out his village, showing him his fate. And though his father is just a blacksmith, nothing will keep Andrew from riding to the Crusades to seek the honours he has been promised. He lives battles of the imagination, seeing harsh midday sun glint off sword and armour, where he rides... more...

  • The Slave-girl from Jerusalemby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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 . . . more...

  • The Fugitive from Corinthby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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... more...

  • The Roman Mysteries: The Assassins of Romeby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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. more...

  • The Charioteer of Delphiby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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... more...

  • The Prophet from Ephesusby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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... more...

  • The Roman Mysteries: The Dolphins of Laurentumby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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... more...

  • The Man from Pomegranate Streetby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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. more...

  • The Roman Mysteries: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Geminaby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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... more...

  • From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Geminaby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 5.99

    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... more...