Caroline Lawrence
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Caroline Lawrence

Million-selling author Caroline Lawrence writes detective stories with the double aim of entertaining children and teaching them. Combining fast-moving plots with historical accuracy means her history mystery stories are beloved of children, parents and teachers.

In 2009, Caroline won the Classical Association Prize for her Roman Mysteries series, which comprises over 20 books and inspired a glossy BBC TV series in the UK.

In 2011 Caroline launched a second historical detective series, the Western Mysteries, staring P.K. Pinkerton: a 12-year-old doubly orphaned detective who has trouble "reading people". The Case of the Deadly Desperados was the Sunday New York Times Editors' Choice in February 2012.

"I want to know everything about the past, especially the exciting things. Also the sounds, smells, sights and tastes. I write historical novels because nobody has invented a Time Machine. And I write for kids because 11 is my inner age."

Caroline is also writing a spin-off series of Roman books for readers aged 7+, starting with
The Sewer Demon

Here are the Roman Mystery novels in series order:

The Thieves Of Ostia: The Roman Mysteries 1
The Secrets Of Vesuvius: The Roman Mysteries 2
The Pirates Of Pompeii: The Roman Mysteries 3
The Assassins Of Rome: The Roman Mysteries 4
The Dolphins Of Laurentum: The Roman Mysteries 5
The Twelve Tasks Of Flavia Gemina:The Roman Mysteries 6
The Enemies Of Jupiter: The Roman Mysteries 7
The Gladiators From Capua: The Roman Mysteries 8
The Colossus Of Rhodes: The Roman Mysteries 9
The Fugitive From Corinth: The Roman Mysteries 10
The Sirens Of Surrentum: The Roman Mysteries 11
The Charioteer Of Delphi: The Roman Mysteries 12
The Slave-Girl From Jerusalem: The Roman Mysteries 13
The Beggar Of Volubilis: The Roman Mysteries 14
The Scribes From Alexandria: The Roman Mysteries 15
The Prophet From Ephesus: The Roman Mysteries 16
The Man From Pomegranate Street: The Roman Mysteries 17

Here are the mini-mysteries:

The Legionary From Londinium And Other Mini-Mysteries
Trimalchio's Feast And Other Mini-Mysteries

Plus quiz books, omnibus editions, a travel book and a treasury:

The First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book
The Second Roman Mysteries Quiz Book
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus (Books 1-3) (B) (Feb)
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus (Books 4-6) (B)
From Ostia To Alexandria With Flavia Gemina
The Roman Mysteries Treasury

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Best Sellers

    • The Secrets of Vesuvius

    • The Roman Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    It's the summer of AD 79, and Flavia Gemina the sea captain's daughter sets sail for the Bay of Naples to stay with her uncle near Pompeii....

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Thieves of Ostia

    • The Roman Mysteries #1
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    The year is 79 A.D. The place is Ostia, the port of Rome....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, interesting for adults too

    • By Todd Albert on 10-27-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Gladiators from Capua

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Michael Praed
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    March, AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be 100 days of games to open the new Flavian amphitheatre....

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Assassins of Rome

    • Roman Mysteries #4
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It is A.D. 79. In Ostia, near Rome, Flavia Gemina and her three friends, Nubia, Lupus, and Jonathan, are celebrating Jonathan's birthday....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice children's book

    • By Susan on 04-01-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Scribes from Alexandria

    • The Roman Mysteries
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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....

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Colossus of Rhodes

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Michael Praed
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Lupus longs to travel to the Greek islands, to find his mother and fulfill his uncle's dying wish....

    Regular price: $9.92

    • The Slave-Girl from Jerusalem

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 13
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This exciting adventure recreates the siege of Masada, and reveals important developments in Jonathan's struggle with his guilt over past events....

    Regular price: $9.69

    • The Pirates of Pompeii

    • The Roman Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It is A.D. 79. The Roman world is reeling from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Hundreds of refugees are living in a makeshift camp, trying to come to terms with what has happened....

    Regular price: $22.33

    • The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One

    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: T. Sands
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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....

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The Thieves of Ostia

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Michael Praed
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    When the dogs on Flavia's street start dying, she is determined to find out who is killing them. Set in a Roman city, this fast-paced mystery paints a vivid picture of life in ancient times....

    Regular price: $9.39

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