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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

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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