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  • The Thieves of Ostia

  • The Roman Mysteries #1
  • By: Caroline Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)

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The Thieves of Ostia

By: Caroline Lawrence
Narrated by: Kim Hicks
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Publisher's summary

The year is 79 A.D. The place is Ostia, the port of Rome. Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain's daughter, is about to embark on a thrilling adventure.

Set in a graveyard, marketplace, and courtyards of a Roman city, this fast-paced mystery paints a vivid picture of the life in ancient times.

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 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"This historical mystery offers an intriguing glimpse into the customs, attitudes, and class systems of the Roman Empire." (Publishers Weekly)

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