Roman Mysteries

18 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 88 ratings

The Thieves of Ostia 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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  • Book 1

    • 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. Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain's daughter, is about to embark on a thrilling adventure.

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

    • By Todd Albert on 10-27-04

    Regular price: $21.27

  • Book 2

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It's the summer of AD 79, and Flavia Gemina the sea captain's daughter -along with her friends Jonathan the Jewish boy, Nubia the African slave-girl, and Lupus the homeless beggar-boy - set sail for the Bay of Naples, to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. They are soon absorbing in trying to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes - Mount Vesuvius erupts and the children are fleeing for their lives from one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded.

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 3

    • 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
      4.5 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. Then even more tragedy strikes: the camp's children begin to disappear. Flavia Gemina and her friends Jonathan, Nubia, and Lupus are determined to find out more and start to investigate a powerful and charismatic man known as the Patron.

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  • Book 4

    • Assassins of Rome

    • Roman Mysteries #4
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 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. Then a visitor from the past arrives to see Jonathan's father. The next day, the visitor has disappeared, and so has Jonathan. When the three friends discover that Jonathan has gone on a secret mission to Rome, they immediately follow him. Their journey takes them to the Golden House of the Emperor Nero, where a deadly assassin is at work.

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

    • By Susan on 04-01-09

    Regular price: $19.93

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    The Dolphins of Laurentum audiobook cover art
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