1,473 Pages


It's December, AD 80. Ostia is gripped by a case of triple murder. The defendant seems the most unlikely criminal – a tragic and beautiful slave-girl with a haunted past. Who will defend the slave-girl? And is she really innocent? Justice must prevail in the courtroom, but it isn't easy when the vices and virtues of everyone concerned – even Flavia and here friends – are brought into question.

Reader's Reviews


It was a really good book. I don't think it was as good as some of the other books.


I thought it was very good as it was actually very hard to find the murderer (in the other books, it's easy enough). I loved it, although it was not her best yet.


Please leave a review here

Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 11+
  • Read aloud age: 11+

Some murders in the book – with one slightly nasty description.

If you like this you might like

External Links

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.