1,473 Pages


The year is A.D. 79.

The place is Ostia, the port of Rome.

Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain's daughter, is about to embark on a thrilling adventure. The theft of her father's signet ring leads her to three extraordinary people - Jonathan the Jewish boy next door, Nubia the African slave-girl, and Lupus the mute beggar boy - who become her friends. Their investigations take them to the harbour, the forum, and the tombs of the dead, as they try to discover who is killing the dogs of Ostia and why.

The first of the Roman Mysteries is a whodunit that tells you just what it was like to live in Ancient Rome.

Reader's Reviews


Please add your review here.

Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 10+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 9+

In some scenes, the children find dogs' heads (separate from the dogs' bodies) stuck up on poles.

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.