The events of Caroline Lawrence's bestselling Roman Mysteries take place over the two-and-a-half-year reign of Emperor Titus. Some of the stories pick up on the cliffhanger ending of the previous mystery. But often, a month or two passes between adventures. Lots of fans of the series ask Caroline what Flavia and her friends were doing during the in-between times. Others want to know what happened to characters met in earlier stories. This collection of mini-mysteries, each complete in itself, will help fill in those gaps, and maybe even answer some of your questions.
I was a bit bored with the later novels in the Roman Mysteries series, because Caroline Lawrence was just using the same plot over and over again! When I saw this book in the library, I thought, "should I try it or not?" I did try it, and I'm glad I did it. The best mini-mystery is Trimalchio's Feast, where Lupus has a birthday. The mini-mysteries were completely different in each story – unlike the books in the main series! I loved the author's note at the end of each mini-mystery. I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend it for people who enjoyed the earlier novels in the series.
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- Reading Age: 12+
- Reading Aloud Age: 11+
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