I met with one of our wonderful sales reps yesterday and came upon a new series that I had never heard of. It turns out that the Brits have been hiding this little secret and it now comes to our shores. It’s called the Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence and at this writing I have no cover art to share, no ISBN to post. I’m writing this from home with a terrible teaser for you. Sorry. I can say this, the series is for ages 8 to 12 and are all set in Ancient Rome, or thereabouts.
There are four “detectives” in the series:
Nubia: An African girl, former slave of Flavia.
Flavia Gemina: A rich Roman girl.
Jonathan ben Mordecai: A kind but pessimistic Jewish boy.
Lupus: A mute beggar boy.
The description reminds me of a kids version of the Brother Cadfael series.
So, stay tuned. The books will be arriving soon.