In this tour de force, the tenth in the ebuillient Roman Mysteries series, Lawrence combines racy storytelling with authentic (but never unduly didactic) detail, occasional deliberate anachronisms, good jokes and bons mots.―Kevin Crossley-Holland
Rich in historical detail, with maps and a glossary, this exciting adventure story really brings to life the sights and sounds of Ancient Greece.―Becca Pennicott
A thrilling murder mystery with a sense of adventure from start to finish. It really makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.―Emma, age 8
Immensely readable―TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT
An interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing―SCHOOL LIBRARIAN on SECRETS OF VESUVIUS
Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband in London and is an active speaker at schools and festivals. She was the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'.
Visit Caroline's website at http://www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.