also Quiz Books and Mini-mysteries
Author: Caroline Lawrence
Rating: * (1 star out of 3 possible, "C")
Recommended with Reservations
These unique historical fiction books follow four young detectives through the Roman Empire during AD 79-81. Readers will encounter Mount Vesuvius, Emperors Titan and Domitian, and the cities of Rome, Pompeii, Corinth, Jerusalem, Alexandria, Ephesus and others.
The books are so well-researched, with such a literate, classical feel I first rated them with 2 stars ("B"), but then realized there was quite a bit of violence and adult themes involved in the plot, so some families may prefer caution.