It is 1st century Rome. Flavia is a young girl living in Ostia, a Roman suburb. (Ostia was a real city.) Her world is good, but is about to be disrupted, when a magpie triggers a set of events that lead to saving a young slave girl, meeting Jewish children, who have secretly become Christians, and finding a mute boy in a graveyard. Flavia, and her friends, combine forces to solve the mystery of the decapitated dogs found around Flavia's house. In the process, they are chased by wild dogs, and escape from slave traders. In addition, someone is trying to steal gold hidden in Flavia's house. Are these mysteries related? Find out in this action-packed, and slightly gory, book. Book one in The Roman Mysteries series.
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Date read: 4/13/2009