Mystery of the Roman Ransom

by Henry Winterfeld Author

(From Amazon): [intro] In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.It seems the boys can get nothing right: Their teacher's fiftieth birthday is long past (they should have done their math homework); the servant they bought as a present for his birthday isn't just your run-of-the-mill Gaul slave but a courier running for his life; and, to top it all off, the message he's carrying requests the assassination of a Roman senator--the father of one of the boys.


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  • 1 Xantippus Can't Use a Lion Either
  • 2 Why Did the Slave Dealer Run Away?
  • 3 The Fearsome Ex-Gladiator
  • 4 A Surprising Use for Honey
  • 5 No Respectable Citizen Visits the Cemetery at Night
  • 6 A Fateful Letter
  • 7 They All Are in Danger
  • 8 He Must Smell of Mimosa
  • 9 About Clanging Swords and Grindstones
  • 10 "Hail, Emperor! We, About to Die, Salute You!"
  • 11 Now We're Back Where We Started
  • 12 Caius Sees the Light
  • 13 Will the City Prefect Call Out His Whole Police Force?
  • 14 The Boys Have No Time to Dive into the Water
  • 15 The Sieve of the Danaides
  • 16 Not a Sound Passed Their Lips
  • 17 Only a Miracle Can Save Caius
  • 18 Memento Mori Is the Password
  • 19 Everybody Cringes at the Sight of Antonius
  • 20 Riddle upon Riddle
  • 21 The Last Straw
  • 22 Thoroughness Sometimes Can Be Pushed Too Far
  • 23 A Distressing Turn of Events
  • 24 How Much Does a Bear Weigh?
  • 25 Cause Sees Another Light

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