Mystery of the Roman Ransom

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Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic, Nov 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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[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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Review: Mystery of the Roman Ransom (Detectives in Togas #2)

User Review  - Steph - Goodreads

Read this with the kids. It was originally written in German and translated to English. That made it difficult to read sometimes. Read full review

Review: Mystery of the Roman Ransom (Detectives in Togas #2)

User Review  - Peter Gehrke - Goodreads

Even better than the first volume "Detectives in Togas" (German "Caius ist ein Dummkopf"). Just finished reading it to my son who cannot wait for the third volume. He could read himself but wants me to do a scenic lecture. Read full review

About the author (2002)

HENRY WINTERFELD (1901-1990) was born in Germany. He began writing for children in 1933, when he wrote Trouble at Timpetill to entertain his son, who was sick with scarlet fever. He went on to write a number of children's books, which have been published around the world.

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