The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina: The Roman Mysteries
A mysterious widow pursues Flavia's father and a lion terrorizes the streets of Ostia in the sixth "Roman Mysteries" adventure.
December, A.D. 79. It is the month of the Saturnalia, a festival when people do as they please, and anything can happen. When a Roman widow, Cartilia Poplica, shows unusual interest in Flavia's father, Captain Geminus, Flavia decides she must find out what Cartila's motives really are. To do so, she finds she must perform twelve tasks, just like the Greek hero Hercules. And what is more, there's a lion loose in the streets of Ostia.
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Review: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina (The Roman Mysteries #6)User Review - Laura Bang - Goodreads
Some good (albeit harsh) character development for Flavia -- hopefully it sticks in later books.... The ending was rather shocking and very rushed. Read full review
Review: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina (The Roman Mysteries #6)User Review - Abby - Goodreads
I liked the book because I like mystery stories and historical fiction, Caroline Lawrence has combined the two perfectly. I also like it because of the description Caroline uses. Read full review