(From the publisher):
The year is 79 A.D. The place is Ostia, the port of Rome.
Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain's daughter, is about to become a detective. Mysteriously, the dog's on Flavia's street have started dying, and she is determined to find out why. Her investigation leads her to three extraordinary people: Jonathan, her new neighbor; Nubia, an African slave; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. The four embark on a search for the killer—and that's when the excitement begins.
Original title: The Thieves of Ostia
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Mystery
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe→ Ancient World