Detectives In Togas

Detectives In Togas

Book - 2002
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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.

Yes, Rufus wrote CAIUS IS A DUMBBELL on his tablet at school, but no, he did not break into the schoolroom, did not tie up his teacher, and certainly did not paint his slur about Caius on the Temple of Minerva (even if it is in Rufus's own handwriting). Rufus is doomed unless his six classmates can find out who is really responsible. Every hour seems to bring a new, confusing clue . . . until the boys finally stumble upon someone who is not what he appears to be.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, Inc., 2002
Edition: 1st Harcourt Young Classics ed
ISBN: 9780152162801
Branch Call Number: J FIC Winte
Characteristics: 249 p. : ill


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Sep 23, 2017

Cute and funny, I have read this book many times. Get ready for some Roman Sherlock Holmes!

Aug 10, 2017

This is a great mystery story!! You need to think carefully as you read this! I also liked the sequel, "Mystery of the Roman Ransom".

Jul 25, 2013

Yes! This is a great one.

Jul 25, 2013

Suspenseful and hilarious. One of my 7 year old brother's favorite books.

Jan 18, 2013

With their teacher found bound and gagged in their classroom and a classmate thrown into prison, Mucius, Antonius and their friends set out to solve this puzzling mystery. Who was it who assaulted Xantippus? Did Rufus really desecrate the Temple of Minerva by writing "Caius is a dumbell" on the temple wall? What danger lies ahead that they cannot foresee? Find out the answers when you read Detectives in Togas!

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