Beggar of Volubilis - 14th Roman Mystery
Emperor Titus sends the children on a quest to steal a valuable gem. They must caravan across the desert and end up running into many obstacles and adventures. 272 pgs.
This series is about a group of young friends (Flavia Gemina who is the daughter of a Roman sea captain, Nubia, Jonathan, and Lupus) who live near Rome around A.D. 80. The group is always off on exciting adventures, trying to solve all kinds of crimes and mysteries. You get the suspense and thrills of a mystery with the historical setting of ancient Rome. The characters are memorable and the books are well-written. Each book about 160 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel