At the end of book 17 of the Roman Mysteries, Caroline Lawrence introduced us to Threptus - a young beggar boy. In this fun and fabulous new series, Threptus starts work with his mentor - the soothsayer, Floridius - and together they must solve their first mystery...
Can they rid a rich woman's house of the demon that haunts it in the dead of night? What is the true nature of the demon? And is it really a supernatural being?
Threptus is a brave, funny and loveable hero and each story is a mini-mystery perfect for readers aged 7 up.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 107 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 x 10 mm
I would give this book a five-star rating for the funny way it's written. I discovered that 'naso' is Latin for nose! -- Sebastian, aged 8
The younger reader, and the Classicist of every age, is drawn into and around the streets of Ostia through Lawrence's detailed and flirtatious description * The Classics Library *
The adventures are action-packed and hilarious, so kids aged 7 and upwards will love them * Liverpool Echo *
In the grand tradition of Scooby-Doo, this book gives kids all the thrills of encounters with demons and spirits, while always providing a more mundane (though in this case still fairly exciting!) solution to go with its real-world setting. * Pop Classics *
The Sewer Demon ... has humour a plenty. It also has a tight plot, a very accurate sense of place and culture, and characters you will fall in love with. Oh, and there's plenty of historical facts too ... Perfect for both avid and reluctant readers ... An exciting and informative read indeed. * THE AWFULLY BIG BLOG ADVENTURE *
Though quite short, the story has the feel and detail of a longer novel. It is engaging, funny, fast-paced and full of lavatorial humour. Thoroughly enjoyable! * CAROUSEL *
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I didn't not like this book, but didn't quite like it either. I'm struggling to find who I would sell this to. Its very short so first thoughts would be that its aimed at 5-8. However, the story itself... More
“Very Quick Read”
This is a very short book and would probably be quite good for reluctant boy readers.I liked the setting and the characters, and the plot was fun. I haven't read any of the other Roman Mysteries so can't... More
“Interesting and mysterious!”
I really enjoyed reading this story at bedtime. It was quite short but it was good. I liked the main characters and I found the history and the mystery in the book interesting. The ending was quite funny too.
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