Detectives in Togas
By: Henry Winterfeld
Tines says: 5/5 stars
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.
If you like mystery books along with roman culture and with a little bit of humor, you will like this book, Detectives in Togas, by Henry Winterfeld.
This is my favorite because it puts three of my favorite things together. This book takes a group of friends and turns them into detectives to solve a great mystery.
I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read book number two: Mystery of the Roman Ransom.