cover image The Secrets of Vesuvius

The Secrets of Vesuvius

Caroline Lawrence / Author Roaring Brook Press $15.95 (173p) I

Young detective Flavia Gemina and her sidekicks Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus return in The Secrets of Vesuvius, the second in The Roman Mysteries series after The Thieves of Ostia. Here the quartet travels across the Bay of Naples to spend time with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. They investigate a potentially treasure-yielding riddle, but when Vesuvius erupts, the friends run for their lives. (Oct.)