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Fiction about Ostia

Caroline Lawrence is the author of a series of detective novels, set in ancient Ostia, Rome, and Pompeii. The novels were written for children, but are also great fun to read for adults. The heroes in the novels are four children: Flavia Gemina, the sea captain's daughter; Nubia, the African slave-girl; Lupus, the mute beggar boy; and Jonathan, the Jewish boy.

Detective novels situated in Ostia were written by Rosario Magrì. A neurologist at the Hospital of San Carlo di Milano, Rosario Magrì divides time between medical and literary careers. Other publications include a number of books for children as well as two books of religious humor, 'Scherza coi Santi' and 'Malamela':

For more information about murder mysteries set in ancient Rome see Rick Heli's pages.