Detectives in Togas (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Ne a Hamburg en 1901, Henry Winterfeld fait d'abord des etudes musicales, mais voit son adolescence bouleversee par la guerre 1914-1918, puis menacee par la montee du nazisme. Dans les annees 1930, il quitte l'Allemagne pour s'installer aux Etats-Unis, dans le Maine. Il a ecrit plusieurs romans pour la jeunesse, dont deux recits policiers qui se deroulent dans l'Antiquite. Henry Winterfeld est mort en 1990.
"An original and humorous mystery story . . . tied neatly into a plot that has continuous suspense. . . . The boys are real in their mischief and eager deducing, and the historical details are so naturally a part of the story that the whole has a liveliness that the pictures suggest."--The Horn Book