Detectives in Togas-9780152162801

Detectives in Togas

by Henry Winterfeld, Kurt Cyrus, Charlotte Kleinert, Clara Winston and Richard Winston

Seven toga'd sleuths uncover wit and mystery in ancient Rome

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152162801
  • ISBN-10: 0152162801
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 11/01/2002
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

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
Kurt Cyrus

KURT CYRUS is the illustrator of M. T. Anderson's Whales on Stilts, and The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen. He lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon.


"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