Caroline Lawrence’s penultimate Roman Mystery is the best of the bunch. Trust me. And the others have all been good, so that should tell you something. What’s more, the cover is purple, so the whole book is “me”.
The four detectives have upset Titus, and there is a reward for their capture and they need to leave Egypt somehow, and go somewhere else without getting caught. They go to what is Turkey today, on the trail of the child thieves who first turned up a few books ago.
And there is love in the air, and Caroline is so good with romance. Floppy is back, and there are spanners in wheels, and Nubia pines and so does Aristo. Flavia feels miserable and Jonathan feels worse, and even Lupus is more depressed than usual. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
A bit cliffhangery towards the end, in more ways than one, and I already need to read the last book.