The Roman Mysteries is a publishing phenomenon, with over a million copies sold since publication in 2001; it is also the inspiration for the prime time BBC TV series. Caroline's profile is at its peak - she was a World Book Day 1 book author in February 2007, Author of the Month in April, and is frequently the subject of media interest in print and on radio. Her books are always favourite picks in retail promotions. Terrific storytelling combined with authentic historical detail. Caroline's depth of research and empathy with the period are unparalleled. Rights sold in 17 territories. Extensive spin-off publishing continues, to tie in with the TV series and consolidate fantastic growth in sales.
Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London. She lives with her husband, a graphic designer, by the river in London and, in addition to writing her books, is very active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals.
'If you were appointing a time-traveller to report back on life in first-century Rome, you couldn't do better than Caroline Lawrence' -- Mary Greene DAILY MAIL 'the mysteries solved by her child detectives, and devoured by eight to 12-year-olds, are set against a background that brings ancient history vividly alive.' -- Mary Greene DAILY MAIL