After a squabble in the classroom, Rufus is the prime suspect in a series of antics, including tying up the teacher and even desecrating the Temple of Minerva. Rufus claims he is not guilty, but he has no alibi. Unless his six classmates can discover who is really responsible, Rufus will end up in prison forever. Will they be able to prove his innocence in time?
This hilarious mystery is a great introduction to the workings of ancient Rome's government. An intriguing "whodunit" that students will want to read again and again.