Ruth Downie

About me

I’m the author of five mysteries featuring Roman Army medic and reluctant sleuth, Gaius Petreius Ruso. In his latest adventure, SEMPER FIDELIS (published early 2013), he and his British partner Tilla fall foul of the local centurion while trying to avoid all the hullabaloo of Hadrian’s visit to Britannia.

From my website

Tabula Rasa UK – out on 23rd October!

The fine folk at Bloomsbury UK have almost finished doing the mysterious things that publishers do, and I’m delighted to say that TABULA RASA, the sixth Medicus tale, should be available here from 23rd October. That’s print and ebook: I’ll put up more info about the audio when I have…

Welcome…

…and thank you for visiting. I’m the author of a series of mysteries featuring Roman Army medic and reluctant sleuth, Gaius Petreius Ruso. His sixth adventure, TABULA RASA, has just been published in North America (tho’ friends in the UK will have to wait a bit longer). If you glance…

England’s Westernmost Roman Town (so far).

Had a grand day out today visiting what the BBC says is “England’s westernmost Roman town“. Exeter University are running a 4-week dig there at the moment. I’m not sure they’ve actually dug up any buildings yet (tho’ there are some round houses showing on the geophys) but they do…

 
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