Welcome to my website! I’m Ruth Downie, writer of the MEDICUS series.

This is where you can find out all about the books. It’s also where you can contact me. The Diary page is  waking from hibernation and you can read about this year’s Roman Festivals at Eboracum and Colchester on the news page. Meanwhile if you’re confined to quarters and want something different to do, check out the Rome From Home post – lots of links to websites that I like and maybe you will too.

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And now, finally:

The Books

Much of what Legionary medicus Ruso has been told about Britannia isn’t true. Unfortunately much of what he’s told by his local expert – the enigmatic and independent-minded Tilla – may not be true either. And when it comes to murder, somebody is lying to both of them.

“Human, satisfying and meticulously researched, Downie’s series is always a pleasure to read.” Imogen Robertson, Historia magazine