Welcome to my website! I’m Ruth Downie, writer of the MEDICUS series.
You can find out all about the books below, but before you disappear down there – some news! A few weeks ago I joined a group of writers who all agreed to put out new short stories in instalments on their Facebook pages. It’s our attempt to entertain folk who might have a little extra time on their hands at the moment. You’ll find all of our stories over at the “Authors without borders” website. Mine’s called CARPE DIEM and it features Albanus, a friend to many from the MEDICUS series. You can find it here, too – it’s in the NEWS section.
This is also where you can contact me. The Diary page is redundant at the moment but 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.
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