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 how to find out where our paths might cross, and other things of interest (especially if there are good photos) will be under News. If you’re wondering about the next book, which I seem to have been promising for a very long time now… it hasn’t yet reached the stage of being News, but it is under way. Honestly.

If you’d like to receive (very) occasional newsletters from me, please click here to reach the sign-up page. I’m also on Facebook and Twitter.

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