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

Here’s where you can find out more about the books – scroll down to read about the new novella, PRIMA FACIE! This is also where you can contact me, and the Diary page will tell you where I’ll be speaking – or maybe just floating about chatting, dressed as a Romano-Briton. If you’d like to receive occasional newsletters from me, please click here to reach the sign-up page.

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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

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