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

!NEWS UPDATE! – there’s a NEW SHORT STORY appearing in instalments at the moment. It features Albanus, a friend to many from the MEDICUS series.  You can find the story so far on the NEWS tab – plus details of how to access free short stories by a whole gang of  other “Authors without borders“.

Below you can find out more about the books – just scroll down and click on the covers.  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.

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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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