Book News (yes, there is some!) – a new story on the way, and a bargain for new readers

Grapes on vinePeople have been asking whether there will be more adventures for Ruso and Tilla, and the answer is…  yes! I’ve had a break from writing over the summer but a short novel/long story is about to go to the editor. It’ll be a return visit to the sunny vineyards of southern Gaul, where Ruso finds that his family are older, but not necessarily wiser. The story will appear as an ebook ‘special’ and it might – or might not – be called PRIMA FACIE. More news when I have it!

Meanwhile all eight books currently in the series should now be available everywhere in ebook and also in audiobook, read by the talented Simon Vance. They WILL all be back in print in the UK before long (I know I’ve been saying this for a while) but if you want a print copy right now and can’t find it, let me know and I’ll check in the box under the bed.

$1.99 bargain!

Cover of MEDICUS US editionLast time it was the turn of British readers – now it’s friends in the USA who can get hold of the ebook of MEDICUS for a mere $1.99 throughout the month of October.

I suspect if you’re reading this you’ve already read MEDICUS, but if you know someone else who might enjoy it, please tell them that NOW is the time to download it!


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15 thoughts on “Book News (yes, there is some!) – a new story on the way, and a bargain for new readers

    1. Hi Marie, I’m afraid it’s not looking likely at the moment, simply because the length (it’s about 1/3 of a novel) is unlikely to tempt a publisher… but I’ll talk to my agent and if there’s any chance we’ll grab it with both hands.

  1. Yippee! My favourite grumpy colleague! Well, ex-colleague as I’m retired now, but then Ruso is well and truly dead so …
    Absolutely looking forward to it, Ruth. More power to your arm, er, fingers!

  2. I think I’m a “Ruso Stalker”. I keep checking every book website looking for the next installment.
    I’ve read and listened (kudos to Simon Vance) to every book and enjoyed them all immensely. My husband says I’m in such a good mood while reading/listening and for a little while afterward…then the hunt begins to find the next Ruso novel.
    Thank you for providing me with such well developed, believable story lines and characters– and for painlessly educating me about this momentous historical period. You’re my favorite author.

    1. Oh that’s lovely, thank you Dani! And yes, Simon Vance has done a terrific job with the audio.
      Sorry not to have more info on the next story yet, but it’ll be in the newsletter, on here & splattered across Facebook as soon as I have a date.

  3. Greetings from across the pond, I love your writing. The Medicus series is my favourite since Harry Potter. Looking forward to Book 9.

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