Ruth Downie (* 18. April 1955 in Ilfracombe, Devon) ist eine britische Schriftstellerin. Nach einem Besuch des Hadrianswall und des zugehörigen Museums ist sie Fragen der Geschichte der Römer in Britannien verfallen und hat angefangen, historische Romane zu dem Thema zu verfassen.
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The Gods are not smiling on army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso in his new posting in Britannia. He has vast debts, a slave girl who is much more trouble than she is worth and an overbearing hospital administrator to deal with … not to mention a serial killer stalking the local streets. Barmaids’ bodies are being washed up with the tide and no one else seems to care. It’s up to Ruso to summon all his skills to investigate, even though the breakthroughs in forensic science lie centuries in the future, and the murderer may be hunting him down too.
Band 1 der Serie. ”Downie does an excellent job of portraying Roman Britain. She really makes it come to life.” (Leser) (317 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 416 Seiten noch günstig?
A scandal is threatening to engulf the popular spa town of Aquae Sulis (modern-day Bath). The wife of Ruso’s best friend, Valens, has been found dead in the sacred hot spring, stabbed through the heart. Fearing the wrath of the goddess and the ruin of the tourist trade, the temple officials are keen to cover up what’s happened. But the dead woman’s father is demanding justice, and he’s accusing Valens of murder.
Band 8 der Serie. ”Author Downie alternates points of view between the Roman Ruso, calm and pragmatic, and the Briton Tilla, who sees below the surface and knows (as her husband sometimes does not) what awful things may happen without warning.” (Leserin) (36 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 432 Seiten noch günstig?