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  • Caveat Emptor

    A Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    series The Medicus Series
    In her fourth novel, Ruth Downie brings to life the corruption and treachery of Roman-occupied Britain, as it closes in on her winsome leading man, Gaius Petreius Ruso.Ruso and Tilla, now newlyweds, have moved back to Britannia, where Ruso's old friend and colleague Valens has promised to help him find work. But it isn't the kind of work he'd had in mind-Ruso is tasked with hunting down a missing ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Terra Incognita

    A Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    series The Medicus Series
    It is spring in the year of 118, and Hadrian has been Emperor of Rome for less than a year. After getting involved with the murders of local prostitutes in the town of Deva, Doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso needs to get out of town, so has volunteered for a posting with the Army on the volatile border where the Roman-controlled half of Britannia meets the independent tribes of the North. Not only is he ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Tabula Rasa

    A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    series The Medicus Series
    The medicus Ruso and his wife Tilla are back in the borderlands of Britannia, this time helping to tend the builders of Hadrian's Great Wall. Having been forced to move off their land, the Britons are distinctly on edge and are still smarting from the failure of a recent rebellion that claimed many lives.Then Ruso's recently arrived clerk, Candidus, goes missing. A native boy thinks he sees a body ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Memento Mori

    A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    series The Medicus Series
    The eighth gripping novel in the bestselling Medicus series, in which Ruso and Tilla investigate the death of the wife of Ruso's friend in the sacred hot spring of Aquae Sulis.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 ... Read more

    $16.09 USD

  • Medicus

    A Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    series The Medicus Series
    **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**A serial killer is on the loose in Roman-occupied Britain, and Gaius Petreius Ruso is out to catch him... if he isn't killed first.The Gods are not smiling on army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso in his new posting in Britannia. He has vast debts, long shifts, and an overbearing hospital administrator to deal with . . . not to mention a serial killer stalking the local ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Semper Fidelis

    A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    series The Medicus Series
    When Ruso rejoins his unit in the remote outpost of the Roman Empire known as Britannia, he finds that all is not well with the Twentieth Legion. As they keep a suspicious eye on the barbarians to the north, the legionaries appear to have found trouble even closer to home-among the native recruits to Britannia's imperial army.A young soldier has jumped off a roof, killing himself. Why? Mysterious ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • A Year of Ravens: a novel of Boudica's Rebellion

    by Kate Quinn and 6 more

    Britannia: land of mist and magic clinging to the western edge of the Roman Empire. A red-haired queen named Boudica led her people in a desperate rebellion against the might of Rome, an epic struggle destined to consume heroes and cowards, young and old, Roman and Briton . . . and these are their stories.A calculating queen foresees the fires of rebellion in a king's death.A neglected slave girl ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Persona Non Grata

    A Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    series The Medicus Series
    At long last, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion, Tilla, are headed home-to Gaul. Having received a note consisting only of the words "COME HOME!" Ruso has (reluctantly, of course) pulled up stakes and brought Tilla to meet his family.But the reception there is not what Ruso has hoped for: no one will admit to sending for him, and his brother Lucius is hoping he'll leave. With Tilla getting icy ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Vita Brevis

    A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    series The Medicus Series
    Ruso and Tilla's excitement at arriving in Rome with their new baby daughter is soon dulled by their discovery that the grand facades of polished marble mask an underworld of corrupt landlords and vermin-infested tenements. There are also far too many doctors--some skilled--but others positively dangerous.Ruso thinks he has been offered a reputable medical practice only to find that his ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Bear and the Wolf

    by Ruth Downie and 1 more

    A short story of love and danger on the empire's most hostile frontier.Senna, a native Briton married to a Roman auxiliary, accidentally uncovers a dreadful plan by the rebellious northern Maeatae tribe. Her husband Brigius, a Briton who now serves Rome, is torn when the imperial prince Caracalla arrives in northern Britannia with his unit of vicious, dangerous Numidian cavalry, causing trouble ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    Vita Brevis

    A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    Narrated by Simon Vance

    Unabridged

    9 hours 20 min

    Ruso and Tilla's excitement at arriving in Rome with their new baby daughter is soon dulled by their discovery that the grand facades of polished marble mask an underworld of corrupt landlords and vermin-infested tenements. There are also far too many doctors-some skilled-but others positively dangerous. Ruso thinks that he has been offered a reputable medical practice only to find that his ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Semper Fidelis

    A Novel of the Roman Empire

    by Ruth Downie

    Narrated by Simon Vance

    Unabridged

    9 hours 42 min

    Back at his post as a doctor in the twentieth legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Ruso uncovers a new danger even closer to home than the neighboring barbarians. As mysterious injuries, and even deaths, begin to appear in the medical ledgers, it's clear that all is not well amongst the native recruits to Britannia's imperial army. Is the much-decorated centurion Geminus preying on his weaker ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial