Ruth Downie

Ruth Downie is the author of the New York Times bestselling MEDICUS, TERRA INCOGNITA, PERSONA NON GRATA and CAVEAT EMPTOR. She is married with two sons and lives in Devon, England.

Ruth Downie

Books by Ruth Downie

by Ruth Downie - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

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. Ruso thinks he has been offered a reputable medical practice only to find that his predecessor has fled, leaving a dead man in a barrel on the doorstep and the warning, “Be careful who you trust.” Distracted by the body and his efforts to help a friend win the hand of a rich young heiress, Ruso makes a grave mistake, causing him to question both his competence and his integrity.