Persona Non Grata
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... show more
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 greetings from his relatives, Lucius's brother-in-law mysteriously drowned at sea, and the whole Ruso family teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, it's hard to imagine an unhappier reunion. That is, until Severus, the family's chief creditor, winds up dead, and the real trouble begins.Engrossing, intricate, and-as always-wonderfully comic, Ruth Downie's latest is a brilliant new installment in this irresistible series. This is everything we've come to expect from our charming, luckless hero.
Publish date: July 14th 2009
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Gaius Petreius Ruso (#3)
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So Roman Britain doesn’t look that bad when you are dealing with massive debts, a sneaky loan collector, a ship wreck, and clogged drains. This entry into the series concerns both the Medicius and Tilla returning to the family home. The mystery really isn’t that mysterious, but the characters and ...
Another entertaining entry in the Ruso series, with a visit to the old family homestead in the south of France. Tilla and Ruso's relationship is really put to the test, especially when it turns out that Ruso's ex is the wife of the murder victim, which everyone thinks that Ruso poisoned. Oops. Fine ...
Gaius Petreius Ruso's penchant for falling into mysteries and his hapless relationships with former wives, family members and strong-willed British women continues to please.This third installment of Ruth Downie's series finds Ruso called back to his family's estates in Gaul by a terse letter ostens...
This is fast becoming one of my favorite historical mystery series. In this entry, Ruso, a doctor serving in the Roman Legions in Britannia, is summoned home to southern Gaul by a cryptic note that seems to have come from his brother. Ruso and Tilla are great characters, the history of the period ...
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