Ruso and the Disappearing Dancing Girls

Ruso and the Disappearing Dancing Girls : Roman Historical Mystery

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N.B. R S Downie is published in the US as Ruth Downie and this book, RUSO AND THE DISAPPEARING DANCING GIRLS, is published in the US as MEDICUS: A NOVEL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.Britannia, 117 ADPrimitive, cold, and a touch dampWelcome to the most remote corner of the Roman EmpireFor army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso, this overseas posting is no picnic. He has vast debts, a slave girl too clever for her own good and an overbearing hospital administrator to cope with ... not to mention a serial killer stalking the local bar. Washed-out dancing girls are being washed-up with the tide and everyone expects Ruso to investigate, even though the breakthroughs of forensic science lie centuries in the future. Will the gods smile on him before he too falls prey to the murderer? If only it were possible to find a good Falernian wine in Britannia, life would seem so much rosier - and perhaps the locals might stop killing each other ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 32mm | 322.05g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141027258
  • 9780141027258
  • 729,177

About R. S. Downie

In 2004 R.S. Downie won the Fay Weldon section of BBC3's End of Story competition. Medicus and the Disappearing Dancing Girls is her first novel. She is married with two sons.
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