Search Results: "Ruth Downie"


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PERSONA NON GRATA by Ruth Downie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Enormous fun: another lively winner from a newly established mistress of the genre."
A third deftly plotted puzzler starring Roman battlefield physician Gaius Petreius Ruso and his former house servant—and present lover—Tilla (Terra Incognita, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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MEDICUS by Ruth Downie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"A charming novel."
Dark doings in Roman-occupied "Britannia" are investigated in this nifty historical mystery, the award-winning English author's first novel. Read full book review >

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CAVEAT EMPTOR by Ruth Downie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"It's a winner."
Downie's wonderful historical mystery series (Persona Non Grata, 2009, etc.) set in 2nd-century CE Roman-occupied Britain cruises along in high gear in this entertaining fourth installment. Read full book review >

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TERRA INCOGNITA by Ruth Downie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Ruso rocks. Let's hear it for those Romans."
In a lively sequel to English author Downie's historical mystery Medicus (2007), its eponymous protagonist—Roman army physician Gaius Petreius Ruso—finds himself absorbed by dark deeds done in the northern wasteland of occupied Brittania. Read full book review >

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VITA BREVIS by Ruth Downie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"The seventh adventure for Downie's physician hero (Tabula Rasa, 2014, etc.) masterfully draws out its suspense, painting a vivid portrait of ancient Rome that feels persuasive and authentic."
An idealistic doctor who moves to the big city with his family finds a nest of corruption—and corpses—literally on their doorstep. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Downie injects a modern who-done-it twist into the imperial action."
The subtitle of this novel is important—"A Novel of the Roman Empire"—lest we think it's about the Marine Corps. Read full book review >

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TABULA RASA by Ruth Downie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The mystery is a nice addition but never the main attraction."
Against a backdrop of near-constant combat, a conscientious doctor tries to find two mysteriously missing persons. Read full book review >

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A PASSION FOR PARIS by David Downie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful book. Readers visiting the city are advised to take it with them to discover countless new experiences."
Join Downie (Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of St. James, 2013, etc.) for a top-notch walking tour of Paris.Read full book review >

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A TASTE OF PARIS by David Downie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A zesty, entertaining romp through the landscape of French food."
A Francophile takes a spirited jaunt through French history, focused on food. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2013

"A witty and intelligent spin on the spiritual-journey motif."
Beset by the crises of middle age, an author and his photographer wife walk from Paris to the Pyrenees along the Way of Saint James. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF THE GAME by Leonard  Downie Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2009

"While the layers of revelation should captivate readers, if the rest of the novel proves even a fraction as clairvoyant as the selection of the vice-presidential candidate, Americans across the political spectrum should be very, very afraid."
Though former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie Jr. earned distinction as one of the nation's finest newspaper editors, who knew that he was clairvoyant? Read full book review >

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BAD DOG FLASH by Ruth Paul
by Ruth Paul, illustrated by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"This No, David! with a canine protagonist should appeal to a broad audience, whether dog lovers or not. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A humorous story about a lovable, troublemaking puppy. Read full book review >