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Author: Ruth Downie
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury, 2008. ©2006
Series: Novel of the Roman Empire, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Divorced and down on his luck, Gaius Petreius Ruso has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. In a moment of weakness, after a straight thirtysix-hour shift at the army hospital, he succumbs to compassion and rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from the hands of her abusive owner. Now he has a new problem: a slave who won't talk and can't cook, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Downie
ISBN: 1596912316 1596914270 9781596912311 9781596914278
OCLC Number: 931025695
Notes: Originally published: Michael Joseph, 2006.
Description: ix, 386 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Novel of the Roman Empire, 1.
Other Titles: Ruso and the disappearing dancing girls.
Responsibility: Ruth Downie.

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Divorced and down on his luck, Gaius Petreius Ruso has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. In a moment of weakness, after a straight thirtysix-hour shift at the army hospital, he succumbs to compassion and rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from the hands of her abusive owner. Now he has a new problem: a slave who won't talk and can't cook, and drags trouble in her wake. Before he knows it, Ruso is caught in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of prostitutes working out of the local bar. Now Ruso must summon all his forensic knowledge to find a killer who may be after him next. With a gift for comic timing and historical detail, Ruth Downie has conjured an ancient world as raucous and real as our own.

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