Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

Book - 2014
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Tending to the reluctant builders of Hadrian's Great Wall in the aftermath of a costly rebellion, the medicus Ruso and his wife, Tilla, investigate the disappearances of Ruso's clerk and the son of a native family, an effort that is complicated by rising tensions between the Britons and Romans.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781608197088
Branch Call Number: MYS F DOW
Characteristics: 332 pages : map ; 25 cm


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Jan 28, 2016

Quite an enjoyable read, appears to have captured era,
characters quite well

Jun 30, 2015

The references to characters I have forgotten from earlier book are annoying, but it is a good yarn.

Oct 23, 2014

Another Great Roman Mystery by Ruth Downie.

Aug 23, 2014

As Ruso works to find out whether there is a body in Hadrian's wall, a Briton child is kidnapped. The Britons threaten an uprising, if he is not returned. Since they suspect the Romans of taking the boy, this seems logical, except the Romans don't have him. Can Ruso find him in time to stop a war. As usual, Tilla disregards all instructions as to what she is not supposed to do and still comes out with a clean slate and a murderer at the end. Ruso is bloodied but in good enough condition to be married to Tilla in the British manner.


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Dec 01, 2014

You may as well dig for the roots of a mountain as try to find the source of a rumor.

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