Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

Book - 2014
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The medicus Ruso and his wife Tilla are back in the borderlands of Britannia, this time helping to tend the builders of Hadrian's Great Wall. Having been forced to move off their land, the Britons are distinctly on edge and are still smarting from the failure of a recent rebellion that claimed many lives. When Ruso's recently arrived clerk, Candidus, goes missing, tensions increase. Then a local boy also vanishes, and Ruso and Tilla discover an intricate scheme involving slavery, changed identities, and fur trappers.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781608197088
1608197085
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Downie 2014
Characteristics: 332 pages : map ; 25 cm

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PennPal
Jan 28, 2016

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

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patcarstensen
Jun 30, 2015

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

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merlinsilver
Oct 23, 2014

Another Great Roman Mystery by Ruth Downie.

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Roundcat
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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SEBoiko
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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