Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie
A Novel of the Roman Empire

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Enormous fun: another lively winner from a newly established mistress of the genre.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

At long last, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion, Tilla, are headed home-to Gaul. Having received a note consisting only of the words "COME HOME!" Ruso has (reluctantly, of course) pulled up stakes and brought Tilla to meet his family.


But the reception there is not what Ruso has hoped for: no one will admit to sending for him, and his brother Lucius is hoping he'll leave. With Tilla getting icy greetings from his relatives, Lucius' brother-in-law mysteriously drowned at sea, and the whole Ruso family being sued for bankruptcy, it's hard to imagine an unhappier reunion. That is, until Severus, the plaintiff in the bankruptcy suit, winds up dead, and the real trouble begins...


Engrossing, intricate, and-as always-wonderfully comic, Ruth Downie's latest is a brilliant new installment in this irresistible series. This is everything we've come to expect from our charming, luckless hero.

 

About Ruth Downie

See more books from this Author
Ruth Downie is the author of the New York Times bestselling Medicus, as well as Terra Incognita, Persona Non Grata, and Caveat Emptor. She is married with two sons and lives in Devon, England.
 
Published July 14, 2009 by Bloomsbury USA. 366 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Persona Non Grata
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jul 15 2009

Enormous fun: another lively winner from a newly established mistress of the genre.

Read Full Review of Persona Non Grata: A Novel of... | See more reviews from Kirkus

Reader Rating for Persona Non Grata
77%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 106 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×