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A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Caveat Emptor - Ruth Downie In this, the fourth book in the Gaius Petreius Ruso novels, Ruso and his bride Tilla have returned to Britannia to start their lives as a married couple. However, it's not going to be as easy as it seems, as Ruso finds himself dragged into an investigation to find a missing tax-collector and more importantly, the money he was transporting. Along with that, there's rival native tribes, a very pregnant Iceni woman, native councils ready to betray each other for a denarii, and all sorts of mayhem. As with Ruth Downie's novels, the historical research is top notch, the humour borders on slapstick, and there's plenty of tragedy to balance out things. I do recommend that the previous three novels be read before taking on this one. This was published as Ruso and the River of Darkness in the UK. Four stars overall, recommended.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Ruth_Downie_Caveat_Emptor_A_Novel_of_the_Roman_Empire_epi/content_627568774788