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Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie
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May 24, 2011

really liked it
Read in May, 2011

Another amusing historical mystery by Ruth Downie. In this one, Ruso brings Tilla home to meet his dysfunctional family. Unfortunately, Tilla finds that he has neglected to mention her existence, Ruso finds his brother has neglected to mention that the family is about to lose all their assets, and his sister has neglected to mention that she's in love with a gladiator. Horrible social mishaps merrily ensue. And then the man who owns the family debt dies suspiciously in their home. Here we go!

There are moments of deeper character development, too. Tilla is appalled by the idea of gladitorial games, and doesn't know if she can make a life with Ruso. Her honesty and straightforward practicality can get her into trouble. And Ruso finds that even his irritating stepmother has a more sympathetic side.

Great setting details. I'm really enjoying this series.
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message 1: by Jeanine (new)

Jeanine After reading your review I was interested in starting this series, only to find I already have the first book, Medicus, sitting on my shelf! Thanks for reminding me, lol.

Jacqie Ha! I know I have Medicus somewhere, I just can't find it!!

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