November 2015 eBook of the Month.
Those new to this author would do well to start with her first forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway book The Crossing Places for else you will be mystified by the convoluted lives and interlinking relationship of many of the characters. Fans will find this one highly satisfying and another entertaining read. As the blurb tells you, it involves a World War II mystery but what it really does is give you a fascinating family saga of murder, inheritance and greed. Bodies mount in various forms of decomposition (one having been fed to the pigs which is fun!) as we are introduced into an eccentric aristocratic Norfolk family. The author is excellent at atmosphere and place so you feel the bleakness of Norfolk and get a fair amount of local history too. It is the seventh in a series of light, easy to read and absorbing tales. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
When DCI Harry Nelson calls Ruth Galloway in to investigate a body found inside a buried WWII plane, she quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot. DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea. Events are further complicated by a TV company that wants to make a film about Norfolk's deserted air force bases, the so-called Ghost Fields, which have been partially converted into a pig farm run by one of the younger remaining Blackstocks. Then human bones are found on the farm and, as the greatest storm Norfolk has seen for decades brews in the distance, another Blackstock is attacked. Can the team outrace the rising flood to find the killer?
Closing date: 06/09/2018
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the Ruth Galloway series, The Crossing Places. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Publication date: 04/11/2015
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
|Publication date:||4th November 2015|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
Elly Griffiths was born in London. She read English at King's College, London, and worked in publishing for many years. Her bestselling series of Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk, while her new series of Magic Men novels are based in 1950s Brighton. She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two children. In 2016 Elly Griffiths was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library is awarded not for an individual book but for an author’s entire body of work. ...More About Elly Griffiths