The Ghost Fields The 7th Dr Ruth Galloway Mystery

by Elly Griffiths

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LoveReading View on The Ghost Fields The 7th Dr Ruth Galloway Mystery

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

Sarah Broadhurst

The Ghost Fields The 7th Dr Ruth Galloway Mystery Synopsis

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?

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The Ghost Fields The 7th Dr Ruth Galloway Mystery Reader Reviews

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.

  • Emily Wright - 'Elly Griffiths combines detection, archaeology and mythology to create an atmospheric thriller lightened by a touch of dry humour.'
  • Suzanne Marsh - 'very refreshing and enjoyable read. Indeed this is a clever novel with the mix of superstition and myth weaved into a modern crime novel. A must buy must read.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'The trouble with absorbing and fast-paced books is that you tend to read them at the same rapid pace – and then they are over.  That's my ONLY criticism of The Crossing Places - its brilliant.'
  • Angie Rhodes - 'Great book, with an ending I was not expecting.'
    Jan Kirkcaldy - 'Though not surprised by the end result, it was a book I could not put down and as a result read it in one go. I thoroughly recommend it.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'Loved it! I will now go back and read the other books in this series as I really did enjoy it. If you liked Kathy Reichs or Patricia Cornwell then perhaps check this series out.'
  • Ray Orgill - 'This is really atmospheric writing at its best...Great stuff, great adventure, in fact a great read.'
  • Sarah Musk - 'An exciting book set in Norfolk with a clever, resourceful leading character. Dr Ruth Galloway is utterly believable as a sleuthing archaeologist in a child disappearance case.'
  • Jillian McFrederick - ', the dynamics of complicated relationships, the mystery of the discovered bones combined with the history of the land. Together they form a blend of ancient times and rituals with the present which  I enjoyed immensely.'
  • Julie Bertschin - 'Great page turner, gripping from start to finish.'
  • Julie Bickerdyke - 'The story is cleverly told and slowly released with relationships explored and exploited to great effect.'
  • Cyllene Griffiths - 'Altogether this is an amusing book, a light read...This is however, the first in a long series and as I have not read the others, perhaps they improve on a fairly promising start?'

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ISBN: 9781848663336
Publication date: 04/11/2015
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781848663336
Publication date: 4th November 2015
Author: Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Elly Griffiths

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. ...

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