The House at Sea's End : A Ruth Galloway Investigation

by Elly Griffiths

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The House at Sea's End : A Ruth Galloway Investigation

A Maxim Jakubowski Great Female Crime Sleuth.

RUTH GALLOWAY - Ruth is a forensic archaeologist and has so far appeared in three gripping investigations. Combining motherhood and a career, her crime-fighting abilities are second to none with the sometimes assistance of her edgy friendship with DCI Nelson. The Norfolk background of the books is finely sketched and adds to the book's classical crime mood. Traditional crime and personalities with a modern edge.

 

The Lovereading view...

Strongly plotted, fast-paced crime fiction with a quirky, engaging heroine in forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway. Dr Galloway finds herself in a race against time to unravel the past but she's hindered by someone who wants the truth of the past to stay buried, and appears to be going to any lengths to keep it that way...even murder.

Maxim Jakubowski

The House at Sea's End : A Ruth Galloway Investigation Synopsis

A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them?  Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

The House at Sea's End : A Ruth Galloway Investigation 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: 9781849163651
Publication date: 23/06/2011
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849163651
Publication date: 23rd June 2011
Author: Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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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