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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.
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.
|Publication date:||23rd June 2011|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 01/08/2021
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.
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