The Janus Stone Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - Father hennessey reports that two children did go missing from the home forty years before—a boy and a girl. Is it a roman-era ritual sacrifice, or is the killer closer at hand?Ruth and Detective Harry Nelson would like to find out—and fast. When they realize the house was once a children’s home, they track down the Catholic priest who served as its operator.

. When carbon dating proves that the child’s bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. They were never found. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the trail by frightening her, and her unborn child, half to death.

The Janus Stone Ruth Galloway Mysteries - But when construction workers demolishing a large old house in Norwich uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway—minus its skull—Ruth is once again called upon to investigate. It’s been only a few months since archaeologist Ruth Galloway found herself entangled in a missing persons case, barely escaping with her life.





The House at Sea's End Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - But then archie is killed and a german journalist arrives, a plan to stop a German invasion, asking questions about Operation Lucifer, and a possible British war crime. Griffiths's Galloway is a likable and alluring character. Associated pressjust back from maternity leave, forensic archeologist Ruth is finding it hard to juggle motherhood and work when she is called in to investigate human bones that have surfaced on a remote Norfolk beach.

It provides a wholly satisfying whodunit as well as a good reason to look up the other two books in the series. The presence of dci harry Nelson, the married father of her daughter, does not help. The bones, six men with their arms bound, turn out date back to World War II, a desperate time on this stretch of coastland.

The House at Sea's End Ruth Galloway Mysteries - . A page turning mystery. What was operation lucifer? And who is prepared to kill to keep its secret? Home guard veteran archie Whitcliffe reveals the existence of a secret the old soldiers have vowed to protect with their lives.





The Crossing Places Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - Ruth galloway is in her late thirties. The first entry in the acclaimed ruth galloway series follows the "captivating"* archaeologist as she investigates a child's bones found on a nearby beach, thought to be the remains of a little girl who went missing ten years before. Forensic archeologist Dr. Detective chief inspector nelson calls galloway for help, Shakespeare, a little girl who went missing a decade ago and whose abductor continues to taunt him with bizarre letters containing references to ritual sacrifice, believing they are the remains of Lucy Downey, and the Bible.

Is it the same killer? or a copycat murderer, linked in some way to the site near Ruth’s remote home? *Louise Penny. She lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants—not quite earth, remote area near Norfolk, not quite sea. But her routine days of digging up bones and other ancient objects are harshly upended when a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach.

The Crossing Places Ruth Galloway Mysteries - Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson receives a new letter—exactly like the ones about Lucy.





A Room Full of Bones Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - A room full of bones, like its predecessors, works its magic on the reader's imagination. Richmond times-dispatchwhen ruth galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop, she finds the museum’s curator lying dead on the floor. Soon after, the museum’s wealthy owner is also found dead, in his stables.

These two deaths could be from natural causes, but once again Ruth and DCI Harry Nelson cross paths during the investigation. Rich in atmosphere and history and blessed by Griffith’s continuing development of brilliant, feisty, independent Ruth. When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn.

A Room Full of Bones Ruth Galloway Mysteries - . Lovers of well-written and intelligent traditional mysteries will welcome Griffith’s fourth book. Readers will look forward to learning more about her. Usa today. But as ruth’s friends become involved, and the mystery of “the dreaming” hold the answers to these deaths, where will her loyalties lie? As her convictions are tested, drug smuggling, Ruth and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, as well as the keys to their own survival.

. A room full of bones is a clever blend of history and mystery with more than enough forensic details to attract the more attentive reader.





A Dying Fall Ruth Galloway Mystery Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - Connoisseurs of thoughtful suspense will revel in its many pleasures. Richmond times-dispatchwhen ruth Galloway learns that her old university friend Dan Golding has died in a house fire, she is shocked and saddened. Another gem packed with offbeat, well-developed characters and a quirky, challenging mystery.

Kirkus “as with all Ruth Galloway mysteries, the application of forensic archaeology is intriguing. Readers are in for a really good time with this flesh-and-blood bone expert. Booklist, starred. But someone is willing to kill to keep the bones a secret, and it is beginning to look as if no one is safe. But when she receives a letter that Dan had written just before he died, her sadness turns to suspicion.

A Dying Fall Ruth Galloway Mystery Ruth Galloway Mysteries - The case draws in dci nelson, determined to protect Ruth and their eighteen-month-old daughter, Kate. The letter tells of a great archaeological discovery, but Dan also says that he is scared for his life. Was dan’s death linked to his find? The only clue is his mention of the Raven King, an ancient name for King Arthur.

When she arrives in lancashire, Ruth discovers that the bones reveal a shocking fact about King Arthur—and that the bones have mysteriously vanished. A dying fall, like all of griffiths’ work, combines an intriguing plot with well-drawn characters—topped by the ever-fascinating Ruth—and a keen sense of place and history.





The Outcast Dead

Mariner Books - This year’s proceedings hold special interest for forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway, who has just unearthed the notorious Mother Hook, hanged in 1867 at Norwich Castle for killing multiple children. Now ruth is reluctantly starring in a TV special, working alongside the alluring historian Dr. Elly griffiths draws us all the way back to prehistoric times.

A kidnapper dubbed the childminder claims responsibility, but is the Childminder behind the deaths too? The team races to find out — and after a child close to everyone involved disappears, the stakes couldn’t be higher. She is the winner of the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Highly atmospheric. New york times book review   the service of the Outcast Dead is held annually in Norwich commemorating the bodies in the paupers’ graves.

The Outcast Dead - Frank Barker. An uncommon, wry humor, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion. Erin hart, ” new york times book review, agatha and anthony award–nominated author of haunted Ground and Lake of Sorrows   Elly Griffiths’s Ruth Galloway novels have been praised as “gripping” Louise Penny, “highly atmospheric, and “must-reads for fans of crime fiction” Associated Press.

Nearby, dci harry nelson is investigating the case of three children found dead in their home when another child is abducted.





The Ghost Fields Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - Forensic archeologist ruth galloway determines that the skeleton couldn’t possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat long presumed dead — news that seems to frighten his descendants. As production begins, Ruth notices a mysterious man loitering at Fred Blackstock’s memorial service.

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 the Blackstocks have converted into a pig farm. Then human bones are found on the family’s pig farm and the weather quickly turns. I identified with her insecurities and struggles, and cheered her on.

The Ghost Fields Ruth Galloway Mysteries - Louise penny   “an uncommon, wry humor, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion. Erin Hart. Can the team outrace a looming flood to find the killer?  “Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth — an inspired creation. Ruth is a terrific character: unglamorous, smart, down-to-earth and completely believable.

San jose mercury news “Readers will look forward to learning more about Ruth Galloway. Usa today   it’s a blazing hot summer in Norfolk when a construction crew unearths a downed American fighter plane from World War II with a body inside.





Woman in Blue Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - So when ruth galloway’s druid friend cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. Could these crimes be connected? when one of hilary’s fellow female priests is murdered just before Little Walsingham’s annual Good Friday Passion Play, Cathbad, Ruth, and DCI Harry Nelson must team up to find the killer before he strikes again.

An uncommon, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion. Erin hart  Mariner. But then a woman wrapped in blue cloth is found dead the next day, an Anglican priest, receives a series of hateful, and Ruth’s old friend Hilary, threatening letters.

Woman in Blue Ruth Galloway Mysteries - Ruth galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth — an inspired creation. Louise penny “readers will look forward to learning more about Ruth Galloway. Usa today   “ruth is a terrific character: unglamorous, smart, down-to-earth and completely believable. San jose mercury news   known as England’s Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions.





The Chalk Pit 9 Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - When ruth galloway is called to examine a set of human remains in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death. And when a dead body is found with a map of what seems to be the full maze, they realize their hunt for the killer has only just begun—and that more bodies may be underfoot.

. Once more, she’s at the helm of a murder investigation. Winner of the cwa dagger in the library Award  Praise for Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway series   “Gripping. Louise penny | “Highly atmospheric. New york times book Review  “Remarkable, delightful. Associated Press | “Must-reads. Deborah crombie “Wonderfully rich.

The Chalk Pit 9 Ruth Galloway Mysteries - . Mariner. Meanwhile, dci nelson is looking for a homeless woman who he hears has gone “underground. Could she have disappeared into the labyrinth? And if so, is she connected to the body Ruth found? As Ruth and Nelson investigate the tunnels, cannibalism, they hear rumors of secret societies, and ritual killings.

A great series. Guardian | “smart, down-to-earth, and completely believable.





The Dark Angel Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Upon arriving, she begins to hear murmurs of Fontana Liri’s strong resistance movement during World War II and senses the townspeople are dancing around a deeply buried secret. Mariner. But how could that be connected to the ancient remains she’s been studying?   Ruth is just beginning to get her footing in the dig when she’s thrown off-guard by the appearance of DCI Nelson.

In this highly atmospheric mystery, ruth galloway—“a captivating amateur sleuth” Louise Penny—and DCI Nelson investigate a murder in a medieval Italian town where dark secrets are buried as deep as bones. And when ruth’s findings lead them to a modern-day murder, their holidays are both turned upside down, and they race to find out what darkness is lurking in this seemingly picturesque town.

The Dark Angel Ruth Galloway Mysteries - . In this highly atmospheric mystery, ruth galloway-"a captivating amateur sleuth" Louise Penny-and DCI Nelson investigate a murder in a medieval Italian town where dark secrets are buried as deep as bones. It’s not every day that you’re summoned to the italian countryside on business, she jumps at the chance to go, so when archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Ruth Galloway’s help identifying bones found in the tiny hilltop town of Fontana Liri, bringing her daughter along with her for a working vacation.





The Dark Angel Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Mariner Books - Upon arriving, she hears murmurs of Fontana Liri’s strong resistance movement during World War II, and senses the townspeople have a deeply buried secret. Mariner. But how could that connect to the ancient remains she’s been studying?   Just as she’s getting her footing in the dig, DCI Nelson appears, unexpectedly and for no clear reason.

When ruth’s findings lead them to a modern-day murder, their holidays are both turned upside down, as they race to find out what darkness is lurking in this seemingly peaceful town. In this highly atmospheric mystery, ruth galloway—described by Louise Penny as “a captivating amateur sleuth”—and DI Nelson have their summer vacations horribly disrupted by a murder in a medieval Italian town where dark secrets are buried as deep as bones.

The Dark Angel Ruth Galloway Mysteries - It’s not often that you’re called to the italian countryside on business, she jumps at the chance to go, so when archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Ruth Galloway’s help identifying bones found in picturesque Fontana Liri, bringing her daughter along for a working vacation. In this highly atmospheric mystery, ruth galloway-"a captivating amateur sleuth" Louise Penny-and DCI Nelson investigate a murder in a medieval Italian town where dark secrets are buried as deep as bones.