This book (Find in our catalog) is the third mystery by Elly Griffiths. Her first book in the series featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway was The Crossing Places, her second book was The Janus Stone. Ruth Galloway is an interesting character, single, a little on the heavy side, and a scholar who lectures at a local university. She lives in a house on the wild coast of Norfolk, England nearer to salt marshes than people. In the mysteries she is called upon by the local police department to help them solve crimes where bones have been unearthed. She finds herself in dangerous situations for which she is ill-prepared and in a developing and complicated relationship with the married Detective Chief Inspector, Harry Nelson. Anyone who enjoys a mystery with an engaging heroine, a definite location, and delving into the past (whether it be as far back as the Romans, or as recent as WW2) will find something to like in these books. As this series progresses, various connnections and relationships become stronger, adding more depth to the stories. It is better to read them in order and know that as the author is settling in with her characters and themes the books are definitely becoming more appealing.
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