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    • Skald: The Short Story Collection

    • 6 Original Crime & Thriller Short Stories
    • By: Martin Edwards, Ben Okri, Sophie Hannah, and others
    • Narrated by: John Banks, Jessica Dennis, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Commissioned by Audible and written especially for audio format this collection brings together six crime stories through the themes of discovery, destination and arrival. Top narrators bring these gripping tales to life acknowledging the Scandinavian tradition of oral storytelling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen overall

    • By PavLove on 04-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Stone Circle

    • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic as usual

    • By M BeeH on 12-02-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Crossing Places

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386

    When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crime and archaeology - what's not to like?!

    • By Adrian on 05-06-11

    Regular price: £17.19

    • A Room Full of Bones

    • A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 718
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613

    It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another intriguing story

    • By Kirstine on 16-04-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Chalk Pit

    • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 860
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 853

    Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another cracker from the world of North Norfolk

    • By Maggie on 28-02-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Janus Stone

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 911

    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I still can't get on with this reader....

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-11-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The House at Sea's End

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 913

    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? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favourite out of the first three!

    • By Ann D on 05-03-16

    Regular price: £19.79

    • Dying Fall

    • A Ruth Galloway Investigation
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 943
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 848
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 842

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, annoying narrator

    • By Clare pitt on 16-04-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Outcast Dead

    • Ruth Galloway, Book 6
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695

    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care. DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Maggie on 14-09-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Stranger Diaries

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Anjana Vasan, Andrew Wincott, Esther Wane, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R. M. Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case.s....  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The stranger diaries

    • By brenda peirce on 18-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Woman in Blue

    • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 805
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 797

    The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr. Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation. Ruth's friend, Cathbad, is housesitting in Walsingham, a Norfolk village famous as a centre for pilgrimages to the Virgin Mary. One night, Cathbad sees a strange vision in the graveyard beside the cottage: a young woman dressed in blue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A subtle change of direction for Ruth?

    • By Maggie on 11-02-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Ghost Fields

    • Ruth Galloway, Book 7
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 761
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701

    Norfolk is experiencing a July heat wave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried World War II plane with the pilot still inside. Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea. When the remaining members of the Blackstock family learn about the discovery, they seem strangely frightened by the news.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • DISAPPOINTING

    • By Rogayah on 13-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dark Angel

    • Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday to Italy is very welcome!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen, excellent work!

    • By Jude on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Smoke and Mirrors

    • A Stephens and Mephisto Mystery
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Brighton, 1951. Pantomime season is in full swing on the snowy pier, with Max Mephisto starring in Aladdin. But Max's headlines have been stolen by the disappearance ­­of two local children. With fairy tales in the air, it's not long before the press have found a nickname for the case: 'Hansel and Gretel'. DI Edgar Stephens has plenty of leads to investigate. The missing girl, Annie, used to write plays and perform them with her friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another first rate crime novel from Elly Griffiths

    • By peter on 27-11-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Zig Zag Girl

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 373

    Brighton, 1950: When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick: the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar's. They served together in the war as part of a shadowy unit called the Magic Men. Max is still on the circuit, touring seaside towns in the company of ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Uninvolving mystery

    • By Sally on 20-11-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Blood Card

    • Stephens and Mephisto Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the murder of their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill featuring another deceased comrade is found in Colonel Cartwright's possession, and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card. The wartime connection and the suggestion of magic are enough for him to put Stephens and Mephisto on the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mephisto gets his 3rd outing

    • By Alexander James Hawley (Hawley Reviews) on 07-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Vanishing Box

    • Stephens and Mephisto Mystery 4
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Christmas 1953. Max Mephisto and his daughter, Ruby, are headlining Brighton Hippodrome, an achievement only slightly marred by the less-than-savoury support act: a tableau show of naked 'living statues'. This might appear to have nothing in common with DI Edgar Stephens' investigation into the death of a quiet flower seller, but if there's one thing the old comrades have learned it's that in Brighton, the line between art and life - and death - is all too easily blurred....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful period detail

    • By Joy on 18-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Room Full of Bones

    • A Ruth Galloway Investigation
    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King’s Lynn is preparing for an unusual event – the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum’s curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate.Soon the museum’s wealthy owner lies dead in his stables too.

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Crossing Places

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. When she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote, wild place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea under Norfolk’s vast skies. When a child’s bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on 10 years earlier, she is asked to date them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen!

    • By A. Joyce on 03-01-11

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The House at Sea's End

    • By: Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Ruth Galloway has just returned from maternity leave and is struggling to juggle work and motherhood. When a team from the University of North Norfolk, investigating coastal erosion, finds six bodies buried at the foot of the cliff, she is immediately put on the case. DCI Nelson is investigating, but Ruth finds this more hindrance than help – Nelson is the father of her daughter, Kate. Still, she remains professional and concentrates on the case at hand.

    Regular price: £16.99

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