Ruth Galloway
Books in series9
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  • 1
    The Crossing Places | Elly Griffiths

    The Crossing Places

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    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    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.

    enjoyable crime hokum.

    I personally enjoy history/religious/pagan based books I am a great fan of Phil Rickman's Merrily books. Being a science teacher I enjoyed the forensi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 January 2011 by K. Gibson (Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Janus Stone | Elly Griffiths

    The Janus Stone

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    • By Elly Griffiths
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    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.

    More please

    Good story and excellent narration. .action speeded up. characters. Becoming more rounded.Skillfully left wanting to hear more

    Reviewed on 10 August 2015 by Irene (Retford, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The House at Sea's End | Elly Griffiths

    The House at Sea's End

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    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.

    Gripping

    This was my introduction to Ruth Galloway: I didn't realise this was the 3rd book in the series (1. Crossing Places 2. Janus Stone). However, that did..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 December 2011 by DrLMK (United Kingdom)
  • 4
    A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4 | Elly Griffiths

    A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4

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    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.

    Another intriguing story

    I'm glad to say that my misgivings in my review of Book 3 of the series were premature and the author has created another intriguing and interesting s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 April 2017 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Investigation | Elly Griffiths

    Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Investigation

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    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    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.

    readers

    I have enjoyed all of Elly Griffiths books about Dr Ruth Galloway.

    What a pity the publisher changed the reader for this unabridged book.
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    Reviewed on 25 April 2013 by Margaret (FROME, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    The Outcast Dead: Ruth Galloway, Book 6 | Elly Griffiths

    The Outcast Dead: Ruth Galloway, Book 6

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    • By Elly Griffiths
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    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.

    Excellent addition to the series

    I have listened to all of Elly Grifiths Ruth Galloway books and this is definitely the best in the series. The plot is much tighter and the pace quick..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 February 2014 by Saffy (UK)
  • 7
    The Ghost Fields: Ruth Galloway, Book 7 | Elly Griffiths

    The Ghost Fields: Ruth Galloway, Book 7

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    • By Elly Griffiths
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    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.

    Average

    Quite well read and not a bad story. I would say fits in the cosy crime genre. nothing particlarly nasty. But then nothing great about the story., if ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by Stewart Webb (Reading, Berks UK)
  • 8
    The Woman in Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8 | Elly Griffiths

    The Woman in Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8

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    • By Elly Griffiths
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    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.

    A subtle change of direction for Ruth?

    Interesting. I've just finished this and found it quite surprising on more than one level. Norfolk is a lovely, historical county but in all honesty..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 February 2016 by Maggie ()
  • 9
    The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9 | Elly Griffiths

    The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9

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    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'.

    One of my favourite series

    I was much looking forward to a new Ruth Galloway tale and this one didn't disappointment. The tale was a tiny bit far fetched and the ending straggl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 March 2017 by Linda (London, United Kingdom)