The Crossing Places
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A child’s bones are discovered near the site of a pre-historic henge on the north Norfolk coast, and the police ask local forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway to date them. Are these the remains of a local girl who disappeared ten years ago?
DCI Harry Nelson refuses to give up the hunt for this missing child. Ever since she vanished, someone has been sending him bizarre anonymous notes about ritual sacrifice, quoting Shakespeare and the Bible. He knows Ruth’s instincts and experience can help him finally put this case to rest.
Then a second child goes missing, and Ruth finds herself in danger from a killer who knows she’s getting ever closer to the truth…
‘Archaeology and crime often walk hand in hand in crime fiction, and seem a natural fit as they have in common both bones and quests for the truth. I’ve never before, however, read a crime novel in which the two blend as successfully as in The Crossing Places … Elly Griffiths’ characterization is as good as her writing, and I can’t wait for the next in the series’ Shotsmag.co.uk.
‘Griffiths weaves superstition and myth into her crime novels, skilfully treading a line between credulity and modern methods of detection’ Sunday Times.
‘Griffiths’ excellent series is well informed and original’ Literary Review.
‘A great series’ Guardian.
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