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A Room Full of Bones

The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 4

By Elly Griffiths

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Forensic archaeologist, Dr Ruth Galloway finds a still-warm corpse lying beside some very ancient bones in this beguiling mystery.

It is Halloween night in King's Lynn, and Dr Ruth Galloway is attending a strange event at the local history museum - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But what Ruth finds is the body of the museum's curator lying beside the coffin.

Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables too. These two deaths could be from natural causes but when he is called in to investigate, DCI Harry Nelson isn't convinced, and it is only a matter of time before Ruth and Nelson cross paths once more.

When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn. But as Ruth's friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? As her convictions are tested, she and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling and the mystery of The Dreaming may hold the answer to these deaths, and their own survival.

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  • ISBN: 9781849163705
  • Publication date: 26 Apr 2012
  • Page count: 368
'Griffiths' excellent series is well-informed and original, and its setting in one of the bleaker corners of East Anglia is vividly evoked' Literary Review. — Literary Review
'I became utterly absorbed as the story unfolded ... Another wonderful entry in this justifiable highly acclaimed series' Promoting Crime Fiction. — Promoting Crime Fiction
'The characters are constantly engaging - particularly the vulnerable Ruth - the writing is perceptive, as well as wryly humorous ... this is recommended' Spectator. — Spectator
'excellent' Wendy Cope. — Wendy Cope
'A fast-paced, insightful and murky story of ordinary lives, buried secrets, and desperate crimes' Good Book Guide. — Good Book Guide
'Like its predecessors, this is a wonderfully rich mixture of ancient and contemporary, superstition and rationality, with a cast of druids, dreamers and assorted tree-huggers as well as some thoroughly modern villains: a welcome addition to a great series' Guardian. — Guardian
'The book's strengths are, as ever, Griffiths' ability to conjure up thoroughly believable people and to ensure that the myths and legends which steep the story never spill over into woo-woo' Reviewing the Evidence. — Reviewing the Evidence
the perfect instalment to a gripping series that is seriously becoming 'a must-read'' Crimesquad. — Crimesquad.com
an engrossing read' WI Life magazine. — WI Life magazine
''a sinister, life-threatening mystery that grips to its end' Woman & Home. — Woman & Home
''another wonderful entry in this justifiable highly acclaimed series' Euro Crime. — Euro Crime
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