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A Room Full of Bones

A Room Full of Bones

Halloween night, and the dead are closer than ever for Dr Ruth Galloway. She is used to long-dead bodies, but a fresh corpse in the middle of a museum is a new challenge.

‘My favourite current series’ Val McDermid

‘A wonderfully rich mix of ancient and contemporary’ Guardian


It is Halloween in King’s Lynn, and forensic archaeologist 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 then Ruth finds 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 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 Aboriginal ritual of The Dreaming may hold the answer to these deaths – and be the key to their own survival.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 22nd December 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781780873572

Reviews

A sinister, life-threatening mystery that grips to its end
Woman & Home
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
The characters are constantly engaging - particularly the vulnerable Ruth - the writing is perceptive, as well as wryly humorous ... this is recommended
Spectator
Excellent
Wendy Cope
A fast-paced, insightful and murky story of ordinary lives, buried secrets, and desperate crimes
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
I became utterly absorbed as the story unfolded ... Another wonderful entry in this justifiably highly acclaimed series
Promoting Crime Fiction
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