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The Stone Circle

The Stone Circle

‘My favourite series’ Val McDermid

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. Or are they?

Meanwhile Ruth is working on a dig in the Saltmarsh – another henge, known by the archaeologists as the stone circle – trying not to think about the baby. Then bones are found on the site, and identified as those of Margaret Lacey, a twelve-year-old girl who disappeared thirty years ago.

As the Margaret Lacey case progresses, more and more aspects of it begin to hark back to that first case of The Crossing Places, and to Scarlett Henderson, the girl Nelson couldn’t save. The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 7th February 2019

Price: £18.99

ISBN-13: 9781786487292

Reviews

Griffiths supplies proof that thrillers can increase the pulse rate while tackling more serious issues
Guardian
Griffiths has become a dab hand at plotting and cranking up the tension. The murders, and the muddled humanity of the characters, keep us turning the pages
Independent
Elly Griffiths writes ever-more ingenious detective stories with a powerful sense of place and a varied cast of sympathetic and unusual characters. Her heroine is a winner
The Times
Ruth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction
Kate Mosse
Griffiths weaves superstition and myth into her crime novels, skilfully treading a line between credulity and modern methods of detection
Sunday Times
Crime that doesn't sacrifice good writing and clever characterisation for the sake of the plot
Red magazine
Griffiths has mastered the art of combining bizarre plots with contemporary relationship issues beautifully
Sussex Life
Excellent writing, excellent plotting, some utterly riveting detail and always a banging good story
Liz Loves Books
Delightful . . . combines professional expertise with a wry sense of humour
Sunday Times