The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (#1 Ruth Galloway)

The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1)

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Published: 2009

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The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths is the first in the series about Ruth Galloway.

We are introduced to Ruth, an archaeologist, who lives alone in a rather remote area by a Saltmarsh in England.   When the bones of a child are found, Detective Harry Nelson enlists Ruth’s help to ascertain if they belong to a 10 year old cold case that he has held close to his heart. Although the bones are 2000 years old and from the Iron Age, Ruth becomes interested in the cold case when Nelson shows her letters that he has received over the past years that seem to taunt him.  In the meantime the bones are drawing interest from the University where Ruth teaches, as well as her previous mentor Erik and friends Peter, Shona and Cathbad.  When another child goes missing and  she delves deeper into both cases,  Ruth gets in over her head.

I’m not sure if it is the location, or Ruth herself, but these books are a little different than the normal mysteries. The characters are strong, and the writing excellent.  

Read: December 2014
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