A Room Full of Bones
A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths is the 4th in the Ruth Galloway mystery series.
Ruth, our favorite English forensic archaeologist, is asked by the Smith Museum to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop (Bishop Augustine Smith). But when she arrives early, she finds the curator, Neil Topham, dead beside the coffin. When the museum’s owner (and horse rancher) Lord Smith is also found dead, Nelson is called in. Unfortunately, Nelson ends up in the hospital with an unknown ailment, but which Cathbad believes is The Dreaming – a hallucinogenic state.
Meanwhile, Ruth has a new neighbour Bob, who is part of a group called the Elginists, who are trying to get the bones back that Lord Smith’s grandfather took from Australia. Okay, that’s sounding confusing.
Judy and Clough are working the drug case that Nelson had to drop, but end up checking out the horse farm with interesting results.
Overall, the book is great! The characters are true, faults included. The dialog can be hilarious.
Quickly became one of my favorite series.