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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elly Griffiths Narrator: Jane McDowell Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

The bones turn out to be two thousand years old, and DCI Harry Nelson, who called on Ruth for help, is disappointed. He'd hoped they would be the bones of a child called Lucy who's been missing for ten years; he's been getting letters about her ever since. Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson receives more letters.

Soon it becomes clear that Ruth is in grave danger from a killer who knows that her expert knowledge is being used to help the police with their enquiries. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 2/12/2014

    " First in the series and a very goods start. Love the two main characters and looking forward to reading more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quercus Books | 2/11/2014

    " Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan Kearns | 1/27/2014

    " Amazingly, mysteries have almost completely bifurcated into male and female versions. It would be best to enjoy both kinds, but this one was so far over to the female side that I just couldnt. And, honestly, I find it just as hard to understand post-Christian Britain. It's like we need to give the country a new name, so we know which cultural/literary tradition we are getting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 1/12/2014

    " Nice fast mystery. I like the English archaelogy as a starting point, but especially like Ruth Galloway, the independent 40-ish cat-loving professor with a less than perfect body. This book is the first in a series. I'll definitely be going on to #2, Janus Stone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 1/5/2014

    " Didn't realize I had read it before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Funbrarian | 12/30/2013

    " This is really a 3.5- setting and mood were well crafted, characters interesting. I down-graded a bit because the mystery needed work. I figured it out at about the second chapter... Will definitely keep reading this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha | 12/19/2013

    " Enjoyed this - enough to request the next one from my local library. The main characters are engaging, there are plenty of twists and tension in the plot and I was certainly kept guessing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moira Farrant | 12/8/2013

    " I really enjoyed this free download! Didn't expect to enjoy it, but it rather took me by surprise! I will read more of Elly Griffiths! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mkaterosso | 11/11/2013

    " Love her books! Can't wait till the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 9/15/2013

    " excellent characterizations (always a plus for me) with an above-average mystery plot, and a very atmospheric setting ... looking forward to next in series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annmarie | 5/26/2013

    " This debut mystery features a very appealing, tart-tongued, plus-sized forensic archaeologist and an atmospheric setting in the salt marshes of England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 5/26/2013

    " Ruth becomes involved with a murder on the salt marsh after the police recruit her to identify bones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina Allbert | 11/7/2012

    " I really liked this heroine. Not a raving beauty, but brilliant. Excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 10/3/2012

    " An easy 'who done it' read for a winters day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathleen | 1/12/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book, and I especially liked the main character. It was a fun, absorbing weekend read, and I'll look for more from Ellie Griffiths. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Ann | 11/16/2011

    " I just couldn't connect with the characters and story line. I only got halfway through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaci | 6/26/2011

    " Ruth Galloway is a great character: archaeologist and mystery solver. The bones she finds on the Saltmarsh in Norfolk, England draws her into the Lucy Downey case, a missing child. Nice plot twist ending that was a surprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/20/2011

    " Cool new series -- read this one on the plane on the way home from Norway and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 4/13/2011

    " I don't care if I read these in reverse order - I really like this series. The descriptions of the marshes and fens really interest me and the mysteries are good too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 4/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed this! I've just finished the second in the series, The Janus Stone, and will be scouting Amazon.co. uk for the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edie | 3/28/2011

    " so far, so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 3/20/2011

    " I loved this book, a good mystery and as Ruth is a forensic anthropologist it is a different take on "Bones". I love all the history and the comments about Norfolk. Looking forward to reading her next novel The Janus Stone.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sidnie | 3/14/2011

    " Very good first novel to the series. Interesting topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/7/2011

    " Another entertaining Irish mystery along the lines of Erin Hart's series (Haunted Ground; Lake of Sorrows) "

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About the Author
Author Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths is the author of two series, one taking place in Norfolk and the other in Brighton. Her Ruth Galloway novels take for their inspiration Elly’s husband, who gave up a city job to train as an archaeologist, and her aunt who lives on the Norfolk coast and filled her head with the myths and legends of that area. The second series takes place in the fifties and features Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and illusionist Max Mephisto. She is the winner of the 2011 Mary Higgins Clark Award and the 2016 CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

About the Narrator

Jane McDowell’s work spans theater, film, television, and radio. Her film work includes a leading role in the award-winning Twelve in a Box, leading roles in several Bollywood movies, and numerous shorts. She appeared in the BBC drama Dustbin Baby and has recorded plays and poetry readings for BBC Radio.