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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elly Griffiths Narrator: Jane McDowell Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 2/8/2014

    " A well-crafted archeological mystery....Move over Kathy Reichs, there's a new voice in the boneyard!!! Ruth Galloway is a breath of fresh air, smart, spunky and comfortable in her own skin. I can't wait to recommend this to my customers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/25/2014

    " This is a book to be read as part of a growing series. Reading the first book is important to know the cast of characters. If you don't start at the beginning all the people seem shallow if reading just this book. Otherwise after reading the first book THE CROSSING PLACES you will love this next addition. Can't wait for book 3 coming out in Fall 2011. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryAnn | 1/24/2014

    " Although I think the first book in this series was better, this is still a good read. This author really knows her cats! "

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

    " A good British mystery. I will look for more books by Elly Griffiths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/22/2013

    " another good who dunnit it with a twist or two for good measure "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvita | 12/18/2013

    " Good second book in the series featuring Ruth Galloway, forensic anthropologist "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 12/7/2013

    " An engaging mystery with interesting characters and an intriguig setting. Sounds like good Masterpiece Mystery material to me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmie | 10/1/2013

    " This second installment wasn't as good as the first. However, it was a good story. I just found the mystery a little weak. I am looking forward to the third installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 9/6/2013

    " Loved it, like all of Elly Griffiths books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne-Marie Barker | 9/3/2013

    " Another brilliant novel by Elly Griffiths. Fabulous book, interesting twist in the plot line. Long may Ruth continue to delight us. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharon | 9/3/2012

    " F word used too much for me- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GlenK | 5/25/2012

    " I enjoy mysteries that involve events in the past impacting the present and this compelling (and complicated) plot delivers. The personal issues of the main character are a bit too melodramatic this time though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Windy | 5/18/2012

    " Second of this series which picks up almost immediately after the first one which sadly made the plot less credible. Still entertaining though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/30/2012

    " Really enjoying this series. The books are action packed and quick reads. Ruth is fast becoming one of my favourite characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Haman | 2/9/2012

    " Interesting take on history, murder and detecting. Learned a lot about how archaeologists work. The detective is an archaeologist and a bones person. I like this much better than the Bones books... less graphic violence. Lots of interesting historical info tossed in and key to the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 12/24/2011

    " Loved "the Crossing Places" and am loving this one too! I don't know if I like these books because of the isolated locale or because the author is good... maybe both! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/12/2011

    " An excellent follow up to "the Crossing Places." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliza | 11/21/2011

    " By the time I realized this was the second in the series I was already hooked! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette Ponte | 11/12/2011

    " Really good mystery. I would recomend reading Elly Griffith's previous mystery first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Layne | 7/27/2011

    " Elly Griffiths writes a lot about the Norfolk coastline and British legends in her novels. Her main character is an archeologist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camilla | 5/22/2011

    " I really liked the first one, and I enjoyed this just as much. I don't know why, exactly. The characters are appealing, I suppose (though ethically questionable). Elly Griffiths just pulls it off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 5/17/2011

    " I love all her books...almost wishing they came out with a TV series for her books they would very good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vera | 5/15/2011

    " I liked this book as much as the previous one. Now looking forward to the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/21/2011

    " I read this in two days because I could not put it down. I am finding this series very engaging, primarily because of the main character, Dr. Ruth Galloway, an overweight, 40ish archaeologist and forensic bone specialist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LeeAnne | 4/12/2011

    " Solid mystery, likeable characters, interesting topic. At times this one was a little repetitive but still, quite enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 4/8/2011

    " 3 1/2, i like this series even though it can be slow moving with many forensic classic archaelolgy details. main character ruth who lives in the saltmarshes of england reminds me of precious ramotswe from mccall smith's series set in botswana. book suits me well, but probaby not for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 3/26/2011

    " The second book in this mystery series, the main character of this book is a "Bones"-like forensic archeologist, but the setting is in modern day rural England. I have enjoyed the character development over the first two books and look forward to the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvita | 3/20/2011

    " Good second book in the series featuring Ruth Galloway, forensic anthropologist "

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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.