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The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)

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The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)

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An atmospheric adventure with beloved forensic archaeologist and “captivating amateur sleuth” Ruth Galloway, as she teams up with Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson to investigate a set of remains, thought to be the bones of a little girl who went missing ten years before—“an inspired creation” (Louise Penny).
 
Forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties. She lives happily alone with her cats in a remote area near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants—not quite earth, not quite sea. But her routine is harshly upended when a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach. Detective Chief Inspector Nelson calls Ruth for help, believing the bones to be the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing a decade ago and whose abductor taunts him with bizarre letters referencing ritual sacrifice, Shakespeare, and the Bible. Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson receives a new letter—exactly like the ones about Lucy.

Is it the same killer? Or a copycat murderer, linked in some way to the site near Ruth’s remote home?

ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Brighton mystery series, as well as the standalone novels The Stranger Diaries, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and The Postscript Murders. She is the recipient of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in Brighton, England.

ISBN: 9781328622372

ISBN-10: 9781328622372

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 03/19/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/19/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural