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Elly Griffiths

The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths

February 1, 2017

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:  New York City 2016 (HC) The bucolic town of Walsingham in Norfolk has been a place of pilgrimage throughout England’s Christian era and perhaps stretching back into its pagan past.  Cathbad, the neo-Druid who is house- and…


The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths

July 1, 2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:  New York 2015 (HC) The “ghost fields” of Elly Griffith’s seventh Ruth Galloway mysteries refers to the abandoned World War II airfields that dot the Norfolk countryside of northeast England.  It is one such field, located at…


The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths

December 1, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company:  New York 2014 (HC) The sixth Ruth Galloway mystery takes the reader into the dark landscape of child abduction and the even more sinister world of the death of very young children.  Forensic archaeologist Ruth…


A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths

February 1, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers:  New York 2013 (HC) Elly Griffiths continues to excel as an accomplished mystery novelist in this, her fifth Ruth Galloway narrative.  Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway’s hectic after-work schedule is interrupted by a call from an old…


A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths

March 1, 2013

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company:  New York 2012 (HC) With A Room Full of Bones, author Elly Griffiths continues the same high quality of writing and storytelling that readers have come to expect since her highly acclaimed initial Ruth Galloway…


The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths

September 1, 2012

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company: New York 2011 (HC) The third Ruth Galloway archaeology mystery is an atmospheric tale set on the bleak English Norfolk coast.  The settings for the two previous novels (the saltmarshes in The Crossing Places and the…


The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths

September 1, 2011

Quercus Books:  London 2010 (pb) The Janus Stone picks up three months following the first Ruth Galloway forensic archaeology novel, The Crossing Places and continues the same high quality story telling and tension-filled drama found in that initial mystery.  Ruth…


The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

June 1, 2010

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:  New York 2010 (pb) It’s always a treat to come upon a new author and a new archaeology-based mystery series; it’s downright exciting when that author proves to be a very talented writer and the mystery proves…