The Stone Circle: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 11 - The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries (Hardback)Elly Griffiths (author)
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'My favourite series' - Val McDermid
DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead. Or are they?
Meanwhile Ruth is working on a dig in the Saltmarsh - another henge, known by the archaeologists as the stone circle - trying not to think about the baby. Then bones are found on the site, and identified as those of Margaret Lacey, a twelve-year-old girl who disappeared thirty years ago.
As the Margaret Lacey case progresses, more and more aspects of it begin to hark back to that first case of The Crossing Places, and to Scarlett Henderson, the girl Nelson couldn't save. The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 162 x 238 x 38 mm
'Delightful... combines professional expertise with a wry sense of humour' - The Sunday Times
'Griffiths supplies proof that thrillers can increase the pulse rate while tackling more serious issues' - The Guardian
'Ruth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction' - Kate Mosse
'Griffiths has become a dab hand at plotting and cranking up the tension. The murders, and the muddled humanity of the characters, keep us turning the pages' - Independent
'Elly Griffiths writes ever-more ingenious detective stories with a powerful sense of place and a varied cast of sympathetic and unusual characters. Her heroine is a winner' - The Times
'Griffiths weaves superstition and myth into her crime novels, skilfully treading a line between credulity and modern methods of detection' - The Sunday Times
'Crime that doesn't sacrifice good writing and clever characterisation for the sake of the plot' - Red magazine
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