The Crossing Places (Paperback)Elly Griffiths (author)
A chilling discovery in the Norfolk salt marshes and anonymous notes about ritual sacrifice shed new light on a cold case in Griffith’s first, masterfully plotted mystery featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway.
A child's bones are discovered on the windswept Norfolk marshes. Believing them to be ancient, the police call in Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist. But this is no prehistoric grave. A cold missing person case has now become a murder investigation.
Dr Ruth Galloway is called in when a child's bones are discovered near the site of a prehistoric henge on the north Norfolk salt marshes. Are they the remains of a local girl who disappeared ten years earlier - or are the bones much older?
DCI Harry Nelson refuses to give up the hunt for the missing girl. Since she vanished, someone has been sending him bizarre anonymous notes about ritual sacrifice, quoting Shakespeare and the Bible. He knows that Ruth's expertise and experience could help him finally to put this case to rest.
But when a second child goes missing, Ruth finds herself in danger from a killer who knows she's getting ever closer to the truth...
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 21 mm
Griffiths weaves superstition and myth into her crime novels, skilfully treading a line between credulity and modern methods of detection - Sunday Times
A great series - Guardian
Griffiths' excellent series is well informed and original - Literary Review
Archaeology and crime often walk hand in hand in crime fiction, and seem a natural fit as they have in common both bones and quests for the truth. I've never before, however, read a crime novel in which the two blend as successfully as in The Crossing Places ... Elly Griffiths' characterization is as good as her writing, and I can't wait for the next in the series - Shotsmag
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