Ruth Galloway
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  • 1
    The Crossing Places | Elly Griffiths

    The Crossing Places

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    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

    great characters great story

    I hadn't heard of Elly Griffiths but Im glad I have now. Ive listened to all her stories with Ruth the Archaeologist. Id recommend them to anyone who ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 May 2015 by LP ()
  • 2
    The Janus Stone | Elly Griffiths

    The Janus Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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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.

    Elly Griffiths the Janus Stone - creepy but good

    Book 2 in the Ruth Galloway series is a bit more macabre - but still a good story. I like Jane McDowell's narration too - doesn't make her voice reall..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 March 2016 by Kasia ()
  • 3
    The House at Sea's End | Elly Griffiths

    The House at Sea's End

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    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

    Thoroughly enjoyed.

    I don't understand some of the reviews I have read for this book. It is very much the authors same style as the other two in this series. Highly recom..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 March 2015 by Rachel (Australia)
  • 4
    A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4 | Elly Griffiths

    A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

    So poor I am doing my first review!

    This is just a tool in which to put the author's own prejudices and propaganda! Story so far fetched I was utterly disappointed! Save your time and mo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 October 2016 by Gayelene ()
  • 5
    Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Investigation | Elly Griffiths

    Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Investigation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID.

    Painful reader!!

    It was almost impossible to enjoy the story at all. The readers voices were horrid. Especially that of the little girl, which was not only high pitche..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 April 2016 by jennifer palmer ()
  • 6
    The Outcast Dead: Ruth Galloway, Book 6 | Elly Griffiths

    The Outcast Dead: Ruth Galloway, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care. DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers.

    Best book in the series so far

    I really enjoyed the writing, plot development and characterisation in this book. Enjoyed hearing about Ruth's tv archaeologist experiences and her ne..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 July 2016 by Eosaphrodite (NSW, Australia)
  • 7
    The Ghost Fields: Ruth Galloway, Book 7 | Elly Griffiths

    The Ghost Fields: Ruth Galloway, Book 7

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    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    Norfolk is experiencing a July heat wave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried World War II plane with the pilot still inside. Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea. When the remaining members of the Blackstock family learn about the discovery, they seem strangely frightened by the news.

    Another Great One from Elly Griffiths

    This has to be one of the best series i have read and this latest installment is no different. Ruth is a truly wonderful character who has grown on m..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 April 2015 by Rachel (Australia)
  • 8
    The Woman in Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8 | Elly Griffiths

    The Woman in Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr. Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation. Ruth's friend, Cathbad, is housesitting in Walsingham, a Norfolk village famous as a centre for pilgrimages to the Virgin Mary. One night, Cathbad sees a strange vision in the graveyard beside the cottage: a young woman dressed in blue.

    Standard fare with no surprises

    It is difficult to sustain freshness of character and plot in a book series. Unfortunately there is little in "The Woman in Blue" to lift it b..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 February 2016 by Roderic (Victoria Park, Australia)