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 »enjoys history and a respect of difference in how people manage their lives. With a healthy dollop of mystery and who dun nit makes these books a treat. Start with this one and follow the development of the characters.
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 »y low to voice the male characters which i can find disconcerting. Once more i love the Norfolk setting, the archaeology, the characters. Especially Ruth.
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 »mended as intelligent, entertaining and suspenseful reading. Elly has a refreshingly different style of writing from the normal in this genre.
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 »ney and leave this author alone! There are so many excellent writers and well told books to enjoy - and this author is NOT one of them!!
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 »d, but ten times louder than any other character. I actually had to cover the speakers on my iPad quickly whenever this character spoke. It disturbed my sleeping dogs! I would definitely not recommend it, the story itself was dull. I would return it but I've returned too many apparently!
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 »w love interest. I think it's been the best in the series so far and look forward to reading the next one. Well and truly comfortable now with change in narrator with this being Clare's second time reading this series.
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 »e as would a life long friend. The stories are interesting and intelligent and not your normal cookie cut forensic thriller.
I do hope their are more to follow.. i will be waiting anxiously for more Ruth, Nelson, Judy, Cathbad, and all.
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 »eyond the ordinary. The development of the main characters is steady but not scintillating but I suspect I will read the next book in the series if one is written, just to stay with the characters a bit longer. The plot has the requisite number of twists and red herrings but never truly surprises.
Her characters are like our family members and friends, as the author you know she loves her cast like her own children. The plot takes us on a journe..Show More »y we need to witness. Missing the escape into Ruth's life already.