The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Signed, lined and dated first edition, first printing
Author: Elly Griffiths
ISBN 13: 9781847247261

The Crossing Places – Elly Griffiths

Dr Ruth Galloway is in her late 30s.  When she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, she lectures at a university in Norfolk.  She lives, alone but happily so, in a bleak, marshy area called Saltmarsh overlooking the sea and Norfolk’s vast skies with her cats and Radio 4 for company.  She’s a salty character - quirky.

When a child’s bones are found in the marshes, near a dig that Ruth and her former boyfriend Peter worked on ten years before, Ruth is called upon to date them.  They turn out to be bronze-age bones and DCI Harry Nelson, who called on Ruth for help, is disappointed.  He had hoped they would be the bones of a child called Lucy who’s been missing, presumed dead, for ten years.  He has been getting letters about her ever since – odd letters with references to ritual and sacrifice, and including quotes from the Bible and Shakespeare.

Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson gets another letter – like the ones about Lucy.  Is it the same killer?  Is it a ritual murder, linked in some way to the site near Ruth’s remote home?  Then one of Ruth’s cats is killed and clearly she’s in danger from a killer who knows that her expert knowledge is being used to help the police with their enquiries …

Collectors Notes

  • The Crossing Places is book 1 in the Ruth Galloway Series
  • For more information, you may like to visit Elly Griffiths’ website.  This is a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.
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