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The Janus Stone (Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 2) - Elly Griffiths

The Janus Stone (Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 2) - Elly Griffiths

Title: The Janus Stone

Author:  Elly Griffiths

ISBN:  9781849161589

Weight:  885g

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The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths

Ruth Galloway’s expertise is called upon when builders, demolishing an old house in Norwich, uncover the bones of a child – minus the skull – beneath a doorway.  Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder?  DCI Harry Nelson investigates.

The house was once a children’s home.  Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the place.  He tells him that two children did go missing forty years before – a boy and a girl.  They were never found.

When carbon dating proves that the child’s bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case.  But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying hard to put her off the scent by frightening her to death…

Peer & Press Reviews

It’s always a pleasure when an author’s second book lives up to the promise of the first, and this is certainly true of the second in Griffiths’s series…  There’s a satisfying meaty plot – family secrets, insanity and ancient mythology, both pagan and Roman – but it’s Griffiths’s dryly humorous writing and the appeal of her two main characters that make these books such a treat…  More please.


Her lead character is engagingly awkward enough to be perversely appealing… on this evidence Griffiths has wrought something of a miracle.


The tension never fails and it builds to a fantastically gripping climax.  This is a real tour-de-force…

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Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Janus Stone
Author: [is the penname of Domenica de Rosa]
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries – book 2
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Lined: Everything changes…
Dated: 18/2/10
Book Stats
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781849161589
ISBN 10: 1849161585
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 327
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 31mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Jerry Bauer
Jacket design: Head Design
Jacket photographs: Arcangel

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