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Ruth Galloway Mysteries
The House at Sea's End
By (author): Elly Griffiths
9781328622402 Paperback, Mass market English FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths Mar 19, 2019 Print Run: 40000
$12.99 CAD
Unknown 4.19 x 6.87 x 0.96 in | 200 gr 384 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Mariner Books
In “a wonderful, atmospheric mystery”* featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson, six bodies of men killed during World War II turn up in Brighton—bringing with them a longâ??buried, nefarious secret.
*Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Just back from maternity leave, forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway is struggling to juggle motherhood and work when she is called in to investigate human bones that have surfaced on a remote Norfolk beach. The presence of DCI Harry Nelson, the married father of her daughter, does not help. The bones, six men with their arms bound, date back to World War II, a desperate time on this stretch of coastline.

As Ruth and Nelson investigate, Home Guard veteran Archie Whitcliffe reveals a secret the old soldiers had vowed to protect with their lives. But then Archie is killed and a German journalist arrives, asking questions about Operation Lucifer, a plan to stop a German invasion, and a possible British war crime. What was Operation Lucifer? And who is prepared to kill to keep its secret?

ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men mystery series, and the standalone novelThe Stranger Diaries. She is a recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award
Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award

“Galloway is an everywoman, smart, successful and a little bit unsure of herself. Readers will look forward to learning more about her.” —USA Today

“Elly Griffiths draws us all the way back to prehistoric times . . . Highly atmospheric.” —New York Times Book Review

“Forensic archeologist and academic Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth—an inspired creation. I identified with her insecurities and struggles, and cheered her on. ” —Louise Penny, author of the best-selling Armand Gamache series

“These books are must-reads.” —Deborah Crombie, author of the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series

“[Ruth Galloway is] an uncommon, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion.” —Erin Hart, Agatha and Anthony Awardnominated author ofHaunted Ground andLake of Sorrows

“Ruth Galloway is a remarkable, delightful character . . . A must-read for fans of crime and mystery fiction.” —Associated Press

“Rich in atmosphere and history and blessed by [Griffith's] continuing development of brilliant, feisty, independent Ruth . . .A Room Full of Bones, like its predecessors, works its magic on the reader's imagination.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Lovers of well-written and intelligent traditional mysteries will welcome [Griffith's] fourth book . . .A Room Full of Bones is a clever blend of history and mystery with more than enough forensic details to attract the more attentive reader.” —Denver Post

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