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Ruth Galloway Mysteries
A Room Full of Bones
By (author): Elly Griffiths
9781328622419 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 0.88 in 352 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Mariner Books
In this thrilling mystery, “brilliant, feisty, independent”* forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson investigate a seemingly cursed collection of Aboriginal skulls that are causing people to die from a mysterious fever—and the next person to fall ill is Nelson himself.
*Richmond Timesâ??Dispatch

When forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway visits a museum to supervise the opening of a coffin containing a medieval bishop’s bones, she finds the curator lying dead on the floor. Soon after, the museum’s wealthy owner is also found dead, in his stables.

DCI Harry Nelson is called in to investigate, thrusting him into Ruth’s path once more. When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn. But as Ruth’s friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? As her convictions are tested, Ruth and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling, and the mystery of the “Dreaming” hold the answers to these deaths, as well as the keys to their own survival.

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.

PRAISE FOR ELLY GRIFFITHS AND THE RUTH GALLOWAY SERIES
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’s] 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 Award–nominated 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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