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The Ghost Fields, 7

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"Ruth is a terrific character: unglamorous, smart, down-to-earth and completely believable." -- San Jose Mercury News "Readers will look forward to learning more about [Ruth Galloway]." -- USA Today It's a blazing hot summer in Norfolk when a construction crew unearths a downed American fighter plane from World War II with a body inside. Forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway determines that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat long presumed dead -- news that seems to frighten his descendants. Events are further complicated by a TV company that wants to make a film about Norfolk's deserted air force bases, the so-called ghost fields, which the Blackstocks have converted into a pig farm. As production begins, Ruth notices a mysterious man loitering at Fred Blackstock's memorial service. Then human bones are found on the family's pig farm and the weather quickly turns. Can the team outrace a looming flood to find the killer? "Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth -- an inspired creation. I identified with her insecurities and struggles, and cheered her on." -- Louise Penny "An uncommon, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion." -- Erin Hart
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 28mm | 295g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0544577868
  • 9780544577862
  • 889,961

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Readers will look forward to learning more about [Ruth Galloway]. USA Today

It s a blazing hot summer in Norfolk when a construction crew unearths a downed American fighter plane from World War II with a body inside. Forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway determines that the skeleton couldn t possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat long presumed dead news that seems to frighten his descendants. Events are further complicated by a TV company that wants to make a film about Norfolk s deserted air force bases, the so-called ghost fields, which the Blackstocks have converted into a pig farm. As production begins, Ruth notices a mysterious man loitering at Fred Blackstock s memorial service. Then human bones are found on the family s pig farm and the weather quickly turns. Can the team outrace a looming flood to find the killer?

Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth an inspired creation. I identified with her insecurities and struggles, and cheered her on. Louise Penny

An uncommon, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion. Erin Hart

ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men mystery series. She is the recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and her work has been praised as gripping (Louise Penny), highly atmospheric (New York Times Book Review), and must-reads for fans of crime fiction (Associated Press).
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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." --The 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 bestselling 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 of Haunted Ground and Lake 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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About Elly Griffiths

ELLY GRIFFITHS's Ruth Galloway novels have been praised as "gripping" (Louise Penny), "highly atmospheric," (New York Times Book Review), and "must-reads for fans of crime fiction" (Associated Press). She is the winner of the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award.
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Rating details

13,201 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 32% (4,224)
4 47% (6,159)
3 19% (2,500)
2 2% (254)
1 0% (64)
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