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The Outcast Dead : The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 6

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Historical crimes involving a Victorian child killer may hold the key to several contemporary deaths in this macabre outing for Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist. Perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves.

'Told with a deepening sense of the unease, seasoned with a touch of the occult' Daily Mail

Ruth has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, which was once a prison. The body may be that of Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged for the murder of five children.

DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-ago killers. Investigating the case of three infants found dead, one after the other, in their King's Lynn home, he's convinced that their mother is responsible.

Then a child goes missing. Could the abduction be linked to the long-dead Mother Hook? Ruth is pulled into the case, and back towards Nelson.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30mm | 320g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786482169
  • 9781786482167
  • 2,287

Review Text

Griffiths lovingly develops the complicated, often testy relationships between the continuing characters
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Told with a deepening sense of unease, seasoned with a touch of the occult * Daily Mail * If forensics, history, detectives, romance and some psychologically impaired individuals are your bag, this novel delivers them all ... The twist at the end will have you in a spin * The Sun * A compassionate novel that raises questions about parental love and guilt. * Sunday Times * Griffiths lovingly develops the complicated, often testy relationships between the continuing characters * Kirkus Reviews *
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About Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths is the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries and the Brighton Mysteries. She has won the CWA Dagger in the Library, has been shortlisted five times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for The Lantern Men. Her new series featuring Detective Harbinder Kaur began with The Stranger Diaries, which was a Richard and Judy book club pick and won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in the USA. The Postscript Murders followed and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Elly lives near Brighton with her archaeologist husband.
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18,193 ratings
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4 48% (8,642)
3 16% (2,949)
2 1% (262)
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