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A Room Full of Bones

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"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 When Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop, she finds the museum's curator lying dead on the floor. Soon after, the museum's wealthy owner is also found dead, in his stables. These two deaths could be from natural causes, but once again Ruth and DCI Harry Nelson cross paths during the investigation. 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. "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 Galloway is an Everywoman, smart, successful and a little bit unsure of herself. Readers will look forward to learning more about her. --USA Today
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 295g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0544001125
  • 9780544001121
  • 282,105

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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

When Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop, she finds the museum s curator lying dead on the floor. Soon after, the museum s wealthy owner is also found dead, in his stables.
These two deaths could be from natural causes, but once again Ruth and DCI Harry Nelson cross paths during the investigation. 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.
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
"Galloway is an Everywoman, smart, successful and a little bit unsure of herself. Readers will look forward to learning more about her." USA Today
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ELLY GRIFFITH s Ruth Galloway novels The Crossing Places, The Janus Stone, The House at Sea s End, A Room Full of Bones, and A Dying Fall 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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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 GRIFFITH's Ruth Galloway novels have been praised as "gripping" (Louise Penny), "highly atmospheric" (New York Times Book Review) and "entrancing from start to finish" (Kirkus Reviews). She has won a Mary Higgins Clark award and has been longlisted for a Dagger Award.
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17,149 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 26% (4,480)
4 44% (7,587)
3 25% (4,279)
2 4% (638)
1 1% (165)
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