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The House at Sea's End : The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 3

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WNNER OF THE 2016 CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY. The shadow of the Second World War looms dark over the third chilling mystery for Dr Ruth Galloway. Some buried secrets shouldn't be uncovered.'A melancholy setting, an eerie discovery, a lone investigator... perfect for the long winter evening' Financial TimesDr Ruth Galloway is called in by a team of archaeologists investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, when they unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. They seem to have been there a very long time. Ruth must help discover how long, and how on earth they got there. Ruth and DCI Nelson are drawn together once more to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion. Ruth thought she knew the history of Norfolk - she's about to find out just how wrong she was, and how far someone will go to keep their secrets buried.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 26mm | 275g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786482134
  • 9781786482136
  • 24,878

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The perfect ratio of anticipation, shock and surprise * Independent * Ruth Galloway is as attractive as ever in her welcome third appearance * Euro Crime * Griffiths is brilliant on the eerie landscape of the Norfolk coast * Sunday Times * A melancholy setting, an eerie discovery, a lone investigator... perfect for the long winter evenings * Financial Times * After just two books in this gripping series the central characters have the allure of old friends and it's great to find that the third title is just as enthralling as its predecessors * Guardian * [Griffiths] conjures the bleak north Norfolk coast, using its coastal erosion as a metaphor for the decay of human sympathy * Independent *show more

About Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths was born in London. She worked in publishing for many years. Her bestselling series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk. The series has won the CWA Dagger in the library, and has been shortlisted three times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her Stephens and Mephisto series is based in 1950s Brighton. She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two children.show more

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9,291 ratings
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2 3% (309)
1 1% (51)
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