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Thursday, July 1, 2010

THE CROSSING PLACES by Elly Griffiths

Archaeologist Ruth Galloway is asked to identify the bones of a child found on a nearby beach. DCI Harry nelson hopes they are the remains of a child missing for 10 years. Instead they are the 2000 year old remains of a child from the Iron Age. As another child goes missing, Ruth is drawn into the new investigation. Great characters and chilling mystery.

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6 comments:

Ruby Cheesman said...

Great mystery...complete with bog bodies. If you liked Sacrifice (a former Reader's Choice novel), you'll really like this intriguing story.

Anonymous said...

Excellent book. I've been reading mysteries for more years than I want to remember. This book has some twists and turns that are unexpected. The heroine is an archeologist which is much different than what one usually encounters in mysteries which makes for a great read. So when a body turns up, Detective Nelson enlists her help to determine if it is the body of a missing child. Set in a remote part of England-- Language is clean--no swear words which is a turn off for me.
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Anonymous said...

Excellent book. Well written mystery with unexpected twists and turns. The author has created an unusual heroine, an archaeologist Ruth Galloway which makes for a different yet ordinary University Professor. When a body turns up, Detective Nelson enlists her help to identify it as the body of a missing child. Set in a remote part of England. Language is clean no swear words or coarse language which is nice
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Britt said...

Not a bad mystery.
My review

Anonymous said...

Quite clean.

Danette said...

Good mystery-- not totally predictable and the characters were interesting.