Enjoy three great mysteries from bestselling author Elly Griffiths' super-popular Dr Ruth Galloway series. Forensic archaeologist Ruth with DCI Harry Nelson mix brilliant detection with navigating their ever more complicated relationship. 'Ruth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction' KATE MOSSE
A ROOM FULL OF BONES
It's Halloween night, and the dead are closer than ever for Ruth. She's attending a bizarre event at the local history museum - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But lying beside the coffin is the body of the museum's curator. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead too. These deaths could be from natural causes but Nelson isn't convinced. It is only a matter of time before Ruth and Nelson cross paths once more.
A DYING FALL
Dr Ruth Galloway spends a lot of time looking at death. But now death has found her, with the news that an old friend has died in a house fire. But her grief soon turns to suspicion of arson when she receives a desperate letter from her dead friend, sent the day before he died. He'd made a ground-breaking discovery that he was sure would change archaeology forever - and was petrified of the consequences. Ruth feels compelled to travel north to investigate, alongside Nelson who is also drawn into the case.
THE OUTCAST DEAD
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. But 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.
Elly Griffiths was born in London. She worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. 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 Brighton-based mystery series is set in the 1950s and 1960s. Elly has also written a standalone mystery, The Stranger Diaries, which was a Richard & Judy bestseller and won America's most coveted accolade for crime fiction, the Edgar Award. Elly lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their cat, Gus.