The Chalk Pit

The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 13/07/2017
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The Chalk Pit
Terrific writing
I picked up this book in utter excitement after reading the synopsis. I must say I'm rather disappointed. I expected to find an amazing crime tale, but ins... READ MORE
Diana O. at Aylesbury
The Chalk Pit
One of my favourite crime series'
‘The Chalk Pit’ is number nine in the Dr Ruth Galloway series, one of my favourite crime series. It’s also one of the best in the series. I always struggle... READ MORE
Emma Smith at Bedford


'ONE OF MY FAVOURITE CURRENT CRIME SERIES' Val McDermid 'A FIVE-STAR THRILLER' Daily Express 'GOOD WRITING AND CLEVER CHARACTERISATION' Red Magazine Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder inquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the rumours both Ruth and the police have heard that the network of old chalk-mining tunnels under Norwich is home to a vast community of rough sleepers, the clues point in only one direction. Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history - but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true? As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise. A local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart - before it claims another victim.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784296629
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 271g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 136 x 34 mm

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The Chalk Pit
Another excellent Ruth Galloway story
I recently read this story in the Ruth Galloway sagas. Its the best yet in my humble opinion. I personally think they should be read in order as it does gi... READ MORE
The Chalk Pit
Loved it! recommend
Ruth Galloway the head of Forensic archaeologist is searching for a body in the underground medieval tunnels in Norwich. The tunnel is from the castle to t... READ MORE
The Chalk Pit
Beautifully written; one of my favourite series
I was fortunate to be in Harrogate to see Elly Griffiths win the Readers Award for Most Recommended Book and I quite understand why it won. Elly Griffiths ... READ MORE
Mary Picken
The Chalk Pit
Wasn't what I expected - but still pretty good
I bought this book mainly because the blurb mentioned canniblisum,old tunnels, crime and mystery-which to me sounds like a scary horror story. However, thi... READ MORE
Cherelle Allen