The Crossing Places

The Crossing Places

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 02/06/2016
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A child's bones are discovered on the windswept Norfolk marshes. Believing them to be ancient, the police call in Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist. But this is no prehistoric grave. A cold missing person case has now become a murder investigation.

Dr Ruth Galloway is called in when a child's bones are discovered near the site of a prehistoric henge on the north Norfolk salt marshes. Are they the remains of a local girl who disappeared ten years earlier - or are the bones much older?

DCI Harry Nelson refuses to give up the hunt for the missing girl. Since she vanished, someone has been sending him bizarre anonymous notes about ritual sacrifice, quoting Shakespeare and the Bible. He knows that Ruth's expertise and experience could help him finally to put this case to rest.

But when a second child goes missing, Ruth finds herself in danger from a killer who knows she's getting ever closer to the truth...

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781786481863
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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The Crossing Places
Archaeology, ancient history, passions and murder; a strong start to the Ruth Galloway Mysteries
When the bones of a child are found on the Saltmarsh in Norfolk, the police call in forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway to exhume the body and investi... READ MORE
Lizzie | @littlehux
The Crossing Places
Really enjoyable read
I really enjoyed this book. Ruth is a likeable heroine and I look forward to reading the 2nd book in the series. It would have been 5 stars but I guessed t... READ MORE
The Crossing Places
Excellent first book in the series!
Having read several of Elly's books and loved them I decided I really should read the first and see how this series started... My verdict excellent, if you... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Crossing Places
An excellent thriller
I'm afraid I hadn't heard of Elly Griffiths before reading about 'The Crossing Places'. I lived in Norfolk for a long time, so that's what tempted me to bu... READ MORE
Lesley Edwards
The Crossing Places
Not bad
This is only the second book of hers that I have read, but while I wanted to get to the end, I was a bit disappointed overall. Her style is very readable,... READ MORE
Bridget Kelly
The Crossing Places
How It All Began.
I have read and loved many books in this series but had never read the first, so have rectified this at long last. I already feel Forensic Archeologist Dr.... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
The Crossing Places
First and definitely not the last
A well written thoroughly enjoyable read. Lots of mystery and plenty of twists that I definitely did not see coming. I will absolutely be reading more of... READ MORE
Sarah Milgate
The Crossing Places
Excellent author & plot
David  Blake
The Crossing Places
A good introduction to a new mystery series
As a forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway is more interested in deaths hundreds of years ago, but is happy to help when DCI Harry Nelson needs someone t... READ MORE
Lisey P
The Crossing Places
enjoyable read
enjoyable read good story look forward to reading the next ones
Fiona Prentice