The Janus Stone

The Janus Stone: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 2

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 02/06/2016
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Synopsis

A gruesome discovery at an old children's home lays bare terrible secret's from Norwich's past in the second gripping mystery for Dr Ruth Galloway. 'The setting is enticingly atmospheric . . . a really intelligent murder story' Independent Dr Ruth Galloway's forensic skills are called upon when builders, demolishing an old house in Norwich, uncover the bones of a child - minus the skull - beneath a doorway. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? Ruth links up with DCI Harry Nelson to investigate. The house was once a children's home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the place. He tells him that two children did go missing forty years before - a boy and a girl. They were never found. When carbon dating proves that the child's bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is desperate to put her off the scent by frightening her to death...

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781786482129
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 242g
  • Dimensions: 204 x 178 x 23 mm

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The Janus Stone
The Janus Stone
I have read several of Elly Griffiths books and have loved them all. Good plots and believable characters.Beware you will get hooked.
dorothy Rees
The Janus Stone
A suspenseful and very entertaining read
Forensic archaeologist and bone expert Dr Ruth Galloway assists the police when the remains of a child are uncovered during the demolition of a former chil... READ MORE
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