Elly Griffiths Books In Order

DI Stephens and Max Mephisto Books In Publication Order

  1. The Zig Zag Girl (2014)
  2. Smoke and Mirrors (2015)
  3. The Blood Card (2016)
  4. The Vanishing Box (2017)
  5. Now You See Them (2019)
  6. The Midnight Hour (2021)

Ruth Galloway Books In Publication Order

  1. The Crossing Places (2009)
  2. The Janus Stone (2010)
  3. The House at Sea’s End (2011)
  4. A Room Full of Bones (2011)
  5. Ruth’s First Christmas Tree (2012)
  6. A Dying Fall / Tomb of the Raven King (2012)
  7. The Outcast Dead (2014)
  8. The Ghost Fields (2015)
  9. The Woman in Blue (2016)
  10. The Chalk Pit (2017)
  11. The Dark Angel (2018)
  12. The Stone Circle (2019)
  13. The Lantern Men (2020)
  14. The Night Hawks (2021)
  15. The Locked Room (2022)

Justice Jones Books In Publication Order

  1. A Girl Called Justice (2019)
  2. The Smugglers’ Secret (2020)
  3. A Ghost in the Garden (2021)

Harbinder Kaur Books In Publication Order

  1. The Stranger Diaries (2018)
  2. The Postscript Murders (2021)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Italian Quarter (2004)
  2. The Eternal City (2005)
  3. Villa Serena (2007)
  4. Summer School (2008)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Little Book of Shakespeare and Food (2001)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Killer Women Crime Club Anthology #2 (2017)

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Elly Griffiths Books Overview

The Crossing Places

Dr Ruth Galloway is in her late 30s. When she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, she lectures at a university in Norfolk. She lives, alone but happily so, in a bleak, marshy area called Saltmarsh overlooking the sea and Norfolk’s vast skies with her cats and Radio 4 for company. She’s a salty character quirky. When a child’s bones are found in the marshes, near a dig that Ruth and her former boyfriend Peter worked on ten years before, Ruth is called upon to date them. They turn out to be bronze age bones and DCI Harry Nelson, who called on Ruth for help, is disappointed. He had hoped they would be the bones of a child called Lucy who’s been missing, presumed dead, for ten years. He has been getting letters about her ever since odd letters with references to ritual and sacrifice, and including quotes from the Bible and Shakespeare. Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson gets another letter like the ones about Lucy. Is it the same killer? Is it a ritual murder, linked in some way to the site near Ruth’s remote home? Then one of Ruth’s cats is killed and clearly she’s in danger from a killer who knows that her expert knowledge is being used to help the police with their enquiries

The Janus Stone

It’s been only a few months since archaeologist Ruth Galloway found herself entangled in a missing persons case, barely escaping with her life. But when construction workers demolishing a large old house in Norwich uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway minus its skull Ruth is once again called upon to investigate. Is it a Roman era ritual sacrifice, or is the killer closer at hand? Ruth and Detective Harry Nelson would like to find out and fast. When they realize the house was once a children s home, they track down the Catholic priest who served as its operator. Father Hennessey reports that two children did go missing from the home 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 trying very hard to put her off the trail by frightening her, and her unborn child, half to death. The Janus Stone is a riveting follow up to Griffiths s acclaimed The Crossing Places.

The House at Sea’s End

Forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is back, this time investigating a gruesome World War II war crime. Elly Griffiths’s Ruth Galloway novels have been praised as highly atmospheric New York Times Book Review, remarkable Richmond Times Dispatch, and gripping Louise Penny. Now the beloved forensic archeologist returns, called in to investigate when human bones surface on a remote Norfolk beach. Just back from maternity leave, Ruth is finding it hard to juggle motherhood and work. The presence of DCI Harry Nelson the married father of her daughter, Kate does not help. The bones turn out to be about seventy years old, which leads Nelson and Ruth to the war years, a desperate time on this stretch of coastland. Home Guard veteran Archie Whitcliffe reveals the existence of a secret that the old soldiers have vowed to protect with their lives. But then Archie is killed and a German journalist arrives, asking questions about Operation Lucifer, a plan to stop a German invasion, and a possible British war crime. What was Operation Lucifer? And who is prepared to kill to keep its secret?

A Room Full of Bones

On Halloween night, Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But upon arriving she finds the museum’s curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and Detective Inspector Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Together they discover that before the curator s death the museum s owner, Lord Smith, had received threatening letters demanding that he hand over the museum s collection of Aborigine skulls. When he finds a dead snake in his stable yard, he s convinced it s an evil portent. Following another senseless death, Ruth and Nelson become further embroiled in the case. But as Ruth s close friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? She and Nelson must discover how Aborigine skulls and drug smuggling may hold the answer to these deaths and their own survival in the latest installment of this must read series Associated Press.

The Little Book of Shakespeare and Food

The perfect little gift book for literary cooks a Shakespearean quote on one page complemented by a simple but succulent recipe on the next.

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