The Crossing Places

The Crossing Places

Forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is in her late thirties and lives happily alone with her two cats in a bleak, remote area near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants—not quite earth, not quite sea. But her routine days of digging up bones and other ancient objects are harshly upended when a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach. Detective Chief Inspector Nelson calls Galloway for help, believing they are the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing a decade ago and whose abductor continues to taunt him with bizarre letters containing references to ritual sacrifice, Shakespeare, and the Bible. Then a second girl goes missing and Nelson receives a new letter—exactly like the ones about Lucy. Is it the same killer or a copycat murderer, linked in some way to the site near Ruth’s remote home?

Title:The Crossing Places
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780547229898
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  • Julie

    The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths is a 2010 publication. So many of my GR friends read the Ruth Galloway series, making me wildly curious about it for a long time. I went in blind, however, not re...

  • Brenda

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I really enjoyed getting to know Ruth and Nelson. I think I needed something without gore, cussing, psychological darkness. Not that this was light reading by ...

  • Richard Derus

    25. Pearl Ruled: THE CROSSING PLACES by ELLY GRIFFITHSRating: 1.875* of five (p126)The Book Description: When she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, quirky, tart-tongued archaeologist ...

  • Adina

    ‘The human desire is to live, to cheat death, to live forever. It is the same over all the ages. It is why we build monuments to death so that they live on after we die.’I've recently tried a few ...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    I know that this book had mixed reviews when it was published but the audiobook was wonderful! The narrator got all of the accents right on and by her rendering of the novel I could absolutely picture...

  • Liz

    Earlier this year, I read The Stone Circle, the 11th in the series. Now, I’ve finally had time to go back and start at the beginning. I’ve got to give credit to Elly Griffiths. I don’t think I...

  • Phrynne

    I very much enjoyed Elly Griffiths' writing in The Stranger Diaries which made me seek out this book, the first in her series about Ruth Galloway. I found it to be a very promising start.Ruth is a ver...

  • Kim

    I thought I'd like this novel much more than I did. It's not terrible. Indeed, it has some good features. However, I found it disappointing and predictable overall. First the good points. The central ...

  • ij

    The Crossing Places was written by Elly Griffiths (pseudonym). Many believe that this was her debut novel, however, she published The Italian Quarter, under her real name Domenica de Rosa, in 2004. Th...

  • Leila

    This series was recommended to me and I was drawn into it from the first page. The elements of archeology,mystery, mythology, folklore, atmosphere were so real. All of these filled the book right from...