Ruth Galloway
Books in series6
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(4.0 based on 1019 ratings)
  • 1

    The Crossing Places

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

    Melinda says: "Loved this book!"
    Loved this book!

    I've never been a fan of mysteries, but I loves the author's use of details to provide me with a great picture of the characters and places. LOVED I..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2011 by Melinda (FORT BRAGG, NC, United States)
  • 2

    The Janus Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
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    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

    Frances says: "I loved this."
    I loved this.

    In the second novel, you learn more about the characters and their relationships. Since I find this bunch intriguing, that's all to the good. I regre..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 10 2012 by Frances (Little Rock, Ar, United States)
  • 3

    The House at Sea's End

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

    Susan says: "British style of modern mystery story"
    British style of modern mystery story

    I would happily listen to another story by the same author.

    Reviewed on February 20 2012 by Susan (United States)
  • 4

    A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
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    Story
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    It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

    Sires says: "Elly Griffith Is Back in Better Form"
    Elly Griffith Is Back in Better Form

    I was disappointed in the previous Ruth Galloway mystery (The House at Sea's End). Three stars disappointed. I actually said that I wasn't looking f..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 19 2012 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
  • 5

    Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Investigation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID.

    Aryn says: "Still a great series"
    Still a great series

    Action, suspense, great characters and a well-written story. I am getting used to the narrator/voices in my head disconnect (you know, when what you'r..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 25 2013 by Aryn (Pullman, WA; United States)
  • 6

    The Outcast Dead: Ruth Galloway, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (39)
    Story
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    Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care. DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers. Immersed in the case of three infants found dead, one after the other, in their King’s Lynn home, he’s convinced that a family member is responsible, though others on his team think differently.

    Pamela Crowder says: "My First Audio Book-I LOVE IT!"
    My First Audio Book-I LOVE IT!

    I have not read the print version of this book but I have read the other 5 books in this Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths. I have loved every o..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 14 2014 by Pamela Crowder ()