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The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 2

Narrated by Jane McDowell
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Book 2 of The Dr. Ruth Galloway Mysteries
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Pub Date 28 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 28 Jun 2024

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Description

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.

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...

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.

Dr Ruth Galloway's forensic skills are called upon...


Advance Praise

'The setting is enticingly atmospheric . . . a really intelligent murder story' Independent

Griffiths's dryly humorous writing and the appeal of the two main characters make these books such a treat - Guardian

Bone-chilling stuff - The Times

 The tension never fails and it builds to a fantastically gripping climax - Eurocrime

An enthralling page-turner that delights in complex characters - Kirkus Reviews

Griffiths nimbly weaves the mythological aspects of her story . . . with the complicated life of her feisty heroine - Publishers Weekly

'The setting is enticingly atmospheric . . . a really intelligent murder story' Independent

Griffiths's dryly humorous writing and the appeal of the two main characters make these books such a treat - ...


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