The Crossing Places

The Crossing Places

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When a child's bones are found near an ancient henge in the wild saltmarshes of Norfolk's north coast, Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, is asked to date them by DCI Harry Nelson who thinks they may be the bones of a child called Lucy who has been missing for ten years.
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2010
ISBN: 9780771035883
0771035888
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Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, helps the police date the bones of a young murder victim. Set in the mystical, remote Saltmarsh region of Norfolk. (Book 1 of 6 in series)


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JCLCherylMY May 05, 2018

First book in the Ruth Galloway Mystery series. Highly recommend.

SnoIsleLib_MarieB May 02, 2018

Ruth Galloway, a single archaeologist living on a lonely salt marsh, becomes involved in an police investigation in this compelling first in a series featuring great plots and well-developed characters.

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Ypollon
Mar 02, 2018

Love all of her books, just waiting for the newest one to arrive.

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dlh1
Feb 14, 2018

Finally, an author that takes the time to complete the story! I enjoyed the pace of the book, and the feeling that I couldn't put it down near the end. I am so tired of books that leave you hanging at the end, expecting that there should be a sequel, but in many cases there isn't one. This book does have a sequel, but you don't have to read it to have some of the loose ends tied up at the end of THIS story. I found the characters to be very believable, as they all had flaws.

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Jenkskitten
Dec 21, 2017

Just enough archaeological detail to keep you interested. Enjoyed the author's design of the relationships of the characters. Story line moves easily and is easy to believe it could happen. Being a Christian however, the main character, Ruth, is a little disappointing in her statements about Christians. But I could see that as a non-believer, she would act and feel the way she does in the story.

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jkeaton
Jun 26, 2017

A good mystery overall, but a very slow and in some ways dreary start. The end becomes a thriller for a while, a real page turner, with lots of wrong clues to put you off the path.

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LauraSteinert
Jun 22, 2017

I was not thrilled with this book, but as I finished it, I ordered the second in the series to see if the writer improved--and I am so glad I did. While Crossing Places gets bogged down in places (not a pun, sorry) with history and backstory, it all becomes important in the next book. I recommend reading this before you read The Janus Stone because there is so much foundation laid (again not intended to be a pun) in this book that you will regret missing in you skip ahead.

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marynz
Dec 13, 2016

I love the self-deprecating humour of Ruth. Looking forward to reading the rest in the series.

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jeannecrisp
Aug 29, 2016

Discovering a new series with a half dozen plus titles is better than a fancy wrapped package. What I enjoyed about this book, as well as the other 7 published to date, is that the writing is polished from the first page. I've read other series where you can watch the writer develop their skills from book to book. A discerning critic might notice Elly Griffiths growth as a writer as the series progresses, but to me she starts strong and stays strong. When they are not solving the crimes, the main characters grapple with realistic life issues that don't have obvious right and wrong choices. Now I have to add her to my "watch list" so I can await the next installment. In the meantime, I'm on the hunt for another series.

ArapahoeAlyson Aug 06, 2016

Loved the setting, Ruth and the archaeology tidbits. Great 1st book in a series

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