A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Mystery (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)

Griffiths, Elly; Thawley, Emma

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Synopsis: Forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway investigates her most complicated case to date: two people affiliated with a museum housing aboriginal skulls succumb to a mysterious fever that later threatens the life of DCI Harry Nelson.

When Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop, she finds the museum's curator lying dead on the floor. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too.

These two deaths could be from natural causes, but when he is called in to investigate, Nelson isn't convinced, and it is only a matter of time before he and Ruth cross paths once more. When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn. But as Ruth's friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? As her convictions are tested, Ruth and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling, and the mystery of ?The Dreaming? hold the answer to these deaths, as well as the keys to their own survival.

From the Back Cover: Rich in atmosphere and history and blessed by [Griffith s] continuing development of brilliant, feisty, independent Ruth . . . A Room Full of Bones, like its predecessors, works its magic on the reader's imagination. Richmond Times-Dispatch

When Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop, she finds the museum s curator lying dead on the floor. Soon after, the museum s wealthy owner is also found dead, in his stables.
These two deaths could be from natural causes, but once again Ruth and DCI Harry Nelson cross paths during the investigation. When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn. But as Ruth s friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? As her convictions are tested, Ruth and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling, and the mystery of The Dreaming hold the answers to these deaths, as well as the keys to their own survival.
Lovers of well-written and intelligent traditional mysteries will welcome [Griffith s] fourth book . . . A Room Full of Bones is a clever blend of history and mystery with more than enough forensic details to attract the more attentive reader. Denver Post
"Galloway is an Everywoman, smart, successful and a little bit unsure of herself. Readers will look forward to learning more about her." USA Today
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ELLY GRIFFITH s Ruth Galloway novels The Crossing Places, The Janus Stone, The House at Sea s End, A Room Full of Bones, and A Dying Fall have been praised as gripping (Louise Penny), highly atmospheric, (New York Times Book Review), and must-reads for fans of crime fiction (Associated Press). She is the winner of the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award.
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