Advance reader reviews of The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths.

The Crossing Places

A Ruth Galloway Mystery

By Elly Griffiths

The Crossing Places
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2010,
    304 pages.

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  • Juliet F. (clarendon hills, IL)


    Loved it!
    What's not to love? Archeology, history, mysticism, mystery, suspense. A likable female lead character, the promise of a series, and a pleasing, low-key humor. Easy read, but with enough meat to be interesting. Thumbs up!
  • Judith W. (Brooklyn, NY)


    The Crossing Places
    This is a good start for a series that I hope carries on. The pairing of the female archeologist and the policeman works nicely and the plot and setting are different enough to hold one's interest. I was a little disappointed not to have more motivation supplied for the kidnapper/murderer but the book was on the whole a satisfying read.
  • Joyce S. (Dyersburg, TN)


    Hard to put down yet comfy read
    I will definitely read any future books in this series. The archeological significance of this coastal England setting is key to the identity and presence of the characters involved. Fortyish Ruth, single, reclusive, college professor, is pulled into the investigation of a murder/disappearance of two little girls. Her fusty specialty in ancient bones is no proper preparation for dealing with colleagues and friends who turn out to be different than she thought and her self acknowledged lack of fitness is a serious handicap in some most unpleasant forays into an inhospitable landscape. I liked the character, the plot and the writing style.
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