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The Crossing Places

A Ruth Galloway Mystery

by Elly Griffiths

The Crossing Places
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    Jan 2010, 320 pages
    Paperback:
    Sep 2010, 288 pages

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The first installment in a new British mystery series, set in coastal Norfolk on the North Sea

This first book in a new British mystery series already has lots of fans among our readers. All 17 of our First Impressions reviewers liked the book, and are looking forward to the next installment.

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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. An easy read, but with enough meat to be interesting (Juliet F). The Crossing Places pairs archaeology with criminal investigation - a good pairing since both disciplines use clues to solve mysteries (Susan). The book is atmospheric without being gloomy, the characters interesting because of their flaws and not the lack thereof. Beneath the mystery plot, the book, as suggested by the title, delves into boundaries: emotional, professional, personal, ethical and, of course, physical. A final plot ...

Series order to date
The Crossing Places (2009)
The Janus Stone (2010)
The House at Sea's End (available in the UK Jan 2011, publication date elsewhere not announced)

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