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    Elly Griffiths

ISBN: Paperback: 9781786487315
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The Stone Circle: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 11

by: Elly Griffiths

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Elly Griffiths is the pen-name of British author Domenica de Rosa. A former Editorial Director for children’s books at Harper Collins, Griffiths published her first novel, The Italian Quarter, in 1998 under her own name. A holiday in Norfolk inspired her to write what would become the bestselling novel The Crossing Places, the first novel in the Dr Ruth Galloway series of mystery novels and Rosa’s first novel as Elly Griffiths. She is also the author of the popular Stephens and Mephisto novels which began with The Zig Zag Girl.
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Harking back to the creepy splendour of The Crossing Places, Elly Griffiths’ new novel finds Nelson and Ruth drawn into a case whose features seem all too familiar. Masterfully plotted and emotionally raw, The Stone Circle is a worthy addition to one of the finest crime series out there.
‘My favourite series’ Val McDermid

DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to ‘go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there’. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle’s baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead. Or are they?

Meanwhile Ruth is working on a dig in the Saltmarsh – another henge, known by the archaeologists as the stone circle – trying not to think about the baby. Then bones are found on the site, and identified as those of Margaret Lacey, a twelve-year-old girl who disappeared thirty years ago.

As the Margaret Lacey case progresses, more and more aspects of it begin to hark back to that first case of The Crossing Places, and to Scarlett Henderson, the girl Nelson couldn’t save. The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly.

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ISBN: Paperback: 9781786487315
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 416

“The Stone Circle: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 11”

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