Friday 18 September 2020

A room full of bones by Elly Griffiths

Paperback, 352 pages

Published February 21st 2012 by McClelland & Stewart 

Series: Ruth Galloway #4



I could not put it down. As you might have seen, I really like these. Maybe I have been mystery starved.

Ruth's daughter is turning 1, Nelson can no longer be in contact, oh yes book 3 was quite the thriller there. And Ruth is Ruth

More bodies, and I liked the theme in this one how bones should be returned to where they belong.

Ruth is taking a back seat in this one, a lot more than just a dead body and a 600 year old bishop is going on. And she is rather clueless, which I liked too, she can't always be everywhere, there are more mysteries going on here.

Great as always. Must start book 5 now!

On Halloween night, the Smith Museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event -- the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when forensic archaelogist Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the curator, Neil Topham, dead beside the coffin. Topham's death seems to be related to other uncanny incidents, including the arcane and suspect methods of a group called the Elginists, which aims to repatriate the museum's extensive collection of Aborigine skulls; the untimely demise of the museum's owner, Lord Smith; and the sudden illness of DCI Harry Nelson, who Ruth's friend Cathbad believes is lost in The Dreaming -- a hallucinogenic state central to some Indigenous Australian beliefs. Tensions build as Nelson's life hangs in the balance. Something must be done to set matters right and lift Nelson out of the clutches of death, but will Ruth be able to muster herself out of a state of guilt and foreboding in order to do what she does best?


  1. Ooh another Elly Griffth book this one sounds good too thanks Blodeuedd

  2. It's good that you like the book.

  3. Ah there you go, getting into the mystery thrillers :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  4. Sounds like you have found a series that has you captured.

  5. This sounds like a series I need to try. Love that she is an archeologist!

  6. You're just cruising through these :D

  7. Wow! Sounds like you are hooked! When I first saw the cover, I thought the title of the book was A Room Full of Griffins lol.

  8. Reading
    I am on a roll

    Haha, I have said it for ages, and finally did it

    I sure have :D

    I am sure you would like them too

    Right :D

    LOL, well that would have been fun too

  9. wow I love a good mystery and this sounds good!

  10. I need a series to get addicted to. Ic nat' even remember the last time that happened!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  11. Naida
    Do read it

    I am waiting impatiently for book 8



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