Friday 11 September 2020

The Janus stone by Elly Griffiths

Hardcover, 328 pages

Published January 21st 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published March 1st 2010)

Series: Ruth Galloway #2



Look at me, reading mysteries, that are not historical ones! I am hooked on this series.

Ruth is pregnant, yikes, I did not expect that! I do like Ruth, she is 40, Single, living out in the middle of nowhere, loves her cat, and is perfectly happy with everything. So yes the whole baby thing was very unexpected. And the guy getting her pregnant. Will that ever turn happy?

Anyway, new remains are found, she is checking out how old they are. Detective Nelson is on the case and things get difficult and dangerous.

I liked it! I already have book 3 to read. More dead bodies to be found

It’s been only a few months since archaeologist Ruth Galloway found herself entangled in a missing persons case, barely escaping with her life. But when construction workers demolishing a large old house in Norwich uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway—minus its skull—Ruth is once again called upon to investigate. Is it a Roman-era ritual sacrifice, or is the killer closer at hand?

Ruth and Detective Harry Nelson would like to find out—and fast. When they realize the house was once a children’s home, they track down the Catholic priest who served as its operator. Father Hennessey reports that two children did go missing from the home forty years before—a boy and a girl. They were never found. When carbon dating proves that the child’s bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the trail by frightening her, and her unborn child, half to death.


  1. look at you reading mysteries and writing great reviews for them too! :) xo

  2. Ohh, that sounds really good. Glad to hear you liked it.

  3. Reading G
    I know! Crazy :D

    So good

  4. Yay for more mystery reads!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. Well that sounds really intriguing actually and I'll look forward to reading your review for the next one to see how things are progressing.

  6. Mogsy
    When I go in I go all in

    You will see ;) I am already done with book 6

  7. Oh, I love mysteries. I need to check this series out since you're all on board for three books!

  8. Rachel
    I just finished book 6 ;)

  9. I'm going to have to look these up, this sounds good!



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