Thursday 22 October 2020

The chalk pit by Elly Griffiths

Paperback, 384 pages

Published February 23rd 2017 by Quercus

Series: Ruth Galloway #9



Wohoo, I had book 9 ready when I finished book 8. Gotta read these at once!

In this one Ruth is investigating something in the tunnels under Norwich. And above ground a homeless woman goes missing which sets of a series of events.

As for that thing I have waited for, now, well Nelson and Ruth will never happen again. I do feel a bit sad, cos she seems to really care. But things happen....

But the book is great as always. I enjoy these characters and I can't wait to read more, just as I always do.

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they are recent - the boiling not the medieval curiosity she thought - DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands.

Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the rumours both Ruth and the police have heard of a vast network of old chalk-mining tunnels under King's Lynn, home to a vast community of rough sleepers, the clues point in only one direction. Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history - but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true?

As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise. A local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart - before it claims another victim. 



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