Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Armchair Novel Review: A Room Full of Bones

A Room Full of Bones
A Ruth Galloway Mystery
by Elly Griffiths
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Also available as an eBook

Ruth Galloway is the Head of Forensic Archeology at the University of North Norforlk and is called in to supervise the unveiling of an ancient coffin, thought to hold the body of a medieval bishop. When she gets there the coffin is standing in the middle of the room, and the curator is laying dead beside it.

Thus begins the layers of mystery of A Room Full of Bones, set in modern day England but with a historic flair. The writing tense is in the immediate present, which you don't see very often, and the pace is fast and fascinating - unveiling several histories; of families, of British-Australian relations, and of ancient beliefs and customs.

Fans of Bones will love her British contemporary Ruth Galloway, with her complicated family life and keen intelligence.

Another great weekend read for us mystery lovers! 

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