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A Room Full of Bones: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 4

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One could imagine a competent history teacher penning this who's favourite clothes are worn sandals and jumpers. Perhaps because there were many disparate threads running through it to fully engage me but maybe because there wasn't an archaeological mystery at the heart of it. It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder. This fourth book in the Dr Ruth Galloway series is once again a hugely satisfying affair which manages to combine a well constructed mystery with another slice of personal drama in the lives of the quirky cast who surround our forensic archaeologist. Ruth is juggling parenthood to Kate (who's about to turn one) whilst being thrust into this latest mystery.

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. EXCERPT: At the end of the gallery she steps from tile to carpet and, to her surprise, finds herself in a red-walled Victorian study. uk/landing-page/quercus/quercus-company-information/">The data controller is Quercus Editions Ltd. If you work with human remains you get past that phase really quickly; or you never go through it, I never did.Ruth makes the decision that she will pursue a relationship with Max and vows to cease thinking about Nelson. Only if she doesn't mention forensic techniques ever again, and if Cathbad is there, because Cathbad is cool.

I've read a stand-alone by this author and she did a decent job but this series of hers is just terrible and I can't believe her publisher continues with it!

The book's strengths are, as ever, Griffiths' ability to conjure up thoroughly believable people and to ensure that the myths and legends which steep the story never spill over into woo-woo' Reviewing the Evidence. The investigation leads Sergeants Judy Johnson and Dave Clough to the nearby racing stables owned by Lord Danforth Smith, whose aristocratic ancestor is celebrated by the museum in which the body was found. At the end of book one I was worried I’d stop liking the books but she and Ruth’s changes to accommodate her makes me love the books even more. The next step was carbon dating of the bones themselves, and somewhere along the line the decision was made to open the coffin in public – watched by the great and the good, including members of the Smith family. On this occasion the mystery revolves around a family-run racing stables, and its connection to the discovery of a body at a local museum.

In her capacity as a forensic archaeologist, with a particular specialty in bones, she's asked to assess the boxed remains in situ at the museum - the titular “room full of bones”. And part of her does think that it will be a lovely occasion, a rare chance for her to sit back and watch Kate tearing off wrapping paper and shoving E-numbers in her mouth and think: I haven’t done such a bad job of being a mother, after all. Don't know what happened to the first review I wrote probably did something while playing with my phone! There are some really fine red herrings in this book, including some mixed-up identities, and I found that entertaining. It's essential with a series of crime novels that the recurring characters are progressed in each book and that happened here.His son, Randolph, usually to be found draped around an American actress or Russian tennis player, is more relaxed about being in the public eye and is a regular feature of the gossip columns. I'm not cut out to be a single mother (or a married mother, for that matter), but I can appreciate her efforts to raise Kate on her own, especially with all the judgement that seems to get loaded onto mothers. It introduces quite a lot of interesting crime/mystery aspects, all seemingly unrelated until Griffiths quite cleverly weaves them together.

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