Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: THE CROSSING PLACES by Elly Griffiths

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What are you waiting for?
by Elly Griffiths
Pub. Date: January 05, 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover, 304pp
ISBN-13: 9780547229898
ISBN: 0547229895
Description (from the publisher):
When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, quirky, tart-tongued archaeologist Ruth Galloway lives happily alone in a remote area called Saltmarsh near Norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants - not quite earth, not quite sea.

When a child's bones are found on a desolate beach nearby, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson calls Galloway for help. Nelson thinks he has found the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing ten years ago. Since her disappearance he has been receiving bizarre letters about her, letters with references to ritual and sacrifice.

The bones actually turn out to be two thousand years old, but Ruth is soon drawn into the Lucy Downey case and into the mind of the letter writer, who seems to have both archaeological knowledge and eerie psychic powers. Then another child goes missing and the hunt is on to find her. As the letter writer moves closer and the windswept Norfolk landscape exerts its power, Ruth finds herself in completely new territory - and in serious danger.

THE CROSSING PLACES marks the beginning of a captivating new crime series featuring an irresistible heroine.


Jill said...

I'm going to have to put this one on the list...thanks for the heads up!

Nina said...

WOw, great pick. I just love history and reading the summary this one sounds very nice. I think that it has lots of suspense in it and I just enjoy looking at that cover.

Here's mine:

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

A chick archaeologist? Cool! Thanks for the pick this week.
Here’s mine.

bermudaonion said...

I love books like this!

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

Sounds like a new series I'd enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The cover really conveys the description!

nomadreader said...

I've already reserved this one at the library. It looks great!

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