Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 book 109

Elly Griffiths' Dying Fall
The fifth Ruth Galloway book is, again, a little stronger than some of its predecessors, story-wise--there are a bunch of suspects and everything is fairly sinister. This one centers on the murder of an old archaeology friend of Ruth's, and just after his death, she receives a letter from him--he's made a big discovery, and he's scared. And then Ruth gets called in to examine said discovery, heading up north (I admit to not really getting the north/south distinction here, not being British, but it comes up a lot in this series). Good thing Nelson is also in that exact area on vacation, visiting his mom! Especially since Ruth is getting threatening text messages (which, in retrospect, might have been one too many things going on--I'm not entirely sure that aspect of things made sense). Anyway, pretty solid story, even if there is one cheap fake-out at the end. B+.

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