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The Chalk Pit
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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In the ninth Ruth Galloway mystery, Ruth and Nelson investigate a string of murders and disappearances deep within the abandoned tunnels hidden far beneath the streets of Norwich. Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no ones sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once more, she finds herself at the helm of a murder investigation. Meanwhile, DCI Nelson is hunting for a missing homeless woman, Barbara, who he hears has gone underground. Could she have disappeared into the labyrinth? And if so, is she connected to the body Ruth found? As Ruth, Nelson, and the rest of their team investigate the tunnels, they hear rumors of secret societies, cannibalism, and ritual killings. When a dead body is found with a map that appears to be of The Underground, they realize their quest to find the killer has only just begunand that there may be more bodies underfoot.
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Suelizbeth
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Ruth is called on to look at some bones, surprise, surprise. Homeless people, rough sleepers, are disappearing. Are the two somehow connected? Possibly. But then the disappearances hit closer to home, and a more desperate search ensues. An underground brotherhood is discovered, secret entrances, tunnels. And have things changed between Ruth and Nelson? Read it to find out all the answers. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheSpineView Loved this series!💜📖📕 1mo
Suelizbeth @TheSpineView 📚❤️ 1mo
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TheSpineView
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Just when I thought the series could not get any better Griffiths just blows me away again! The character of Ruth is perfection and the history with Nelson just keeps me wanting more. 5⭐

Another book read for the #SeriesRead2022 challenge !

emmaturi Absolutely love this series! 6mo
TheSpineView @emmaturi 👍📖📚 6mo
MallenNC I love this series! 6mo
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TheSpineView
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Day 4 results for the #20in4 readathon hosted by @Andrew65

Yesterday I read for 7.25 hours to bring my total hours to 31.5. I finished Malibu Rising and started The Chalk Pit. Another book for the #SeriesRead2021 challenge!

Andrew65 Well done, 👏👏👏 Great choices of books. 6mo
TheSpineView @Andrew65 👍📖📚 6mo
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BookishMarginalia
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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#CurrentlyListening to the ninth in the #RuthGalloway #mystery series 👍🏼

Bluebird I love this mystery series! 11mo
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Eggs
Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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Far below Norwich is a maze of old mining tunnels. When Ruth Galloway is called to examine a set of human remains in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death....

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Creepy!!! 1y
Eggs Yes creepy good , but not scary 😊 @TheAromaofBooks 1y
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rwmg
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Bones are found during construction work involving a network of tunnels under Norwich. Is there any connection with a homeless people who has disappeared and a homeless man who was stabbed overnight on the police station porch?

A good mystery with some intriguing background and a very exciting climax, but we still need Ruth to be doing more archaeology rather than focussing on the characters' domestic complications. A low pick.

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Shemac77
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite in the series. The characters are starting to frustrate me. Not enough archaeological insight either.

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Shemac77
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Night time reading at work with a snack.

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kezzlou85
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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1: 20 my highest month this year.
2: tagged above.
3: Halloween the first one.
4: scattergories
5: trick or treating with my girls and visiting family.
#Scareathlon @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

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kezzlou85
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Another great read in the series and of course a chance to see more in the Ruth and Nelson saga. I'm still not sure what ending I want for them. This built up well and the drama really built when Cassandra went missing. The story is interesting and I loved all the history in it. Coming from this area the tunnels have always been an interesting secret. Another book read for #24B4Monday #TeamSlaughter #Scareathlon @Clwojick

kspenmoll Such a fabulous series!!! 3y
kezzlou85 @kspenmoll it's one of my favourite and I live in the area she talks about. 3y
kspenmoll @kezzlou85 How lucky! I can only imagine its beauty from the pages of this series. But thats what books are for right? Traveling with our imaginations! 3y
kezzlou85 @kspenmoll it is beautiful. Exactly you just get lost in the beauty of anywhere you read about 3y
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kezzlou85
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So two days in and I'm at 10.5 hours. Definitely not gonna hit 24 so gonna try for 16 hours instead. Finished one book and close to finishing a couple more. #TeamSlaughter #Scareathlon @Clwojick
@andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 #24B4Monday

Andrew65 Good luck with hitting your target. Love the tagged series. 3y
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thanks and me too. Plus I actually live in Norfolk so know many of the places featured. 3y
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 Even better! 3y
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MallenNC
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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A collection of the first three Ruth Galloway books are on Kindle Deals today. This is my favorite mystery series! Ruth is an archeologist who keeps getting involved with murder cases that have #mysterious connections to her work. Give them a try if you haven‘t read these before. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 Are they spooky? 3y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Sometimes but they‘re not scary. 3y
cathysaid Yes...loving this series. They have some excellent series on Kindle sale today! 3y
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Bibliogeekery
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian Litten pals 🦃🍁🍂

Lindy Same to you, Ali! 3y
Avanders 🍁🧡🍂🦃💛 3y
marleed So beautiful! 3y
LeahBergen And same to you!! 🇨🇦🦃 3y
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Crazeedi
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@TheSpineView #SeriesRead
4.5 ⭐. Book 9 in Ruth's saga. Is there such a thing as an underground city where the homeless live?? Ruth and Nelson investigate a series of murders and kidnappings. I love this series!

TheEllieMo I have heard good things about the Ruth Galloway series, I have read one, have the rest on my TBR! 3y
Crazeedi @TheEllieMo they are good. I read them in order which is a good way to do it. 3y
TheSpineView 🤩🤩 3y
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AntoinetteBuchanan
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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Today‘s audio book is an few hours with an old friend. 8th in the Ruth Galloway series. Easily digestible cosy. #books #reading #audiobooks #bookstagram #libraries

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Lynnsoprano
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This may be the best yet in this series. It‘s a fascinating mystery, although less oriented toward archaeology than some of the others. Hard-to-connect murders and disappearances are resolved, and I really had no idea who the perp was ahead of time. These stories always involve personal drama, this one exceptionally poignant. I loved it.

Crazeedi I just got the first in this series from overdrive! Looking forward to reading it! I've heard its good! 3y
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Lynnsoprano
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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We made an unplanned stop at the main library today, after a consult with a surgeon and the decision that I don‘t need surgery. Yay!‘😁 I have sooo many books on the shelves and on my Kindle to read, but I couldn‘t resist the next Ruth Galloway mystery. So much for spacing them out😊

dariazeoli No surgery is good surgery! 3y
BookNAround Wonderful news! 3y
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DarcysMom Yay! I am glad you got good news! I think you showed great restraint by celebrating with a library book. 3y
Mitch I like this series.. it‘s my go to comfort read... didn‘t know there was a new one! 3y
Mitch Ps... no surgery is the BEST news ever. 😘 3y
Lynnsoprano @DarcysMom There will be an adult beverage celebration this evening 😂 Actually, I‘m still keeping my fingers crossed, because the surgeon is going to discuss my case with the oncologist tomorrow. I have an ovarian cyst that he thinks is probably benign, but the results of a new blood test are kind of iffy. But I feel pretty confident. 3y
Lynnsoprano @Mitch this is #9 of ten that have been released. I think there‘s another one out in a few months. 3y
DarcysMom @Lynnsoprano My fingers are crossed too! I will send good thoughts your way. 3y
RealLifeReading Great news!! 3y
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Jazz2
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
Mehso-so

Maybe I should have read the previous books to this, but was an easy read

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kspenmoll
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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#WillimanticPublicLibrary #books #LibrariesRock
Cooling off and investigating this town‘s library. Fun to explore!

Amiable Are you in Willimantic, CT? I used to work there! 4y
kspenmoll @Amiable Yes! I have enjoyed getting to know the area this summer. My son works at the Windham Textile & History Museum & does not drive I dropped drop him off & spent the day there- just once a week. So nice to have all that time to myself! He is at UConn so will get himself there now. Where did you work? 4y
Amiable I used to work at Eastern, right down the street! 4y
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kspenmoll @Amiable Walked the campus recently- so green in summer! Right near where I went for coffee. 4y
Amiable You went to Cafemantic, right? That's the best coffee shop there! 4y
kspenmoll @Amiable I went to Cafemantic for a delicious lunch one day. The coffee shop I went to is Grounded Coffee co. This is only its second year so you may have left by then. The building they are in was once the home/office of first MD in Willimantic. Beautiful job; lovely courtyard, mural etc. I may have posted something back in July. Owners are friendly, committed, etc. 4y
Amiable Oh, that's so good to hear! It's a cute town and has so much potential--so glad to see it growing with more businesses. 4y
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kspenmoll
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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#groundedcoffeeco #patioreading #TBR
Lovely shaded patio for reading behind the coffee shop.

Andrew65 Ruth Galloway, Yey! 4y
kspenmoll @Andrew65 ❤️💙💚 4y
Andrew65 @kspenmoll One of my favourite series and loved The Chalk Pit, although would have liked more of Cathbad. One of my favourite scenes from the series though would be Cathbad climbing up the rollercoaster in Blackpool. (edited) 4y
kspenmoll @Andrew65 Thanks for reminding me of that !!!🤣 4y
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Andrew65
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An interesting range of books finished last week rating from 2 stars to 5 Stars.

6 books finished
Week 25/52 2018 - #BookStats
6 Finished, 1948 Pages Read (over 300 up on last week)
7 Books Currently Reading!!!

#LitsyAtoZ 1 (22/26) - E, Q, U, X left
#MountTBRChallenge 3 (19/52)
#YearoftheChunkster 0 (15/26)
#SeriesUptoDate 0 (11/20)
#SeriesFinished 0 (3/20)
#ListyPassport 0 (2/12)

EadieB @Andrew65 Nice diversified group of books! Great page count too! I‘m starting Camilleri soon. (edited) 4y
Andrew65 @EadieB It was an interesting week! 4y
Lmstraubie Well done! I have R, U & X left. Currently listening to U, know what I am going to listen to for R, that leaves X. 😫 4y
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Andrew65 Thanks @Lmstraubie What are you reading for U? (edited) 4y
Andrew65 @Lmstraubie I was considering XO for X. 4y
Lmstraubie @Andrew65 I'm reading/listening this one for U. It's a #middlegrade book. Thanks for the recommendation for X! 4y
Tove_Reads I have now read the first three books about Ruth! 4y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Have you enjoyed them? 4y
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Yes, especially the first two. 4y
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EadieB
The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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Another great group read with @Andrew65 and another intriguing read from Elly Griffiths. If you haven‘t started reading this series, you should start now. It is one of the best mystery series out there. The characters are very interesting and a few are quite unique. I‘m looking forward to the next one as the storylines of the characters are heating up with some hot relationship issues.

#thechalkpit #ruthgallowayseries #ellygriffiths

TrishB I‘ve just brought the first one👍🏻 4y
Andrew65 Couldn‘t agree more, a brilliant series. Can‘t wait for the next book...there may be trouble ahead! 😍😍😍😍😍 4y
EadieB @Andrew65 Big explosive trouble! 4y
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EadieB @Trisha Great and I know you will enjoy them! 4y
Tamra I just 5 min ago started the first on audio! 😁 4y
Crazeedi This is new to me! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to start this series! 4y
EadieB @Tamra @Crazeedi Great! Enjoy! 4y
Emiller Love this series! 4y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi You won‘t regret it! Simply one of my all time favourites. 4y
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Andrew65
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Another stunning book in the excellent Ruth Galloway Series, and think it has now been set up for some fireworks in book 10. Around the personal lives of the main characters was an excellent read with a murder mystery with a difference. Definitely 5 Stars, but if I was mega picky I would like to have seen more of Cathbad in the book. Definitely recommend this series which starts with The Crossing Places. #ReadingWomenMonth #Crime

TrishB Just brought the first one today for 99p on kindle from one of your previous posts 👍🏻 4y
Andrew65 @TrishB Enjoy 😊 Will watch out for your thoughts with interest. (edited) 4y
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Andrew65
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Have started the Chalk Pit for a Group Read on Librarything. This is book 9 in the excellent Ruth Galloway Series set in Norfolk, England. Great to be back with the characters, and already hooked me.

Weaponxgirl I should read about murder in my county! 😀 4y
Andrew65 @Weaponxgirl It always makes it interesting when it is set in places you know. 4y
Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 yup, I expect lots rural murders. 4y
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EadieB
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Starting this for a group read on #LibraryThing. This is book 9 of The Ruth Galloway series. If you haven‘t started this series yet, you need to. Characters and plots are very interesting and unique. #ruthgallowayseries #ellygriffiths

andrew61 I've just ordered book 1 from the library for my a-z challenge - really looking forward to reading it now. 4y
EadieB @andrew61 I think you will enjoy it very much. Great series! @Andrew65 loves this series too! 4y
andrew61 @EadieB great I've just seen an email saying it's in the library. ☺ 4y
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EadieB @Andrew61 Great! Now read it and let me know if you liked it! 4y
andrew61 @EadieB will do. 4y
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes @andrew61 I strongly recommend this series and keep a watch out for the character Cathbad who is one of my favourite characters, he develops interestingly during the series. 4y
andrew61 @Andrew65 @EadieB definitely rushing to library tomorrow now 👍 4y
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Cancer53
Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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I love this series, it's a police procedural, a sort of love story, historically interesting with a crime to solve and also of course ,Readable the story just flows and you get caught up with the characters whose back stories you can follow also throughout the series.

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Andrew65
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@EadieB This is the schedule for the Group Read of The Chalk Pit on Librarything starting on Friday. This is Book 9 in the unique Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths.

Can‘t wait to get back to this series

If anyone hasn‘t read these I do recommend the series, one of my favourites - especially the character Cathbad!

EadieB @Andrew65 Picked it up from the library the other day so I‘m all ready 4y
Andrew65 @EadieB 😊👍 4y
Tove_Reads Still haven‘t read :( 4y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads If you like crime fiction you will love these and a bit of archaeology in these too. One of my favourite series. 4y
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Emiller
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Saturday reading with Joey 🐱📕💜

AmyG Joey 💕 4y
Libby1 😻 4y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 4y
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CKlube That face! 💕💕 4y
heylaurenmack Hi Joey 4y
2BR02B Hello handsome! 😻 4y
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Meg11726
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The look you get when you finish your book and then realize the next book in the series hasn't been released in Canada yet... NOOOOOOOOO. I need to know what happens!!! Hurry up already and release it! #sadkitty #warmkitty #littleballoffur #yesiknowitisntsadkitty #butimsad #enoughwiththehashtagsalready

DGRachel It‘s situations like that when I‘m grateful I discovered Book Depository. Book in the UK, but not the US? No problem! It just takes a couple weeks to make the trek across the pond. 4y
Meg11726 @DGRachel I'm hoping it's released in Canada at the same time as the US 4y
Shemac77 I have it preordered! 4y
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Meg11726
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My kobo isn't my favourite to read on but when you need the next book in the series and you can't wait to get to a book store, this will have to do

BookaholicNatty I‘m cracking up. Because this is sooooo me! 4y
Meg11726 @BookaholicNatty I couldn't wait for the bookstore to open tomorrow and then when I went to see if they had it they didn't, so kobo it is. Just isn't the same is it? 4y
BookaholicNatty @Meg11726 nope it‘s not!!! But you do what you gotta do girlfriend! Lol❤️ 4y
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MallenNC
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I like this series so much! Unlike some mystery series, all of the recurring characters are well-fleshed out, not just the main character. I keep reading because I want to know what happens to them all. I liked that this one focused a little more on Judy, one of the police officers. I think she's my favorite secondary character. Ruth's life is always interesting too, especially as she makes choices I wouldn't!

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wallacereads
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I adore this series and this one did not let me down. Will Ruth and Nelson ever end up together ?!

eanderson I‘m 4 books in and wondering if they will ever end up together! (I secretly hope they do.) 5y
wallacereads @eanderson - i am so excited for you! I wish I could start the series 'fresh'. Enjoy!! 5y
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Grrlbrarian
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Staying up late with a mystery chock full of murder most foul, secret underground passages, and skele-friends. Man I love #Spooktober! 😍💀🎃

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Moonpa
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Back to #litsypartyofthree? Except it seems I'm the only one actually reading!

#litsypartyofone

@Ambrosnazzy

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Moonpa
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I will start this book today...

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Moonpa
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New book - homemade cherry pie - perfect lunch!

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emmaturi
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I love this series about Dr Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist. It is the latest installment and it delivers as usual! #crime #books #bookcovers #bookcollection #bookworm

Sha0102 Could you tell me the name of tje first book of this series? Seems interesting.... thanks 5y
emmaturi It is called The Crossing Places @Sha0102 5y
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emmaturi
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Another day, another book shop!! #books #bookstores

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Emiller
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1. Atlanta.
2. The Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny (couldn't choose just one 😊).
3. Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths.
4. Nancy Drew
5. Jurassic Park
6. The Netscher Connection by Estelle Ryan

#letstalkaboutbooksbaby
@Liberty

kspenmoll Louise Penny & Elly Griffiths❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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specklife
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Will Ruth and Nelson EVER get together??? An otherwise another great, creepy mystery by Elly Griffiths.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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IReadThereforeIBlog
Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
Mehso-so

The 9th in Elly Griffiths' RUTH GALLOWAY MYSTERIES is strong on the relationships between the detectives in Nelson's Team and in his relationship with Galloway but the homelessness storyline didn't quite gel for me and had a means to an end feel to it while the antagonist's motivation was so ridiculous and features so late in the plot that I couldn't take it seriously.

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Bookquilter
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I've been relegated to the backseat for this road trip to San Diego ... I don't really mind. I get more reading done when I don't have to navigate for DH #roadtrip

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Jess_Read_This
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❤️Elly Griffiths is a pure delight to meet in person. Her Ruth Galloway series is even more meaningful as one of my favorites now that I know the significance and thoughts behind the characters.

📝She also teaches creative writing. I found her answer to my question on what advice she gives her students to be meaningful, humorous, and practical. Love her.

#StarStruck #Fangirl #Mystery #MysteryWriter #MeetTheAuthor #FemaleAuthor #StillStarstruck

kspenmoll Lucky lucky you!!!' 5y
batsy How nice! Only read the first in the series and loved it, can't wait to read the rest. 5y
Jess_Read_This @batsy Highly recommend!! Definitely read this series in order 😁 5y
Jess_Read_This @kspenmoll I'm still pinching myself! She was absolutely brilliant. 5y
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PatriciaU
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Anthropologist Ruth Galloway is back in the latest from Elly Griffiths. As usual, there‘s a lot going on in King‘s Lynn. This is the 9th in the Ruth Galloway series and doesn't disappoint. Full review at http://itsallaboutthebook.org.

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amrsprout
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As always a great mystery.

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books_cats_art
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Pickpick

Absolutely love this series! A quick, engrossing read. Read this in one night as I 100% COULD NOT STOP!

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bookwrm526
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Another satisfying installment, right up until the end!!!! GAH with this already. But anyway, the mystery was interesting and the characters were entertaining, and it was such a quick read/listen. (Image from web)

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bookwrm526
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This is my current #tbr for #splashintosummerreads. Curses! is my exclamation and last book for the madlibs challenge. Dune is a slow read because I promised my husband I would but it's a really REALLY long book, Waking Gods just came in from the library, and I've been waiting so impatiently for the Elly Griffiths book that I listened to more than half of it already today!

bookwrm526 Just realized I only tagged half of each photo challenge on this one so #junebookbugz #junemostanticipated 5y
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