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The Dark Angel
The Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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In this highly atmospheric mystery, Ruth Gallowaya captivating amateur sleuth (Louise Penny)and DCI Nelson investigate a murder in a medieval Italian town where dark secrets are buried as deep as bones. Its not every day that youre summoned to the Italian countryside on business, so when archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Ruth Galloways help identifying bones found in the tiny hilltop town of Fontana Liri, she jumps at the chance to go, bringing her daughter along with her for a working vacation. Upon arriving, she begins to hear murmurs of Fontana Liris strong resistance movement during World War II and senses the townspeople are dancing around a deeply buried secret. But how could that be connected to the ancient remains shes been studying? Ruth is just beginning to get her footing in the dig when shes thrown off-guard by the appearance of DCI Nelson. And when Ruths findings lead them to a modern-day murder, their holidays are both turned upside down, and they race to find out what darkness is lurking in this seemingly picturesque town.
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Suelizbeth
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In which Ruth takes a holiday to Italy and finds more than she bargained for. While there, an earthquake has Nelson flying to her and Kate‘s “rescue”. Ostensibly there for a dig, she becomes involved in helping to solve a murder, of course. Also, could this be the end of any relationship between her and Nelson? Only the next installment in this series will provide answers. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheSpineView
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This is the tenth book of the Ruth Galloway series. Unlike the other books, the setting is Italy when Ruth goes there at the request of an old acquaintance Dr. Angelo Morelli. She is to lend her expertise on a set of bones. It seems with Ruth things are never as they seem and she is quickly embroiled in a murder investigation.

Loved this one and I was blown away by the ending. I didn't see that one coming. I am so connected to the characters...

TheSpineView ... I immediately had to start book eleven 6mo
kspenmoll I have not read this one yet. Now I have to!!! 6mo
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TheSpineView
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"This grave has lain undisturbed for over two thousand years."

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TheSpineView
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

⚡ My GoodReads goal is 100 books. However, I have an unofficial goal of making a dent in my TBR piles. The pile is over 1K books, physical, ebooks and audiobooks, and that doesn't include my wishlist. The piles are out of hand.
⚡Tranquility
⚡Tagged book I started yesterday.

Want to play? @MallenNC @The_Penniless_Author @Avanders @CoffeeNBooks @TK-421

MallenNC I love Elly Griffiths! 6mo
TheSpineView @MallenNC I discovered her last year and have loved her books! 6mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Evening snack. Decaf coffee and yummy chocolate ice cream with salted almonds. 🙂

britt_brooke Yum! 11mo
MidnightBookGirl That ice cream sounds delicious! 11mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Currently #immersionreading the 10th in the #RuthGalloway #mystery series 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Shemac77
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Another good outing with Ruth Galloway. Not as strong as the others but still flowed well.

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Shemac77
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Visiting with Ruth.

LiteraryinLawrence I read the first 3 a while back. I should go back to the series! 2y
Shemac77 Highly recommend this series. I find them quick and easy reads. @LiteraryinLititz 2y
kspenmoll Love her books! 2y
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kezzlou85
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Another good mystery for Ruth and the gang. This time set in Italy jumping back to England at times. I liked the change of scenery and it was described so well. The plot itself was interesting with the drama outside of the murder stealing focus a little. The ending was good with that hint of what's going to happen next. #ImpulseRead #WinterGames #TeamElectricSex
@Clwojick @StayCurious @LibrarianRyan

emmaturi Love this series too! 3y
kezzlou85 @emmaturi it's so good. 3y
Marina_h I'm also reading this series. I really like Ruth as a character! 3y
kezzlou85 @Marina_h Yeah shes really good. 3y
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Crazeedi
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Book 10 of the Ruth Galloway series
5⭐ #SummersEndReadathon @Clwojick
#SeriesRead @TheSpineView
This story was somewhat different from the previous. Ruth travels to Italy as a consultant in a dig. Of course there is a murder whole she's there, and Nelson also shows up. The ending packs quite a punch.

TheSpineView 🤩 3y
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EadieB
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This was a re-Read for me as a Group Read on LibraryThing.

Andrew65 Great review. 3y
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 3y
Crazeedi I just finished book 7, I adore this series!! 3y
EadieB @Crazeedi Yes, it‘s a great series! 3y
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Andrew65
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This was a really enjoyable book, even if it took Ruth away from home & her comfort zone. Strong connections in this one to the second World War & the resistance movement in Italy. For the main characters in this one some key events took place, that mean things may never be the same again. Quite a shock towards the end of the book. Actually worked out the past and current events in this one, & who the murderer was. Looking forward to the next one.

EadieB @Andrew65 Great review! 3y
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, know not everyone loved it but I did. These books are always more about the interplay of the characters than the murders or bodies. (edited) 3y
EadieB @Andrew65 The characters do drive the series! 3y
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Crazeedi @Andrew65 @EadieB I love this series 3y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi It is one of my favourite series too. (edited) 3y
emmaturi I can't wait to get my hands on the next one! 3y
Andrew65 @emmaturi Me either, a wonderful series. 3y
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Andrew65
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Schedule for the Librarything Group Read of Book 10 in the Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths.

This is a wonderful series!

Crazeedi Dang I'm not up to number 10 yet, I think number 7 is my next one!!! 3y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Are you enjoying the series? 3y
Crazeedi @Andrew65 oh my of course!!! Its great, you have always pointed me to great series Andrew! I'm grateful !! 3y
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Andrew65 @Crazeedi That‘s great to hear! 👍😊 3y
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks for the schedule! 3y
Tove_Reads Finished this one a few months back or something like that, so didn‘t join you this time. 3y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I do love this series. 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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Now that things are pretty much back to normal, I‘ve taken some me time and finished this. A bit different from the other books in the series, but equally as good. Set both in Italy and England, it felt as if the mystery was less important than the relationship drama. If you haven‘t read anything else in this series, it‘s not for you. But Ruth is one of my favorite characters, and I enjoyed it.

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Lynnsoprano
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Reading this, but having trouble concentrating. @Ambrosnazzy is at the hospital emergency room with another kidney stone. Hubby is with her and keeping me updated while I babysit her son. Not the way I expected to spend the evening, for sure.

Crazeedi Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear! Kidney stones are so painful and horrible! My prayers for your girl. Hang in there mom 3y
Crazeedi Btw I just finished book 3 of series, waiting on my hold on book 4! 3y
Lcsmcat Oh dear! Sending prayers. 3y
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Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi Thanks! She‘s had kidney stones and recurrent UTIs since her son was born, but it‘s been a year since she had a stone, and we were hoping they were a thing of the past. Obviously not. I‘m a basket case 3y
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! 3y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m sorry! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for @Ambrosnazzy to recover. 3y
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi @Lcsmcat @cobwebmoth @ValerieAndBooks Thank you all so much. Hubby just called to say that CT scan shows no stones, just severe UTI. They are keeping her overnight for IV antibiotics. 3y
SaturnDoo Sending lots and lots of love,hugs and prayers to you and family ❤❤❤ 3y
DivineDiana Sending healing wishes. ❤️🙏🏻❤️ 3y
Kaye ♥️ 3y
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano at least no stones, but uti is rough! Keeping her (and you) in my thoughts 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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What do you do when your plan is to go out for lunch after hubby‘s doctor appointment, but he is finished earlier than expected? Go to the library! I came home with #10 in my favorite series. I think there‘s one after this that isn‘t available in the US yet. If so, maybe I can use it to justify another trip to England 😂

rretzler There‘s always Book Depository. I get my Elly Griffiths and Christopher Fowler books from them because both authors publish in the UK before the US. Jasper Fforde, too. In Fowler‘s case, it is sometimes over a year before the US book is out. Book Depository has free overseas shipping and the prices are fairly comparable to the US. I also have an Amazon.co.uk account that I sometimes use to order books to come to me here in the US😝 3y
Lynnsoprano @rretzler Thanks for the advice. I‘ve never used Book Depository, but I definitely need to correct that😄 3y
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kspenmoll
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#Saturdaynight #booksandbeer

Finished hubby made dinner; throw back, but more modern sloppy joes. Now settling into this book & a Cold Snap.

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Moonpa
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Love this series!

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WanderingBookaneer
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Tagged book was my first purchase.

julesG 👏👏 3y
dariazeoli That evens out with the 3 I dropped at the little free library this morning! 😊 3y
WanderingBookaneer @dariazeoli : Thank you for your sacrifice in order to maintain the bookish balance. 3y
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speljamr I spent NYE ordering more on Thriftbooks. 3y
Leftcoastzen Hahahaha! 😂Way to start the year off right. (edited) 3y
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 You‘re awesome! 3y
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emmaturi
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I finished this last week, the latest installment with Dr Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson. I thought it wasn't as good other ones in this series. But I still enjoyed it though! #books #bookcovers #bookmad

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thebeercolonel
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A Ruthtastic harrumblelousy 10th instalment in the Ruth Galloway series, this time in Italy, as engaging as ever

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MallenNC
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1. The Ruth Galloway mysteries
2. Masterpiece on PBS (kind of a cheat bc this is multiple shows repackaged for the US, but it's true)
3. Yes! I love big sports events. Loving the World Cup right now.
4. Unsure, but we'll see! I don't plan ahead.
5. My daddy was a newspaper editor, so he mostly read newspapers. (Father's Day is hard. I miss him!)

#FriYayIntro

Mitch Ruth Galloway- love her! I dream of retiring to her Norfolk coast house ( in my dreams!) 4y
MallenNC @Mitch I know! When it talks about how she doesn't have neighbors I always think, "I'd move in, Ruth! I'll look after Kate and your cat!" 4y
Tamra I keep seeing that mystery series mentioned so I just went and downloaded the audio of the first! (edited) 4y
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MallenNC @Tamra Cool! I hope you like it. The reason I do is because Ruth is smart, mysteries have a historical angle, and there's a lot going on with the personal stories of all the recurring characters. 4y
Tamra @MallenNC sounds a bit like Louise Penny. 😺 4y
MallenNC @Tamra I'm still working my way through her series, but I can see some similarities. Especially in that the characters matter more than the individual mysteries 4y
Tamra @MallenNC I‘ve only listened to Penny and I loved the original narrator, but he died. 😑 4y
MallenNC @Tamra I heard about that. Sad. She did a book event that was held at the college where I work and she was so fun. 4y
Texreader Portugal‘s tied kick was amazing! Did you see it? 4y
MallenNC @Texreader Yes! I was lucky to have the afternoon off so I could watch live. 4y
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MamaGina
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Excited to be starting this one!!! 🤓

Lynnsoprano You are definitely ahead of me with this series. I can‘t wait to get on to the next one. 4y
MamaGina @Lynnsoprano Such a great series! 🤓 (edited) 4y
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missvikki
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I wish all books were illustrated.
Sometimes I do it myself!

I enjoy Griffiths's dry wit, descriptions, Britspeak, and her heroine Ruth, whose career is identifying bones.

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EadieB
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Love this series. Dark Angel is my favorite so far. The characters and relationships drive this series. Have to start with first book, The Crossing Places. These books are contagious and you will want to read on. Comes out on May 15, 2018 in the US. Thanks to NetGalley for allowing me a copy early! #thedarkangel #ellygriffiths #ruthgallowayseries

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐😁 4y
EadieB Thanks! It‘s fun figuring out this app! lol 4y
AlaMich Welcome to Litsy!! I have also been on LT for about ten years but really only use it for cataloging books. 😊 4y
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EadieB @AlaMich I use LibraryThing, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter and Paperbackswap for my reviews and cataloguing my books. Will use Litsy the same way! 4y
PaperbackPirate Welcome! I just made the jump from LibraryThing too! 4y
EadieB @PaperbackPirate Thanks! I‘m playing here today! LibraryThing has been down for a while. I like it here too! Having lots of fun! 4y
PaperbackPirate Oh no! It‘s still down?! I‘m glad I have Litsy for backup fun! lol 4y
EadieB Me too! 4y
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Well-ReadNeck
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This is the 10th book in this series. And, if you are not already invested, this is not for you. The mystery at the heart of this book was thinly veiled and the focus of the plot was in advancing the story line that runs through the books. #netgalley

Andrew65 That‘s disappointing for this series. 4y
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PatriciaU
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I‘ve loved Griffiths‘ Ruth Galloway series from the first, & was eagerly anticipating this next entry in the series. “Was” is the keyword in that last sentence. Griffiths has gone from writing top-notch mysteries focusing primarily on Ruth‘s role as a forensic anthropologist to writing sappy relationship novels that focus on Ruth as the “other woman” in a love triangle, successfully reducing her to a cliche. Disappointing.

rockpools Ouch! That's really disappointing. 4y
PatriciaU @RachelO It really is. I‘ve noticed the shift away from the “mystery” focus in the last couple of books, but it‘s ridiculous in this one. The focus is almost completely on Ruth, nelson, Michelle & Tim. Griffiths needs to rethink her approach. 4y
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MallenNC
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Another great installment of a fun mystery series. This one takes Ruth to Italy, but trouble (personal and mystery) still follows. The personal storylines that continue through the books take more turns too. I do wish there were fewer negative descriptions of Ruth. We get it, she's not small. There's one passage where Nelson's older daughter is thinking to herself and comparing Ruth to her mother. It just seemed a little mean.

alleyfam51699 This sounds like a great series. I‘m adding it to my TBR. 4y
MallenNC @alleyfam51699 I like it a lot. There's always some good history along with the mystery. And the characters' lives have some drama! 4y
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samharnold
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I feel before I start this review, I should admit, that I am a huge Elly Griffiths fan. Although, I promise this will not be a fan review. I am often harder on my favourite authors than any1. This book is set in Italy which is a change from the normal location of Norfolk. The author has cleverly designed the story so many of the familiar characters are in the book. It is for these characters I keep reading the series.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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katiekrug
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Good entry. So-so mystery but I love the characters.

RaimeyGallant Nice to know. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 4y
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JulieAnn
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Like all the Ruth Galloway books, it pulled me right in and kept me there until I finished it. When I did, I found myself being extra grumpy and somewhat anxious. I finally realized that I was irritated that I had finished the book so quickly and the ending made me sad. I love a book that sinks so deep into your head that you‘re not even aware of your reactions to it until you sit down and think about it. Another great novel from Elly Griffiths!

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JulieAnn
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So happy to be back in Ruth‘s world! And with some M&Ms!

bookwrm526 I am waiting for the audio version of this one, but it‘s killing me!! 4y
JulieAnn @bookwrm526 I understand completely! I ordered this copy from Book Depository so I wouldn‘t have to wait til it comes out in the US. 4y
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MallenNC
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One of my favorite #series is Elly Griffiths‘ Ruth Galloway mysteries. It‘s smart, with recurring characters with great personalities. #marchinbooks @maich

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MallenNC
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One of my favorite series with a #FemaleLead is the Ruth Galloway mystery series. The writer does a good job building Ruth as a character with a life outside the mystery. Would Ruth be the same #inyourshoes as you? #ReadingResolutions #MagicalMarch @Jess7 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 This sounds interesting! I'll have to look into it. Thank you for sharing ❤ 4y
vkois88 Thank you! Added it to my TBR. Excited that it has such great reviews 4y
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