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The House at Sea's End
The House at Sea's End | Elly Griffiths
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"[A] page turning mystery . . . it provides a wholly satisfying whodunit as well as a good reason to look up the other two [books in the series] . . . Griffiths's Galloway is a likable and alluring character."--Associated Press Just back from maternity leave, forensic archeologist Ruth is finding it hard to juggle motherhood and work when she is called in to investigate human bones that have surfaced on a remote Norfolk beach. The presence of DCI Harry Nelson, the married father of her daughter, does not help. The bones, six men with their arms bound, turn out date back to World War II, a desperate time on this stretch of coastland. Home Guard veteran Archie Whitcliffe reveals the existence of a secret the old soldiers have vowed to protect with their lives. But then Archie is killed and a German journalist arrives, asking questions about Operation Lucifer, a plan to stop a German invasion, and a possible British war crime. What was Operation Lucifer? And who is prepared to kill to keep its secret?
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Suelizbeth
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The past is never the past, we are doomed to repeat it or relive it. When six bodies are found buried under a cliff at the beach, WWII seems to have resurfaced, at least in one localized incident. Ruth Galloway and Inspector Nelson work to solve this latest of their mysteries, while struggling with personal complications. Secrets, of all sorts, are hard to conceal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheSpineView
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I am enjoying this series immensely. The plots are well thoughtout and the characters are well developed. I love how the lives of even the minor characters are getting intertwined. There is so much more than just a good mystery in these books and I am already looking forward to the next book. 4⭐ #SpookOween #Necronomathon @Patchshank #Wickedathon @Staycurious #LittenListen @aperfectmjk #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Smartypants Great author! I‘m reading The Stranger Diaries and love it thus far! 9mo
TheSpineView @Smartypants I think I might read that series next.🧡📖 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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"Two people, a man and a woman, are walking along a hospital corridor."

The House at Sea's End
by Elly Griffiths

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Starting the first book of October. I have several books on hold at the library and I just hope they don't all come in at the same time. Looking forward to reading as many spooky, scary, creepy and tense books as I can this month. #Scarathon2021 @StayCurious #TeamSlaughter Go team!

MidnightBookGirl The cover looks promising! 9mo
aperfectmjk That's happening to me right now. All my holds are becoming available right now. 🥴 9mo
TheSpineView @MidnightBookGirl Good so far. I am enjoying this series. 9mo
TheSpineView @aperfectmjk Murphy's Law!🙃 9mo
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andrew61
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A perfect read for a wet Sunday. The third in the Ruth Galloway series was very enjoyable as she struggles to balance being a new mum while 6 sets of human bones are discovered under the named house, an area gradually eroded by the sea. Ruth is a unique character and I have bk 4 ready to read soon.

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TheEllieMo
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I love Elly Griffith‘s Ruth Galloway series, set in Norfolk, an area I know well as my parents live there. In this, the third book of the series, human remains are uncovered when a team of archaeologists are investigating coastal erosion.

#BooksSetByWater #FebruaryFeels @Eggs

Eggs 📚👏🏻💀 😳😱👏🏻📚 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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Another enjoyable foray into Ruth Galloway! Cosy mysteries (that have a bit of intellectual content) are so satisfying to read. It always make me laugh though, at how much misfortune happens in these small communities!

LibraryCin What is the first book in the series, if i decide to give it a try? Thx! 3y
Bibliogeekery @LibraryCin it's a good series! 3y
LibraryCin Thank you! 3y
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cathysaid
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Another great book in the Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths. Forensic anthropologist, Ruth, initially involved in identifying bones buried on the beach, finds herself embroiled in several related murders. Quirky and witty (as usual), I highly recommend this series to that enjoy the TV series “Bones“ or a good mystery with an unique cast of characters. 4/5 stars. #crime #mystery

rretzler I love that series! 3y
cathysaid @rretzler I just checked out from the library a standalone by her. We shall see...I‘m afraid I might miss my comfortable characters. 3y
rretzler I read The Stranger Diaries earlier this year. It was good, but very different from her Ruth Galloway series and I didn‘t like it as much. Her Stephens and Mephisto series is good - better than The Stranger Diaries, but not quite as good as Ruth Galloway. 3y
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Crazeedi
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Book 3 of series. This continues the escapades of forensic anthropologist Ruth Galloway. She always seems to be getting in the middle of dangerous situations. I enjoyed parts of this book, but the mystery to be solved was a bit weak. 3.5 ⭐

Annl I agree. I love reading about Ruth‘s life and as @rwmg pointed out the “you know what hit the fan” but I thought I knew who did it early on and I was correct, although I did not know how the pieces fit together. But I will still keep reading the series because of Ruth! 3y
Crazeedi @Annl yes! I have book 5 and 6 on my kindle now! Cant wait to get to them! I love ruth and cathbad too!! 3y
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Ajessgirl
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I really enjoyed this installment! It had been awhile since I last read the series, and it was fun to get back into Norfolk and the characters. I found this mystery particularly engaging, and enjoyed the range of characters. The proportion of mystery and Ruth's personal storyline was just right.

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Jennick2004 I‘d love to finish my book if I didn‘t have to go to work 😭🤷‍♀️ 3y
WanderingBookaneer @Jennick2004 : I‘m a teacher. If I ignore housework, I might be able to finish this. 3y
BookishMarginalia I support that goal. 😘 3y
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Heideschrampf You‘re four books in already!? Wow! 3y
WanderingBookaneer @Heideschrampf : Only because I started them last year. 3y
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WanderingBookaneer
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I wanted to finish all of these before 2018 ended, but alas...

Cinfhen Happy 2019 ~ May the year ahead be full of love, laughter and awesome reads💗 3y
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WanderingBookaneer
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I‘m almost halfway through tagged book.

I‘m almost done with How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by N. K. Jemisin.

I want to start John Boyne‘s A Ladder to the Sky.

8little_paws I've got 20 pages left of one book, about 300 of another, and an audiobook. 3y
TheBogwitch I‘ll be happy finishing the one I started last week! 3y
TheBookAddict Same! I have 3 left to read for the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. I have 1/3 to go on one of the books. I‘m bunkering down on the couch with blankets, tea, and my kitties in hopes of finishing the one book and starting the other. 3y
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LaLecture I‘m currently reading my 99th book in 2018 so it would be awesome if I finished this and one other book 😬. 3y
MallenNC I love the Ruth Galloway series! I'm all caught up so I'm anxious for the next one to come out. I'm hoping to finish at least one more book before the end of the year. 3y
Bookzombie I have two books I want to finish for #Booked2018. I haven‘t been very focused lately though. 3y
rabbitprincess I have two print books that I *might* be able to finish by the end of the year. Of the two, the priority will be my current bus book so that I can start a new bus book in the new year 😊 3y
maleahrae I'll definitely finish Pachinko before the year is over but I'm not sure I'll be able to finish another. I have big cleaning/ decluttering plans. 3y
bookaholic1 May finish two 3y
TheSpineView Two will be my number. 3y
CSeydel I‘m hoping for three but not optimistic. I have The Library Book, An Assembly Such As This, and Why We Sleep currently in progress. 3y
Kristelh I would like to finish at least one more. 3y
WanderingBookaneer @CSeydel : The Library Book is amazing! 3y
CSeydel Yeah, I‘m really enjoying it, especially since I live in LA. I didn‘t know anything about the fire! 3y
Purrfectpages I‘ve got one more to go after the one I‘m currently reading! (edited) 3y
DivineDiana Just finished one! Planning on completing two more which were daily reads for the year, and possibly finish my audio read! 3y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Mellow Mushroom has a yummy Peach Paloma. #BooksAndBooze

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WanderingBookaneer
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Hers and hers Ruth Galloway Mysteries. I‘m reading tagged book, the third in the series, and @BookishMarginalia is on the fourth.

Chrissyreadit You two are cracking me up with the cuteness of past couple posts. 4y
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rwmg
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Good misdirection in the mystery. In the last page the domestic faeces hits the air rotation device.

Dogearedcopy 😂 4y
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BookishMarginalia
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Another workday ✅— time to read!

jfalkens Love your bookmark! 4y
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BookishMarginalia
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Got my book back. And the culprit looks adorable! #CatsofLitsy #BonBonCat

Bklover Sweet kitty! 💛 4y
AmyG 💕 4y
CouronneDhiver 😍😍 4y
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Dragon 😻 4y
Velvetfur How many cats do you have?! There's all different ones in your posts, all gorgeous of course 😁 4y
Velvetfur @BookishMarginalia Aww 6 little pudda tats, that's so lovely 💜 4y
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BookishMarginalia
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Do you think I‘ll get my book back? #BonBonCat #CatsofLitsy

MallenNC Cute. Cats are why I always have at least two books going at once! 4y
Puredragonstar #KAL strikes again! (edited) 4y
CouronneDhiver You‘re going to need kitty treats for that 4y
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BookishMarginalia
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Stopping for frozen custard after work. We love SweetBerries!

Crazeedi Yum! 4y
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BookishMarginalia
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I really should go to sleep because work. But 🤷🏻‍♀️

LouBeth Same here. I was tired about 2 hours ago but cats and books... Now I can't sleep 4y
LiteraryinLawrence That‘s exactly what I‘m reading now too! I‘m just past page 200... 4y
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Archeologist Ruth is a pragmatist after my own heart.

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BookishMarginalia
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This is a nice surprise! A #bookmap! I listened to the first two in the #RuthGalloway mysteries, so I don‘t know if any of the others had maps.

MelissaJCrispin Very cool. 4y
gradcat Doncha just love book maps? And that one even shows where the bodies were found—great! 4y
phantomx I love book maps, they immerse you further into the setting and world of the story 4y
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melbeautyandbooks Love maps! 4y
night_shift This one is cool! I dig me some book maps. 4y
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Brinx
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ and 1/2; I enjoyed how the characters progressed but the mystery portion of the plot wasn‘t as strong.

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Hello insomnia. Nice to see you again. 😒

kricheal Same here😥 4y
Cinfhen 😬😩 4y
Bibliogeekery Me too. Ugh 4y
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MCYmermaid Bother. 4y
Suet624 I seem to be on an internal 4 am alarm clock. 4y
AmyG I woke up late today...4:50am. 😳 4y
mrozzz Blah. At least you had some company in a book 4y
LauraBeth Emma woke me up at 4 am to inform me she has the flu and was going back to bed. So now I‘m on my third cup of coffee. 4y
Jaimelire Me too! Up at 3:45am! 4y
DeborahSmall I was up until 5 fucking 30. And have a banging headache today as I tried to sleep all morning 😭 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same for me... I was up all night 😩😫 4y
Jas16 Wishing you a restful night of deep sleep tonight 4y
LeahBergen 😠😠 4y
Megabooks 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 4y
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I‘m so happy I made myself lay down and read for two hours - I don‘t think I could have focused on anything else otherwise!
There were smaller bits that I figured out, but the main one was a total shock to me! 6 skeletons are found in a crevice on a Norfolk beach, and Ruth is called in to help investigate. With WWII, erosion, secrets and lies, romance, friends from the past... this was a cracking good read. On to #4!

GoldenGirl Sounds awesome! 4y
tomes4gnomes I‘ve read (and enjoyed) the first two in the series, so this one is next up, yay! 4y
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Today was supposed to be my “adult” day - you know, do the chores, make the phone calls, etc - but instead I sorted my sock drawer, finished up the leftovers, caught up on issues of NY Review of Books, and smooched Chico a lot. I‘m about to enjoy the rest of my evening by diving back into this third Ruth Galloway novel. It‘s sooooo good! 💙

haanim Sounds like a perfectly fine day to me 🤷🏽‍♀️☺️ 4y
Tamra Meh, adulting is boring. 4y
drokka Adulting includes self-care in my opinion. (That's my story...) 4y
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LauraBrook @haanim @Tamra @drokka I knew I‘d find support here! And I‘ve got time tomorrow before and after work to do my 2 phone calls. Now, back to the books! 4y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Sounds like a good day. 4y
BeckyD Your cat is so cute! 4y
LauraBrook @Beckyd Thanks! He‘s my big little boy. ❤️ 4y
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Laughterhp
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Another great book in this series! I love seeing the character‘s relationships unfold and grow. I have to see if my library has the rest of the books in the series, so I don‘t have to wait to read the rest!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

robinb I want to read this series. Think I‘ll check my library too. 😊 5y
kezzlou85 These books are so good. I'm halfway through a Dying Fall plus it's based in Norfolk where I live. Always get a little excited when she's in a location I've been to. 5y
Laughterhp @kezzlou85 Oh nice! That‘s always so exciting when a character goes somewhere you know or have been too! 5y
Laughterhp @robinb I would definitely recommend it!! 5y
robinb @Laughterhp 👍thanks!! 5y
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Meg11726
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Five weeks old and sleeping in her crib like a champ! Mamas sleeping not so well... 😂 here's to a couple minutes of relaxation!

morgan_krahn My little guy is 4 months and is still in our room 🙈 I think I‘m in denial that he‘s getting so big lol 5y
BookishTrish Take those precious moments where you find them. 5y
Meg11726 @morgan_krahn I had her sleeping in bed with me, my husband slept in spare room, while I was recovering from my section and she was so full of mucus I was nervous to leave her as she would sometimes go apneic. But she's much better now and I want her to get use to her crib and to associate it with sleep and so far the last three nights she's done so well! Sleeps even longer. 5y
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morgan_krahn @Meg11726 I‘m glad to hear you are both doing better! My little guy is in our room but in his own bed. He doesn‘t get up to eat at all but gets fussy looking for his toot, it‘s just so much easier to lean over and give it to him than actually haul my butt out of bed and walk across the house 🙈😂 5y
Hazel0303 @morgan_krahn I have a four month old also and she is still in our room. I think it's recommended they sleep in the same room at night until 6 months so you're still on track! We use the crib for during the day and naps, but she sleeps in a rock and play at night. Have been delaying the pack and play due to pure laziness haha. 5y
Hazel0303 @Meg11726 glad you're both feeling better and baby is getting used to that crib! 5y
morgan_krahn @Hazel0303 our little guy is in a pack and play and it works great for us! Although if you ask my husband, he‘s ready for us to have our room back lol 5y
Meg11726 @Hazel0303 it is recommended but I slept in my room right from the get go and I turned out okay. She loves her crib and sleeps much better in the crib then her basinet or in my bed or her pack n play. Whatever works to get us all some sleep I will take! 😂 5y
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This series just keeps getting better and better. It is a great combination of creative mystery writing with interesting relationships and backstories among the characters. I find myself relating to Ruth and her concerns much more than I expected. I've basically binge-read the first three books. Must slow down and read something else before I run through the entire series.

[DELETED] 57804897 I love that series! 5y
EvieBee I have been meaning to start this series for a long time! I have the first 3 books and I guess o keep delaying because?! I‘m putting them on my Kindle right now. 5y
kspenmoll Wonderful series! I understand the desire to binge read!!!! 5y
DrexEdit Looks like I've already got this series on my #TBR. I'll have to see if I can move it up the list! 😊 📚 📚 📚 5y
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LazyOwl
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I don't normally read crime/thriller novels, but this was for bookclub. I didn't really get into it until at least halfway through. I didn't guess the killer, but I didn't particularly care much, it just didn't grab me.

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Meg11726
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Sleeping newborn... after being awake for hours. What newborn stays awake all day?! Time for a cup of tea and a couple pages!

Annl And then she will sleep for hours and you will wonder what is wrong? They do indeed march to their own drum. Enjoy the quiet moments! 5y
Reviewsbylola I miss those days. 😭 5y
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kezzlou85
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Another interesting story in the series. Ruth is trying to cope with her job, a new baby and her feelings for Nelson. The murder mystery was interesting but the back story with the characters stole the focus more.

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Third in the DR Ruth Galloway series and a book about books and libraries. Should be some good reads.

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eanderson
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I love when books have maps! I have a good imagination but this helps me really dive into a story. 🤗 The 3rd book in the Ruth Galloway series and I liked it! Not as much as the first 2 but still a fun read!

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eanderson
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Reading a little before I workout and the next small group training class! 💪🏋️

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eanderson
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Totally didn't get to 24 hrs and I'm ok with it. Life definitely got in the way this weekend with unexpected family lunches. Happy with what I read. 1 short story, 1 book, and started another. Good for me! #24in48 #readathon Night everyone!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
abbylibrarian Well done!!!!! 5y
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eanderson
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On to the next! Very thankful that I have the next 3 in the series in my possession and the others on the way. Made the mistake of not having the Janus Stone. Learned a lesson from that! 🤣

MrBook Oooh, looks like a good read. 5y
Emiller Love this series! 5y
Hoopiefoot I love this series! 5y
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Ms.Story My favourite series!!! 😊 5y
mcipher This sounds great! 5y
eanderson @MrBook @Emiller @Hoopiefoot @Ms.Story @mcipher this series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine! 😀 5y
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eanderson
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#bookmail day!!!! Still waiting on the second book from Book Depository. 🙄

monkeygirlsmama Fun covers! 5y
eanderson @monkeygirlsmama right?!? I really like them! 5y
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elliemcc11
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Saw this and thought of you @Jess_Read_This 😊📚🇬🇧

Jess_Read_This I'm going to start buying the Brit Editions from here on out. One- because they are prettier. Two- because you get them sooner! Rumor has it book ten is out Feb in the UK and May here. 5y
elliemcc11 We would wait similarly for a US published book to arrive here 😟 5y
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kspenmoll
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#MysteriousWays #RockInMay @Cinfhen
When I want to escape the world, I turn to mysteries. Always have plenty on my Nook & Kindle phone app. 📚😃

Emiller Mysteries are my escape too 📚😊📚 5y
kspenmoll @Emiller 👏😍 5y
LauraBrook Mine too. They're the best! 5y
Cinfhen Do you have an auto buy mystery author?!? 5y
Bookquilter I buy all of those authors as soon as they have a new book come out except Carlene O'Connor... I be never read her... library request already qued. Thanks ... Happy Murder☠️☠️☠️☠️ (edited) 5y
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I've had this series on my mind because I'm waiting it so patiently for the next one. There's a spooky house right on the edge of a cliff, and of course a murder!! #homebythesea #RockinMay

DebinHawaii Great picture and the book sounds good too! 👍📚 5y
bookwrm526 @DebinHawaii thanks! I took that one a while back on a family vacation in Florida 5y
Cinfhen Love this picture💙💙💙 5y
Sace This picture zens me out. 5y
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Andrew65
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#homebythesea This was the first book I read in the Ruth Galloway Series. A great crime book / mystery book with an excellent back story. This made me fall in love with the series and enjoyed every one, a wonderful group of characters.

Rachbb3 This is a series definitely in my #TBR l 5y
Andrew65 @rachbb3 I definitely enjoy it and have read everyone except the one just published. Read this one first then started the series from book 1 when I realised how much I enjoyed it. 5y
Melissa_J Is this the first book in the series? I know I've read the first book but I didn't think that was the title 🤔 5y
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Andrew65 @Melissa_J No this is the third book in the series, The first book is The Crossing Places and the second book The Janus Stone. Often I pick up a book in charity shops or book sales and if I enjoy it I then start a series from book 1. Just depends which book I come across first. 5y
Melissa_J @Andrew65 Thank you! The Crossing Places is the one I've read, with Janus Stone waiting on my TBR pile. 5y
Cinfhen Nothing like discovering a good series with a long backlist 💛💚💛 5y
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gracemom
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Today's book mail. Tonight's reading choice. I'm hooked on these right now.