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The Stone Circle
The Stone Circle: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 11 | Elly Griffiths
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'My favourite series' Val McDermid DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead. Or are they? Meanwhile Ruth is working on a dig in the Saltmarsh - another henge, known by the archaeologists as the stone circle - trying not to think about the baby. Then bones are found on the site, and identified as those of Margaret Lacey, a twelve-year-old girl who disappeared thirty years ago. As the Margaret Lacey case progresses, more and more aspects of it begin to hark back to that first case of The Crossing Places, and to Scarlett Henderson, the girl Nelson couldn't save. The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly.
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Suelizbeth
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Another henge, another unidentified body. But, wait, there are 2 bodies, and one is not ancient. Nelson and Ruth find themselves working a familiar scenario. Ruth also thinks she‘s seen a ghost, but it‘s not who she thinks it is. Stone circles, mysterious rituals, dead girls, kidnapping, revelation upon revelation. This novel is packed! And so satisfying. This series just gets better and better. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheSpineView
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Another great book in this series. I read it in read time. I am emotionally invested in the lives of the characters I feel like I am involved in a soap opera. 4.5⭐

Another book for the #SeriesRead2022 challenge !

tokorowilliamwallace Oh, I might have to hop onto this challenge, even though the attention required for series reading (or watching) comes hard for me. But I started Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth and have two volumes (not in order) of Outlander, by recommendation, so I can try for those. I also have two volumes now in Corean Chronicles by Modesitt, Jr. and for Elizabeth George, and have been picking a lot of old Ed McBain volumes.

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TheSpineView @tokorowilliamwallace Would love to have you join the challenge. It is low key with no requirements. So feel free join as much or as little as you like. 5mo
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#WeekendReading @Andrew65

1️⃣ Tagged, The Sone Circle by Elly Griffiths
2️⃣ Immortal Rising (ARC)

This is new from Andrew. Feel free to play along.

Andrew65 Love the Ruth Galloway Series. 6mo
Cpg “Light from Heaven” (Jan Karon) Book 9 Mitford series. 6mo
TheSpineView @Andrew65 👍📖📚 6mo
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nocto
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Mehso-so

Enjoyable as the eleventh in an ongoing series, I thought the mystery was a bit weak. It harks back to the first book in the series and feels like a kind of remix, even though it‘s not. Fun, but not where I‘d recommend anyone to start.

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nocto
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With Christmas more or less all packed away it‘s time to sit down & see what‘s happening down in Norfolk with Ruth & Nelson & co. I think I come back to this series for the characters more than the mysteries. I‘m not saying the mysteries are bad (they aren‘t) but they are only one component of my enjoyment of this series.

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rwmg
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Ruth and Nelson receive anonymous letters eerily reminiscent of those in the first book. But Erik is dead, isn't he?

The person I had marked down as the culprit was guilty but not of the main crime. Still, I was half right. We had enough archaeology and Cathbad to keep me going, as I was wondering whether to give up on this series.

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Shemac77
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Read a book in a day, which equals a really good day.

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Shemac77
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More lakeside reading.

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EadieB
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Day 31 - #AuthorAcknowledgements #BiblioMaynia
#TheStoneCircle #EllyGriffiths

This is an Author Acknowledgement from one of my favorite authors!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👍🏻 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
kspenmoll Love her books! 2y
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EadieB @kspenmoll Me too! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve been wanting to read her books but am reluctant to start a new series. I have so many series read halfway! 2y
EadieB @erzascarletbookgasm You need to read this series as it is one of the best series! Ask @Andrew65 he will say the same thing! 2y
Andrew65 @erzascarletbookgasm @EadieB I will say the same thing, like Eadie I love this series, one of my favourites. An interesting female lead, who is an archaeologist, alongside a slightly cantankerous lead detective she has feelings for. Throw in a Druid and a great group of characters and what more could you want, oh yes of course there are also murders and a historical connection. @kspenmoll 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 Great description of the series! 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, difficult to sum up the series in 451 characters! 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 You did great! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Andrew65 @EadieB what an enticing description! Like @TrishB I want to finish one series before I start another one! 😂 Soon, very soon. My Dublin Murder Squad series has one more book to go, then I‘m up-to date! 2y
EadieB @erzascarletbookgasm Great! You will love this series! 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m sure you will to. I wish I had your‘s and @TrishB‘s discipline when it comes to series! Although I have finished a few recently and another I should finish in the next week or so. 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 I know the feeling as I have started and never finished a couple hundred series. @erzascarletbookgasm 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB @erzascarletbookgasm Very similar numbers to me but possibly have 10 - 20 series that I am very actively reading at the moment. (edited) 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 Very hard to catch up on all of them but everyone is a series we love so we will not run out of books we love to read, for sure! 2y
TrishB I have of these on my kindle at the moment. I think I worked out I‘m actively reading 23 series and yes, hundreds fall by the wayside! Sticking to my adding new ones when up to date with another only so far 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
EadieB @TrishB I'm impressed with your discipline of not reading any new series until you finish another. Great plan! 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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Morning solitude. I can't believe I have to leave this place tomorrow to go back to social distancing in the city (and work)!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! Stay safe!! ❤️ 2y
Lindy Lovely photo. 🌲 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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Solitude

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Isolate and read 💓

BookishMe Blissful 😍😍 2y
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Social distancing

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Bibliogeekery
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Social distancing

MyNamesParadise That‘s beautiful! Where is that? 2y
Bibliogeekery @MyNamesParadise it's in Muskoka, Ontario. It's called the Torrance Barrens 2y
MyNamesParadise @Bibliogeekery oh I love Canada! Haven‘t been to Ontario yet though! I‘ve been to the Maritime provinces. 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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Social distancing

Mitch Seems like an idyllic place to be (at any time) 2y
AmyG So peaceful. 2y
Tamra Nice! 2y
readordierachel What gorgeous spot 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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A little cosy mystery comfort reading! 😍📚

LiteraryLona I love her books! 2y
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EadieB
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The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson as they have been receiving threatening letters regarding finding the body of Margaret Lacey who was murdered 30 years ago. I enjoyed Griffiths writing, well-drawn characters and plot mixed with archeology and murder. The series should be read in order in regards to the complex relationships involved. Recommended to those who love British mystery thrillers.

#TheStoneCircle #EllyGriffiths

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Andrew65
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The work week is over! 🍾🥂😍 So time to get stuck into #LitsyPartyofone

Got hot chocolate and an orange to keep me going as I read the next section of the Group Read of Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths and aim to finish John Henry Days before the end of month for #AuthoraMonth. Just as well it is a leap year because gives me the extra day I will need!

What are you reading?

Crazeedi Stone circle is good!! 2y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Not an author I know. 2y
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Crazeedi @Andrew65 she wrote a book about Ava Gardener that was really good. Also one called Carnegie's maid. This one is from Clemmies POV 2y
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Will have to check her out. (edited) 2y
gradcat @Andrew65 I‘m reading tagged book right now—sooo good! How are you feeling? Any better? Any answers? ♥️ 2y
GHABI4ROSES Amen on Leap Years! Was out all day yesterday, time to Thon! 2y
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Andrew65
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Today I started book 11 in the Ruth Galloway Series. This is one of my favourite series and really looking forward to this. If you enjoy good crime / mystery or suspense books with great characterisation you need to read these. 😍

TrishB Another I‘ve not started! 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB Something to really look forward to then. (edited) 2y
TrishB We‘ll never run out of series that‘s for sure 😁 2y
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Myhusbandhatesreading I‘ll have to check these out!! 2y
andrew61 I read book 1 two years ago, loved it, bought book 2 and haven't started it yet. Will move it up the pile. 2y
Andrew65 @Myhusbandhatesreading You do need to give them a go as they are good. 2y
Andrew65 @andrew61 And I think they only get better. 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB That‘s for certain! 😳 2y
rwmg I've only read the first 7. I tend to get her and Ruth Ellis muddled - similar names, both have archaeologists helping the police. 2y
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Andrew65
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Schedule of the Group Read of #TheStoneCircle, Book 11 in the excellent Ruth Galloway Series. This group read is taking place on Librarything.

Ideal book for #Norfolk in the #Separatedbyapondtour.

EadieB Thanks for the schedule! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! Does the entire series take place in Norfolk, or just this book? I'm a little OCD about reading books in order haha 2y
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Yes the whole series takes place in Norfolk. The first one is 2y
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TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! I stacked that one to help me remember!! 2y
LauraBrook Finished this last month and loved it! Can‘t wait for the next one this coming June. Tip: don‘t read a summary for the new one, spoilers abound. 2y
Andrew65 @LauraBrook Thanks for the warning. I try not to read any blurbs because of potential spoilers. As always, loving this book. 2y
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks It is one of my favourite series. 2y
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kezzlou85
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Another great instalment in the series. The mystery is interesting though I found myself more curious about their own lives than the murder. I hadn't figured out the killer which is always a good thing. The story itself is steady and detailed. The ending was really good and left me wanting another story. I need to know what will happen with Ruth and Nelson, I'm still not sure how I want it to finally end. I love Cathbad. 4*

Crazeedi Love this series! I'm through it and waiting for next installment!! 2y
Crazeedi Have you read this? I just borrowed it 2y
kezzlou85 @Crazeedi me too. Ooh no I haven't will have to look it up. 2y
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Crazeedi @kezzlou85 dont know if it will be as good as Ruth and Nelson but I figured I'd see 2y
kezzlou85 @Crazeedi hmm possibly not. You'll have to let me know what you think. 2y
emmaturi I love this series, hopefully the next one is out soon! 2y
kezzlou85 @emmaturi I'm hoping so too. 2y
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kezzlou85
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On the school run reading whilst waiting for my daughter and spot a place very close to home. I live minutes away from Scarning Fen and it's beautiful. These books have always been local but never this local.

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Crazeedi
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4.5⭐ finished the most recent Ruth Galloway book. Can't wait for the next one.
#SeriesRead @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 🤩 Excellant! 3y
emmaturi Me too! 3y
Lynnsoprano I really enjoyed this one. I‘m going to have to try her Magic Men Series until the next book comes out. 3y
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Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano haven't read that series, I'll look it up, and I have to ask your opinion is Ruth ever going to get Nelson?? 3y
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi That‘s the question, isn‘t it? 😄 3y
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MallenNC
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This is my favorite mystery series, and this was another good reading experience. The case echos the one in the first book, and there are several connections to the original story. As always, there‘s just as much happening between the recurring characters as in the mystery. I can‘t wait to see what‘s next for Ruth.

PatriciaU This one was so much better than The Dark Angel. I feel like Ruth got lost a bit in the weird triangle with Nelson & Michelle. Stone Circle brings back to feisty Ruth from the early books. 3y
MallenNC @PatriciaU I read a description of the next book, and I‘m really looking forward to what happens next. I love Ruth (and Cathbad). 3y
Hoopiefoot @PatriciaU Yes! I feel the same way. 3y
PatriciaU @mallenNC - We all should have a Cathbad in our lives! 3y
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MallenNC
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I moved in December and my new place has a room for (not quite) all my books. This big chair is becoming my #FavoriteReadingSpot and it will be even better now that I have found this little table where I can put my drink. I hope to finish the tagged book in here this weekend. #SelfImprovementSept

Leftcoastzen Looks like a great spot! 3y
Seekingtardis I LOVE that chair!!!! 3y
MallenNC @Seekingtardis Thank you! It was the first new thing I picked out for my place! I had it covered with this material. I love it. 3y
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Lcsmcat So Cheerful! And it looks comfy. (edited) 3y
marleed I love your chair! 3y
OriginalCyn620 Love it! Glad you found a table! ❤️😊 3y
Tamra Love the fabric! 3y
Nute That chair looks so comfortable! Perfect for reading! 3y
MallenNC @Nute It is a great reading chair. I just wish I had more time to be in it. 3y
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MallenNC
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This book doesn‘t fit any of the reading goals I just set for September but I think I‘m going to read it over this holiday weekend! This is my favorite series.

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Ms.Story
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As always I loved being back with Ruth, Nelson & their archeological mysteries. I wish I was just discovering this series so I wouldn't have to wait for book 12!

RachelAmphlett I only discovered this series in the past year and love it! 3y
eanderson I need to get back to this series! I‘m way behind. I think I‘ve only read 4! 3y
Ms.Story @eanderson The 12th one is to be published Feb 2020! 😊 3y
Ms.Story @RachelAmphlett That's awesome! I'm already counting down to book 12 in Feb 2020! 😊 3y
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Ms.Story
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Nearly half way through and enjoying this one immensely! It's #11 in my favourite series.

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Lynnsoprano
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This really has become my favorite series. This most recent book has references to the first book, and takes the reader down some blind alleys that make it more difficult to figure out whodunnit. More archaeology in this book than the last couple, which I enjoyed.

brit91 That's a beautiful picture!😍😎 3y
AbigailDays Oh wow, did you take that picture? It's gorgeous! 3y
Lynnsoprano @brit91 @AbigailDays Thanks! Yes, I took it on our vacation last month. It‘s at Anna Ruby Falls in northern Georgia. 3y
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“Why didn‘t you tell me that you knew Leif?” says Judy
“You didn‘t ask,” says Cathbad.

This cracked me up, because I have gotten the same answer so many times from my husband that it‘s a family joke. I showed this to him, and he howled😂

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Lynnsoprano
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Started this book this morning while I was waiting to see the surgeon for my post-op checkup. Got the best news, that the pathology was negative. So I don‘t have to worry about that and can focus on Ruth‘s latest mystery. (Raided my grandson‘s rock collection for the picture 😂 )

ValerieAndBooks Good news indeed 💖! And having a grandson come in handy sometimes 😊 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! ☺️☺️ 3y
Suet624 Congrats! 3y
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squirrelbrain Great news! ❤️ 3y
Bookzombie Yay!! 💗 3y
valeriegeary 🙌 3y
Lcsmcat Yay! 3y
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Excellent news! 3y
Jas16 🙌🏽🙌🏽 3y
Crazeedi Glad to hear this news Lynn!! 3y
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emmaturi
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I very much enjoyed this latest installment about Dr Ruth Galloway and the other great characters! #books

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Lynnsoprano
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Went a little farther afield today, as I feel better and have more energy after surgery. Hubby took me to lunch at our favorite Greek place, then wanted to go to the main library. Who am I to say no?😎 Picked up these two for me. I haven‘t read a Lady Emily mystery in quite a while, and of course l couldn‘t resist the latest Ruth Galloway installment.

Crazeedi I'm adding both! I am reading the chalk pit right now 3y
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emmaturi
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This is what I picked to read this month, it does seem a lot but hopefully will manage them all or most! #tbr

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bookwrm526
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I was happy to see this series get back to the archaeology at least a LITTLE bit. I still hate the love triangle and wish she would resolve it!! Happy the series is still going, though, so I guess I shouldn‘t complain too much!!

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Grrlbrarian
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Lots of reading outside today. ❤️🇺🇸

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Hoopiefoot
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I was going to head to the beach today but decided I didn‘t want to fight holiday traffic. Plus, staying home means more reading time!

Really enjoyed finishing this latest Ruth Galloway mystery on my front porch with my morning tea.

kspenmoll I love her books! Enjoy! 3y
aa_guer2021 Sounds like a lovely spot to read. 3y
Crazeedi I've been gobbling up this series!! 3y
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I'm so excited for this #ReleaseDay book!

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rretzler
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ARC of the 11rh in the Ruth Galloway series. A 2nd henge is found near the site of the henge from Ruth and Nelson‘s 1st case together. Then both Ruth and Nelson start to receive letters very like those from that case-but the original writer is dead. Things really start to heat up when the bones of a young female are found at the henge site. Love this series-fantastic addition. Interesting mystery and series is moved along well. 4.5/5.0 ⭐️ #2019

kamoorephoto Cutie pie kitty! 3y
rretzler Thanks! @kamoorephoto (edited) 3y
tammysue Oh goodness how adorable! ☺️ 3y
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rretzler Thanks! @whatshesreadingnow He loves to have his tummy scratched. (edited) 3y
AntoinetteBuchanan I love this series, too 3y
rretzler @AntoinetteBuchanan Have you read her other series, Stephens & Mephisto? I enjoy it as well, although I don‘t find it quite as good as Ruth Galloway. 3y
AntoinetteBuchanan @rretzler not yet but they are on the horizon - good to have recommendation though. Thankyou :-) 3y
Leftcoastzen 😻 3y
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rretzler
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Decided to try to participate in the #24B4Monday readathon even though my younger son has a soccer tournament all weekend and we are going to see Avengers Endgame tonight. Started this morning but forgot to set my timer😕😝 Oh, well! 🤷🏼‍♀️

BeansPage Lol I always do that sweetie. 🙃 No worries just estimate your time! 3y
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EadieB
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Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers and NetGalley for a copy of this book for an honest review.

11th installment Ruth Galloway series, Ruth and DCI Nelson are haunted by a ghost from their past, just as their future lands on shaky ground. They have received letters similar to those from the past and Ruth has discovered more human bones during her present archeological dig called The Stone Circle, another henge on the saltmarsh.

EadieB They are the bones of Margaret Lacey, a 12 year-old girl who went missing 30 years ago. The head archeologist is Leif Anderssen, son of Eric Anderssen, friend of Ruth's from years ago. 3y
EadieB This series needs to be read in order as the characters drive the storyline. My favorite part of the series is reading about the complex situation between Nelson and the two loves of his life, his wife Michelle and his mistress Ruth. Nelson and Michelle are happy about their new baby, George, and decide it's time to tell their daughters that Ruth's Kate is also their sister. The secret is not received too well by Laura and Rebecca. 3y
EadieB Elly Griffiths is a beautiful writer and I enjoy her descriptions of the Norfolk area and the saltmarsh. Her characters are well-drawn and the plots a mixture of archeology and murder. I'm looking forward to the 12th installment and recommend this series to those who love mystery thrillers from England. 3y
Ms.Story My favourite series!! Can't wait! 🤗 3y
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Tove_Reads
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Friday night fever!

Cathythoughts Looks good 👍🏻♥️ 3y
Bookladylinda Every time I see a book by Peter May, I wonder why I haven‘t read one of his books yet. 🤔 3y
Tove_Reads @Bookladylinda I read my first one a month ago. This is my third. I am hooked! 3y
Bookladylinda @Tove_Reads Now I need to read one of his books sooner than later. 3y
EadieB @Tove_Reads one of my favorite authors too! 3y
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It‘s a great day when you come home to a book you‘ve been anxiously awaiting. All the way from The UK to VA! Can you tell I‘m excited to start this one???

rretzler I‘m still waiting on mine. Good to know that someone else orders Elly Griffiths from the UK to get it before the US release. I do that with Christopher Fowler and Jasper Fforde books as well! 3y
JulieAnn I can‘t wait that long for the US release so once I discovered that I could order it, I started with Elly Griffiths. I also ordered The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood from Australia! 3y
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Exited about this one! Number 11 in the series.

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