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The Lantern Men
The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12 | Elly Griffiths
'My favourite current series' Val McDermid Everything has changed for Dr Ruth Galloway. She has a new job, home and partner, and is no longer North Norfolk police's resident forensic archaeologist. That is, until convicted murderer Amyas March offers to make DCI Nelson a deal. Nelson was always sure that March killed more women than he was charged with. Now March confirms this, and offers to show Nelson where the other bodies are buried - but only if Ruth will do the digging. Curious, but wary, Ruth agrees. March tells Ruth that he killed four more women and that their bodies are buried near a village bordering the fens, said to be haunted by the Lantern Men, mysterious figures holding lights that lure travellers to their deaths. Is Amyas March himself a lantern man, luring Ruth back to Norfolk? What is his plan, and why is she so crucial to it? And are the killings really over?
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kspenmoll
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What can I say about Dr.Ruth Galloway,DCI Harry Nelson, daughter Kate,DCI Judy Johnson, & druid Cathbad? I love them all. It was like being home again with them.
Ruth now living with Frank in Cambridge,is drawn into Nelson‘s investigation because murderer Ivor March says he wants to make a deal with her:he will reveal where other murdered women are buried if Ruth will do the digging. Of course she agrees.An atmospheric read, rooted in local lore.

thereadingpal Oh, seems really interesting! 3w
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kspenmoll
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Hoping to get a few reviews done on this beautiful morning. I am so so backlogged!
#coffeeandbooks #bookreviews #porchlife

thereadingpal Goodmorning! Good luck with the reviews 😃 3w
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kspenmoll
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#porchlife #booksandwine
Relaxing after a wonderful family day viewing a Milton Avery exhibit at our local art museum,The Wadsworth Atheneum.

catiewithac I love Milton Avery!!! 3w
kspenmoll @catiewithac The exhibit was fantastic-tracing his artistic evolution from 1918-1960s. 3w
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Suelizbeth
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Everything is topsy turvy. Ruth and Kate are in Cambridge with Frank - OK…NO! This doesn‘t feel right, at all. Ruth gets dragged into an investigation of a serial killer after her former boss, Phil, seemingly bungles an excavation. There are so many twists and turns, and Ruth is having panic attacks. Something has to give, and it does. The ending had me feeling so relieved. And the murder(s)(?) Is solved. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kimzey I‘ve read the first four in this series and looking forward to more! 4w
Suelizbeth @Kimzey I just started the 13th and can‘t wait for the 14th! I just devour this series! 📚❤️ 4w
kspenmoll Love your review!!! 3w
Suelizbeth @kspenmoll Thank you! 📚❤️ 3w
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TheSpineView
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I am enthralled with this series. There is only one more book to read (#13) then I have to wait until June for the next one. So here's my problem, do read the next one now or wait until right before #14 comes out to read it?🤔

BTW, 4 stars for this one!

Booksnchill Love Ruth🥰 5mo
ravenlee Split the difference and read it in April! 5mo
TheSpineView @ravenlee Good idea! 5mo
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TheSpineView
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#GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Lantern

I am currently working on this series. This book is #12 and next up for me in book 9.

#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

Eggs My choice too! 7mo
TheSpineView @Eggs Great minds! 👍😘😀 7mo
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Eggs
Lantern Men | Elly Griffiths
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙🕯📚 7mo
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nocto
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Enjoyable, but it‘s about the twelfth in the series, if it wasn‘t enjoyable I wouldn‘t still be here! I thought the plot was pretty thin in places though, it felt like you could have pinned the crime on any of a number of characters and the non-recurring characters could have been fleshed out more. Still fun all the same. This was October‘s #doublespin book.

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nocto
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New month, new plans! Though not very different from October as I hardly got through anything. Tagged book is my leftover #bookspin from October which I've started and am now speeding through. Let's hope that bodes well for the rest of the month. Thanks as ever to @TheAromaOfBooks for organisational goodness!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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TheEllieMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 201
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

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rwmg
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Ivor March has been convicted of killing 2 women but Nelson is sure he also killed 2 other missing women. March agrees to reveal where they're buried, but only if Ruth is present & agrees to excavate the burials.

Elly Griffiths is back on form. It's one of the best in the series: the mystery itself is intriguing, Ruth does her forensic archaeology, and despite the continuing entanglements, we're not lurching from one soap opera crisis to another.

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rwmg
Lantern Men | Elly Griffiths
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Up to date with this series now

PatriciaU one of my favorite series 2y
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rwmg
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She has been walking for a long time.

#FirstLineFridays

@ShyBookOwl

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Bibliogeekery
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Just got this from the library. I found the last couple books in this series a bit too predictable and repetitive - hope this one surprises me a bit!

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Shemac77
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I enjoy Ruth Galloway immensely. The plot sometimes leaves something to be desired but Ruth never disappoints.

JamieArc I really liked The Stranger Diaries (a stand-alone) by this author. I‘ll have to try this series. 2y
Shemac77 Oh! I should add that to my list. Her Ruth Galloway series is wonderful. Let me know how you like them. @JamieArc 2y
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Shemac77
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Evening reading between calls

Trashcanman Stay safe and you're a badass 🤗 thanks for being a human that helps. 2y
Shemac77 Thank you! I really love my job so I‘m one of the lucky ones. @Trashcanman 2y
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I don‘t know how this series can keep getting better, but it does. This time, the mystery revolves around the murders of young women. Nelson thinks he has the serial killer in custody, but does he? Ruth excavates some of the bodies and discovers another that does fit the pattern. I‘d encountered the legend of the lantern men in another novel, so I was interested in how it was worked into this story Love these characters. Five ⭐️

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Lynnsoprano
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I am so excited to start this book. I bought the first of this series almost three years ago, on our last trip to England, when a dear friend introduced me to the books. I was going to wait to read it on Overdrive or Cloud Library, but the wait was at least three weeks, and I‘m too impatient.

PatriciaU It‘s so good! One of her best. I just saw she has a new one coming out in September with the same characters from The Stranger Diaries! 2y
Lynnsoprano @PatriciaU oh, I really enjoyed that book. Must look for the new one. I‘ve read the first of the Magic Men series, and need to read the rest of those, too. But Ruth is my favorite. 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Another great addition to the Ruth Galloway series. Ruth now lives with Frank in Cambridge and she has a new job. She is however drawn back to Norfolk due to a case. A convicted murderer offers the police a deal. He is willing to tell the police about the murders, but only if Ruth will handle the diggings to find the murder victims. Naturally she agrees. She is once again involved in a case that the media is all over. ⬇

Tove_Reads The case has something to do with the mysterious Lantern men, but who are they? Young, tall blonde women seem to be the target, but one of the victims does not fit the pattern… It is an enjoyable read. The beginning took me by surprise since it took the reader two years forward from the previous book to Ruth‘s new life. Once I got used to the idea the book focused mostly on Norfolk and its quirky people. This book is a solid part of the series and 2y
Crazeedi I cant wait to read!! 2y
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Andrew65
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Another winner in the wonderful Ruth Galloway Series, A new job and town for Ruth wiphich I thought would negatively affect the series but Elly Griffiths made this work.pleased Clough was still evident in the boom although he too has taken up a new job. Would have liked a bit more of him and Cathbad in this book, the relationships are the real strength of this series. Totally recommended. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy.

Andrew65 Book 3 finished for #JubilantJuly and my second NetGalley book. 2y
ShelleyBooksie This was the first book I have read in this series and I really enjoyed it. 2y
Andrew65 @ShelleyBooksie It is an excellent series, I do recommend the others. 2y
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Tove_Reads I hope we‘ll find other great books on NG soon! Which ones do you have unread atm? 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads The Cursed City by Laurence O‘Bryan 2y
Tove_Reads Cool! I still have read zero books by Val, but I have a feeling I will soon. They are really popular, and I want to start with the first in the series. 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads The Tony Banks / Carol Jordan Series by Val McDermid is one of my favourite series. 2y
Tove_Reads 👍🏽 Thanks! That one is on the shelf in one of the 63 libraries in the Helsinki area, so ordered it to the one I frequent. I love that it‘s free of charge! (edited) 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads That‘s even better. Book 2 in the series would make my top 10 list. 2y
Tove_Reads I believe I still haven‘t seen your top 10 list, which you promised over two years ago 😂😂😂 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads On Sumner Break next week so will produce it during the six week break. Promise 🤞 2y
Tove_Reads Can‘t wait! It‘s going to be hard, so no rest for the wicked 🤣🤣 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Very hard! 2y
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MallenNC
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My favorite mystery series never disappoints. I couldn‘t wait to see where Dr. Ruth Galloway ended up after the previous book. (No spoilers) This was an entertaining mystery but as always the continuing personal life storylines (Ruth, Nelson, and Cathbad and Judy are my favorites) are what interest me most! Now I can‘t wait for the next one.

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ShelleyBooksie
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First book I have read in this series. Mystery was a page turner and I really enjoyed the characters and the setting. Solid 4 stars.

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Ms.Story
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I hope this series never ends! 😍 I love Ruth and Griffiths‘ stories ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ms.Story
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Preordered this one and have been ‘saving‘ it! I love this series 😊

emmaturi It is a good one! 2y
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MallenNC
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The real world has felt like a #horror show but I have the day off, which provides a great chance to read a highly anticipated book! This is my favorite mystery series and I couldn‘t wait for the US release so I got it from the UK. #MagnificentMarch #catsoflitsy

OriginalCyn620 And I see you have one of your reading buddies keeping you company! Give Kate and Pippa pets from me! 😊 2y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Yes! Kate decided it was her turn to read. 2y
Leftcoastzen 😻cute kitty! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2y
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emmaturi
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Again another great story in this series. I really hope it gets made into a TV show! #bookseries

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EadieB
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Ruth has a new job, home and partner but convicted murderer, Amyas March, requests that Ruth come back to Norfolk to help DCI Nelson find the bodies that he has buried. He leads them to an area haunted by The Lantern Men. This is another interesting installment in the Ruth Galloway series which finds Ruth and Nelson still having strong feelings for each other even though Frank also has his eyes on Ruth. Recommended

#TheLanternMen #EllyGriffiths

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EadieB
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#LitsyPartyofOne

Getting ready to leap into these books to finish up February! Apples, cheddar cheese and tea!

Andrew65 Some great choices. 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 Looking forward to finishing these! 2y
Crazeedi Cant wait to read the new Elly book 2y
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EadieB @Crazeedi It is a good one! 2y
gradcat @EadieB How did you get the new Susan Hill/Simon Serrailler novel? I‘m jealous...it‘s not out yet on Amazon! I can‘t wait to see what you think of it! ♥️ 2y
Bklover Ooh your apples and cheese look heavenly! 2y
EadieB @gradcat I got it from my library. It was published in 2019. 2y
EadieB @Bklover They were so good! 2y
gradcat @EadieB Hmmm, I can‘t understand why Amazon has it listed as a pre-order. There must be something wrong there. But anyway, thanks for letting me know that it‘s out—I love Simon Serrailler! ♥️ 2y
EadieB @gradcat did you check the library? 2y
Crazeedi @gradcat check and see if that preorder is for paperback? Sometimes they come out later, but if you click in that you'll see hardcover available 2y
EadieB @Crazeedi @gradcat I‘m reading trade paperback from my library. Seems it‘s from the UK though. (edited) 2y
Crazeedi @EadieB so it might not be out here yet 2y
EadieB @Crazeedi Right! With the Lantern Man, I got an audio file from an eBay seller and transferred it to iTunes on my computer and listened to it that way. @gradcat the lantern man
New message from: franolivon (51)
Many thanks for your recent purchase! Please find the link below to access and download your audiobook:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s9SooyGQ3cyb7h_5Ho_IeXD0amC1UOFt/view?usp=drivesdk
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gradcat @EadieB & @Crazeedi You know, it‘s the Kindle edition (& possibly the paperback as well) that‘s not being released until April. I‘ll just wait until then...I‘ve got plenty to keep me going until then! In fact, too much plenty, if you know what I mean!! 🤣🤪♥️ (edited) 2y
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kezzlou85
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Current book in this series and still as brilliant as ever. The plot was fascinating with a good build to the dramatic conclusion. I had figured out some of the truth but not all which is always good. The underlying stories add to the book especially between Nelson and Ruth. I do miss Dave Clough though, he was a favourite character of mine. Another brilliant addition to the series. 4*

kspenmoll I did not know this was out!!! Excited! 2y
kezzlou85 @kspenmoll I didn't either just happened to spot it in Tesco. 2y
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kezzlou85
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##24B4Monday is going okay for me. I'm aiming for 12 hours as it's a busy weekend. Not finished any yet but got a chunk of a way through a couple of books. @jb72 @andrew65 @SumisBooks

Andrew65 Going well and ahead of target. 👏👏👏 2y
kezzlou85 Thanks, yep so far so good. 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Want to read it now!!

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EadieB
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Eggs Clever ❣️👏🏻🤗 2y
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Ms.Story
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My weekend is booked!!! Been waiting a year for this one 🥰

Cathythoughts How exciting ✨✨✨✨✨ 2y
Tamra What a great cover! 2y
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