A Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Mystery

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Fiction - 392 pages
28 Reviews
"A Dying Fall, like all of Griffiths' work, combines an intriguing plot with well-drawn characters--topped by the ever-fascinating Ruth--and a keen sense of place and history. Connoisseurs of thoughtful suspense will revel in its many pleasures."--Richmond Times-Dispatch


When Ruth Galloway learns that her old university friend Dan Golding has died in a house fire, she is shocked and saddened. But when she receives a letter that Dan had written just before he died, her sadness turns to suspicion.

The letter tells of a great archaeological discovery, but Dan also says that he is scared for his life. Was Dan's death linked to his find? The only clue is his mention of the Raven King, an ancient name for King Arthur.

When she arrives in Lancashire, Ruth discovers that the bones reveal a shocking fact about King Arthur--and that the bones have mysteriously vanished. The case draws in DCI Nelson, determined to protect Ruth and their eighteen-month-old daughter, Kate. But someone is willing to kill to keep the bones a secret, and it is beginning to look as if no one is safe.


"Another gem packed with offbeat, well-developed characters and a quirky, challenging mystery."--Kirkus

"As with all Ruth Galloway mysteries, the application of forensic archaeology is intriguing . . . readers are in for a really good time with this flesh-and-blood bone expert."--Booklist, starred
  

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Review: A Dying Fall (Ruth Galloway #5)

User Review  - Anne Slater - Goodreads

I've never read a Ruth Galloway mystery so was glad finally to have been enticed into one. A Dying Fall is an engaging and amusing mystery full of Druids, bones, academic intrigue, romantic intrigue ... Read full review

Review: A Dying Fall (Ruth Galloway #5)

User Review  - Peacejanz - Goodreads

Another wonderful Ruth Galloway mystery. Single mother Galloway struggles to protect her 18 month old daughter, Kate, while solving a mystery about the strange death of a college classmate she has not ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Elly Griffith 's Ruth Galloway novels -- The Crossing Places , The Janus Stone , The House at Sea's End , A Room Full of Bones , A Dying Fall , and The Outcast Dead -- have been praised as "gripping" (Louise Penny), "highly atmospheric," ( New York Times Book Review ), and "must-reads for fans of crime fiction" ( Associated Press ). She is the winner of the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award.

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