The House at Sea's End (Ruth Galloway Mystery) (Paperback)
" 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?
"A wonderful atmospheric mystery."- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"Ruth Galloway is a remarkable, delightful character… A must-read for fans of crime and mystery fiction."-The Associated Press "Expect to be swept away by Griffith's third compelling forensic anthropology entry. The author is a past Mary Higgins Clark Award winner, and her Gothic, romantic-suspense workmanship is superb."—Library Journal (Starred) "Galloway is an everywoman, smart, successful and little bit unsure of herself. Readers will look forward to learning more about her." -- USA Today "Griffiths is one of England’s freshest mystery writers. Her novels combine a dramatic sense of place with a complicated mystery, and with each new installment, her character of Ruth Galloway becomes more complex and dynamic." --Curled Up "Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway’s an uncommon, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion." –Erin Hart, Agatha and Anthony Award nominated author of HAUNTED GROUND and LAKE OF SORROWS "Forensic archeologist and academic Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth - an inspired creation."-Louise Penny