The House At Sea's End

THE HOUSE AT SEA’S END

Ruth Galloway Mysteries #3


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,

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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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  • Mariner Books
  • Paperback
  • November 2012
  • 384 Pages
  • 9780547844176

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About Elly Griffiths

Elly GriffithsElly Griffiths is a writer and former publisher of children’s books. Her Ruth Galloway novels are inspired by her husband, who gave up a banking job to train as an archaeologist, and her eccentric aunt, a sea captain on the Norfolk coast who filled her niece’s head with the myths and legends of that area. She lives near Brighton, on the English coast.

Griffith’s Ruth Galloway novels 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 received a nomination for a 2012 Barry award for Best British Fiction for The House at Sea’s End, and is the winner of the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award.

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Praise

“A palpable sense of evil… perfect for dark winter evenings.” Financial Times (UK) 

“The perfect ratio of anticipation, shock, and surprise.”Independent (UK) 

“After just two books in this gripping series the central characters have the allure of old friends, and it’s great to find that the third title is just as enthralling as its predecessors.”Guardian (UK)