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The Woman In Blue Elly Griffiths

The Woman In Blue By Elly Griffiths

The Woman In Blue by Elly Griffiths


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Summary

Ruth Galloway returns in a new thrilling adventure from the best-selling Elly Griffiths

The Woman In Blue Summary

The Woman In Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8 by Elly Griffiths

The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation.

Ruth's friend Cathbad is house-sitting in Walsingham, a Norfolk village famous as a centre for pilgrimages to the Virgin Mary. One night, Cathbad sees a strange vision in the graveyard beside the cottage: a young woman dressed in blue. Cathbad thinks that he may have seen the Madonna herself but, the next morning, the woman's body, dressed in white nightdress and blue dressing-gown, is found in a ditch outside Walsingham. DCI Nelson and his team are called in and establish that the dead woman was a recovering addict being treated at a nearby private hospital.

Ruth, a devout atheist, has managed to avoid Walsingham during her seventeen years in Norfolk. But then an old university friend, Hilary Smithson, asks to meet her in the village,ad Ruth is amazed to discover that her friend is now a priest. Hilary has been receiving vitriolic anonymous letters targeting women priests - letters containing references to local archaeology and a striking phrase about a woman 'clad in blue, weeping for the world.'

Then another woman is murdered - a priest.

As Walsingham prepares for its annual Easter re-enactment of the Crucifixion, the race is on to unmask the killer before they strike again...

The Woman In Blue Reviews

One of my current favourite crime series . . . a pleasure from start to finish -- Val McDermid
Griffiths has become a dab hand at plotting and cranking up the tension. The murders, and the muddled humanity of the characters, keep us turning the pages * Independent *
Crime that doesn't sacrifice good writing and clever characterisation for the sake of the plot -- Sarra Manning * Red magazine *
Elly Griffiths writes ever-more ingenious detective stories with a powerful sense of place and a varied cast of sympathetic and unusual characters. Her heroine is a winner. * The Times *
Griffiths weaves superstition and myth into her crime novels, skilfully treading a line between credulity and modern methods of detection * Sunday Times *

About Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths was born in London. She worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. Her bestselling series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk. The series has won the CWA Dagger in the Library, and has been shortlisted three times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her Brighton-based mystery series is set in the 1950s and 1960s. She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two grown children.

Additional information

GOR007415610
9781848663350
1848663358
The Woman In Blue: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8 by Elly Griffiths
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2016-02-04
368
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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