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Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway novels take for their inspiration Elly's husband, who gave up a city job to train as an archaeologist, and her aunt who lives on the Norfolk coast and who filled her niece's head with the myths and legends of that area. Elly has two children and lives near Brighton. Though not her first novel, The Crossing Places is her first crime novel.


Average rating: 3.94 · 92,759 ratings · 9,299 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Crossing Places (Ruth G...

3.88 avg rating — 17,778 ratings — published 2009 — 45 editions
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The Janus Stone (Ruth Gallo...

3.91 avg rating — 12,111 ratings — published 2010 — 36 editions
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The House at Sea's End (Rut...

3.93 avg rating — 10,481 ratings — published 2011 — 35 editions
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A Dying Fall (Ruth Galloway...

4.02 avg rating — 8,385 ratings — published 2012 — 24 editions
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A Room Full of Bones (Ruth ...

3.89 avg rating — 9,037 ratings — published 2011 — 30 editions
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The Outcast Dead (Ruth Gall...

4.11 avg rating — 7,282 ratings — published 2014 — 18 editions
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The Ghost Fields (Ruth Gall...

4.06 avg rating — 6,923 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
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The Woman in Blue (Ruth Gal...

3.98 avg rating — 5,671 ratings — published 2016 — 15 editions
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The Chalk Pit (Ruth Gallowa...

4.18 avg rating — 5,015 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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The Zig Zag Girl (Stephens ...

3.56 avg rating — 3,990 ratings — published 2014 — 21 editions
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The Crossing Places The Janus Stone The House at Sea's End A Room Full of Bones A Dying Fall The Outcast Dead The Ghost Fields
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“When she bought the cats her mother asked her straight out if they were 'baby substitutes'. 'No,' Ruth had answered, straight-faced. 'They're kittens. If I had a baby it would be a cat substitute.”
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“You know how thick I am. I don't even eat yoghurt because it's got culture in it.”
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“Maybe humans need animals to help them understand the world. Certainly it’s hard to see what else cats do for humans, aside from looking cute and killing the odd mouse.”
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