A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Buy Used
£2.80
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book is in nice condition, clean with no missing pages and minimal markings. The pages may be slightly dog eared but overall in great shape. It is fulfilled by Amazon which means it is eligible for Amazon Prime and Super Saver Shipping.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Investigation (Ruth Galloway 4) Hardcover – 5 Jan 2012

190 customer reviews

See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£10.00 £0.01



Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849163669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849163668
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 309,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Elly Griffiths was born in London. The inpsiration for her books about forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway came from her husband who gave up a city job to train as an archaeologist. Elly lives near Brighton but often spends holidays on the wild Norfolk coast. She has two children and a cat.

Product Description

Review

'The characters are constantly engaging - particularly the vulnerable Ruth - the writing is perceptive, as well as wryly humorous ... this is recommended' Spectator.



'Griffiths' excellent series is well-informed and original, and its setting in one of the bleaker corners of East Anglia is vividly evoked' Literary Review.



'Griffith's novels occupy a world where modern science and new age mysticism coexist but her characters' flights of fancy are leavened by common sense and humanity' Sunday Times.



'Like its predecessors, this is a wonderfully rich mixture of ancient and contemporary, superstition and rationality, with a cast of druids, dreamers and assorted tree-huggers as well as some thoroughly modern villains: a welcome addition to a great series' Guardian.



'Arriving to supervise the opening of a coffin, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway finds the museum curator dead. With DI Nelson, she is drawn into a sinister, life-threatening mystery that grips to its end' Woman & Home.



'a pleasing read ... exciting and with a more satisfying crime and detection element this time round as the plot is more clever and more robust' Eurocrime.



'I became utterly absorbed as the story unfolded ... Another wonderful entry in this justifiable highly acclaimed series' Promoting Crime Fiction.

From the Back Cover

Night falls on Halloween eve. The museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin excavated from the site of a medieval church. But when archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside it. Ruth and Detective Inspector Nelson are forced to cross paths once again when he's called in to investigate the murder, and their past tensions are reignited. And as Ruth becomes further embroiled in the case, she must decide where her loyalties lie - a choice that her very survival depends on.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By HilaryS on 22 Feb. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have read all the previous Ruth Galloway books, which are brilliant. Elly Griffiths then produced A Room Full of Bones, and this is even better! The same characters are still present,the story line is very gripping and parts of the story are darker than her previous books. Elly Griffiths is very good at making links between all four books and whilst this is different from her other three, the 'essense' is still the same. Don't be put off by some of the negative reviews, have a read, you will be suprised by the story line. This is not just a story book but a book that informs as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Adrian Thompson on 30 Dec. 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This came as a nice 'after Christmas' pressie due to its earlier than expected delivery (thanks Amazon - and Quericus!). If you've read the first three Ruth Galloway books (The Crossing Places: A Case for Ruth Galloway, The Janus Stone: A Case for Investigator Ruth Galloway, Forensic Archaeologist and The House at Sea's End: A Ruth Galloway Investigation), you won't need any prompting from me to get this one. If you haven't, then Ruth is a forensic archaeologist who specialises in bones. She works at the University of North Norfolk, and gets involved (very involved...) with Harry Nelson, of the Norfolk Police, and a wide range of other interesting, well-rounded, and very well written characters. When Room Full of Bones begins, there's been fall out from the events at the very end of Sea's End (which I won't reveal!), and it's nearly time for Kate's (Ruth's daughter) first birthday. A new neighbour, and a stunning archaeological discovery, lead Ruth and her friends into another paranormal-tinged police procedural, with a bigger part than usual for Cathbad (druid, and occasional science technician), and a move away from the Saltmarsh to other areas of Norfolk, and the horse racing world. It's easy to read, cleverly plotted, and full of quality touches. All the characters, even the cat and dog, are realistic and believable, and it's definitely recommended!Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Bennett on 19 Feb. 2012
Format: Hardcover
Unbelievable, disappointing - never thought I would write this about a Ruth Galloway/Harry Nelson story especially after the brilliant trio that preceded it. The success of those stories involved the lively interaction both professional - and otherwise - of those two principal characters. Once they are sidelined, the story loses its grip. Nelson is halucinating on his deathbed, Ruth is more involved with her daughter and with Max, leaving others to carry the plot forward. And they end up getting mired down - literally - at the Racing Stables, stoned in an attempt to resusicate Nelson etc., etc. Too many threads, too many distractions, too much implausibility. And is Nelson really such a pussy-cat to make those promises to the perfect Michelle?
Please Elly Griffiths, go back to the original framework of the earlier books - more archaeological investigation for Ruth, more criminal investigation for Nelson, both working together - with difficulty of course - to a believable conclusion.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wendy on 7 May 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have absolutely loved the previous three novels in this series. The mix of archeology and forensics, together with the will they/won't they love affair between Ruth and Harry, the regular characters - such as Cathbad and of course, little Kate is a brilliant, fresh read.

Sadly, I have to admit to being a bit disappointed in this book. It rather resembled a Jilly Cooper novel to me (although less raunchy) - all the race horses and jockeys etc, with no archeology and very little detective work for Harry. In saying that, the book was fine as a one off read, especially for those new to the author, but I do hope that Elly will go back to her usual format and bring back the archeology because that is what we enjoy her work for.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Maria on 6 Jan. 2012
Format: Hardcover
As with all the other Elly Griffiths books this is unputdownable! The plot is fascinating and keeps you guessing throughout and I particularly like the way Elly is developing the relationship, or non-relationship, between Ruth and Nelson. She understands her characters so well that as each new situation arises their reactions are totally believable.
Each book can stand on its own merits but it is particularly satisfying following the development of the characters through each title.
As ever the setting in Norfolk is so evocative that it almost becomes a character in its own right and the details about racing stables and how they operate as well as all the information about medieval bishops and Mother Julian of Norwich is woven together in a masterly fashion. Elly manages to take us through a lot of information and a rich cast of characters without ever becoming confusing, which can be a problem in thrillers. However I feel these books are much more than thrillers and I would be interested in the unfolding story of each character even without the mystery!
Thank you Elly, and more please!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback