'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.
'A fast-paced, insightful and murky story of ordinary lives, buried secrets, and desperate crimes' Good Book Guide.
'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.
'a sinister, life-threatening mystery that grips to its end' Woman & Home. 'the perfect instalment to a gripping series that is seriously becoming 'a must-read'' Crimesquad.
'excellent' Wendy Cope.
'I became utterly absorbed as the story unfolded ... Another wonderful entry in this justifiable highly acclaimed series' Promoting Crime Fiction.
'The book's strengths are, as ever, Griffiths' ability to conjure up thoroughly believable people and to ensure that the myths and legends which steep the story never spill over into woo-woo' Reviewing the Evidence.
'another wonderful entry in this justifiable highly acclaimed series' Euro Crime. 'an engrossing read' WI Life magazine.
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.