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The Outcast Dead: A Ruth Galloway Investigation
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on 12 September 2014
Impressive service. The book arrived earlier than I expected & was in the condition described. This series maintains an exceptionally high standard of writing, characterisation & plot which improves with each book.
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on 5 January 2015
I have read all of Elly Griffiths, Ruth Galloway books, in order and I would recommend them to anybody. They are easy reading but you still can't wait to find out what comes next. Looking forward to the next book.
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on 1 March 2015
Brilliant! Love the continued story of Ruth,Nelson and Cathbad while still revolving around archeological finds,also bits of mystical happenings thrown in to the plot!
Couldn't pit down until finished!
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on 2 June 2015
Elly Griffiths' books get better and better! Please read these and n order, the characters are compelling as, of course, is the plot with its added extras that just prohibit you from putting the book down.
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on 15 June 2015
Elly Griffiths is always an excellent read as far as I am concerned and this book did not disappoint. It is in a series of books but can easily be read as a stand alone as all in this series can.
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on 8 March 2015
Have enjoyed all of Ruth Galloway's novels so far and this was just as good. Strong characters linked through the book.. Excellent mood settings as always makes me want to go to Norfolk again.
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on 1 January 2015
Another un-putdownable thriller from Elly Griffiths. I love these characters, you really care about them, and I never guess 'whodunit'. Read the whole series and looking forward to the new in
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on 3 February 2014
I have read all the books with avid interest not only in the description of the historical finds and the outcomes of the cases but having a lead character like Ruth and her relationship with the DI and his wife and the out of the world Cathbald is such a serenely different take on a book it is magical. Can't wait for the next please
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
TOP 50 REVIEWERon 1 February 2014
Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and father of her child, Kate, DCI Harry Nelson are the pre-eminent characters in this novel. It focusses on Ruth's discovery of a skeleton from the grounds of Norfolk Castle. It is believed to be that of the notorious baby-farmer Jemima Green, known as Mother Hook for the ancient prosthesis she had after losing her hand in a farming accident. She was hanged in 1867, suspected of up to 20 killings. She kept a diary 'Book of Dead Babies' that did not give any credence to her alleged crimes. The discovery attracted media attention from a TV documentary maker entitled 'Women Who Kill' involving Ruth, head of department Phil Trent and an expert American historian Frank Barker, who believes Jemima wrongly accused.

Meanwhile, DCI Harry Nelson and his team are investigating Liz and Bob Donaldson. Their son David has died aged 8 months. Druid Cathbed, an old friend of Harry, says Liz is innocent and threatens him with a curse. Suffocation is suspected. Their two other sons had died in infancy of natural cases. Child abduction follows next keeping the police even more occupied. These plots and subplots are interesting mysteries in their own right but are the framework that allows Elly Griffiths to weave more interesting features into her characters, developing them in her typical off beat and whimsical way. Following the plot and the way it pans out with the book's cast interacting and revealing more of their pasts (especially DS Judy Johnson and DS Clough) and present is intriguing. It keeps the flow of the narrative moving and engages the reader in a factual and amusing way as much is tied together. Ruth is simply marvellous. She is forthright and seems to be enjoying her life again but maintains her jaundiced view on life.

An enjoyably satisfying and well-written novel full of wit and observational skill.
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on 16 December 2014
I love her books! Some are better than others but they are all really good! You really need to read them in order to understand the characters! Am already looking forward to the latest one!
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