Waiting on Wednesday: January 4

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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The Chalk Pit

by Elly Griffiths

Series: Ruth Galloway #9

Genre: Mystery

Publication date: February 16

Synopsis: Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich’s web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they are recent – the boiling not the medieval curiosity she thought – DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands.

Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she’s gone ‘underground’. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the rumours both Ruth and the police have heard of a vast network of old chalk-mining tunnels under King’s Lynn, home to a vast community of rough sleepers, the clues point in only one direction. Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history – but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true?

As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise. A local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart – before it claims another victim.


The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • I’ve read the first three or four of the Ruth Galloway series and think they’re great. I’m so happy Ms. Griffiths is still writing books in this series.
  • Dr. Ruth Galloway’s job–forensic archaeology at a university–is so interesting. The author’s husband is an archaeologist so I feel like she knows something about archaeology.
  • I also enjoy reading about Ruth’s personal life.




Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: January 4”

  1. Ruth Galloway is a new Britcrime character to me! This sounds intense — do you think someone could start the series without going back to the beginning totally? Mine’s on my blog — unfortunately, I can’t add my link here — I keep getting an error that I have too many urls in it?


    1. I think you’ll enjoy the books a lot more if you read them from the beginning. Each book is very good. Elly Griffiths is one of my favorite new-to-me authors from 2016.

      (BTW, I will check to see if there’s a problem with my blog links.)


  2. I’ve only read the first book in this series but I really enjoyed and have been wanting to read more. I love the sound of this one. Thanks for the reminder about revisiting this series!


    1. Yes, you are the one who brought this series to my attention, Rita. Thank you so much–such a great series. Ruth is so fun to read about. Makes me wish she was a friend…lol


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