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by Elly Griffiths

Download The Janus Stone: Bones are buried beneath it and secrets hidden ePub
  • ISBN 1849161585
  • ISBN13 978-1849161589
  • Language English
  • Author Elly Griffiths
  • Publisher Quercus Publishing; First Edition edition (February 4, 2010)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats docx lrf txt mobi
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1565 kb
  • Size Fb2 1449 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 175

Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast. It turns out the house was once a children's home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the home. Father Hennessey tells him that two children did go missing from the home forty years before - a boy and a girl. They were never found. When carbon dating proves that the child's bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the scent by frightening her half to death...

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 . Elly has two children and lives near Brighton. The Janus Stone is her second crime novel.

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. Country of Publication.

The Janus Stone is her second crime novel.

The Janus Stone - Elly Griffiths. Leah dives beneath the desk to check the connections. They seem to have been buried under the wall of a house. Come and se. She leads them down the bank and towards the earthworks.

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What a fantastic book this i. .Druids, ancient Romans, and a real estate developer. Elly Griffiths has written eight novels in the Ruth Galloway series and two in another. They’re all detective fiction.The tension never fails and it builds to a fantastically gripping climax. This is a real tour-de-force and I can't wait for more. Pat Austin, Euro Crime. In The Janus Stone, there are not one but two digs involved, so Galloway is kept busy rushing from one to the other. At one, an ancient Roman town is taking shape as the earth is brushed away.

I just wish Elly Griffiths hadn’t written them in the present tense I like the mix of archaeology, mystery and crime fiction in Elly Griffiths’s books.

I just wish Elly Griffiths hadn’t written them in the present tense. I always have to overcome my dislike of it, until I become engrossed in the story and forget the tense. The Celts and sometimes the Romans used to bury bodies under walls and doors as offerings to Janus and the god Terminus. The other is on a hillside outside Swaffham, where bones have also been found under a wall. I like the mix of archaeology, mystery and crime fiction in Elly Griffiths’s books. This one has a double dose, with mythology and Catholicism running through the narrative as well as the police procedures.

The Janus Stone book. This is the second in the Ruth Galloway series and it was just as good as the first one! Wow I love this author, there is never just one mystery but several things going on and it's pretty difficult to figure out who is doing what, but in a very good way. It has a gothic feel to it, is very atmospheric and I've learned a heck of a lot about the salt marshes of Norfolk.

Dr Ruth Galloway's forensic skills are called upon when builders, demolishing an old house in Norwich, uncover the bones of a child - minus the skull - beneath a doorway

Dr Ruth Galloway's forensic skills are called upon when builders, demolishing an old house in Norwich, uncover the bones of a child - minus the skull - beneath a doorway. The house was once a children's home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the place. He tells him that two children did go missing forty years before - a boy and a girl. They were never found.

The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 2. by Elly Griffiths. series The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries.

The fresh scent of peach cobbler wafts through my senses and I’d swear one had just been freshly baked. I step inside and look around the ginormous entryway in wonderment. Feels just like home. And she’s righ. t does feel like home. The only thing missing is Daddy smoking a cigarette on the front porch swing as he watches the tide roll in. Welcome home, girls!. I screech when Momma makes her way from the kitchen. Latching my arms around her neck tightly, I giggle over.

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Vishura
Chances are, you’ve never encountered a forensic archaeologist. Before I came across Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway series, I hadn’t. The closest I’d come was the character Temperance Brennan in Kathy Reichs’ long-running television series, Bones, and the novels on which it was based. But Brennan is a forensic anthropologist, which is very different. (If you’re wondering how, check out Kathy Reichs’ books.)

Galloway is an archaeologist on the faculty of a provincial English university who is called onto murder scenes to determine whether bones uncovered at archaeological digs are ancient or modern. Inevitably, since the books in this series are murder mysteries, this leads her to become deeply involved in identifying the killer in at least one if not several murders. Somehow, she always ends up working in collaboration with Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson. At least, this is what happens again in The Janus Stone, the second of the Ruth Galloway novels, as it did in the first, The Crossing Places.

Druids, ancient Romans, and a real estate developer

In The Janus Stone, there are not one but two digs involved, so Galloway is kept busy rushing from one to the other. At one, an ancient Roman town is taking shape as the earth is brushed away. At the other, the demolition of an old children’s home to make way for an apartment development has led to the discovery of a child’s bones buried under a doorstep. It turns out that, in ways it takes us a long time to understand, the two sites are linked. (Of course, we knew they would be!) Both are somehow involved in the murder of the child whose bones have been uncovered. Surprised?

From my perspective, the coincidences that enable this novel to hold together are a little difficult to take. The characters are interesting enough: a former archaeologist turned Druid shaman, a saintly old Catholic priest, a real estate developer and his aging father, not one but two experts on ancient Rome, Detective Chief Inspector Nelson, and Galloway herself. It’s just a little difficult to believe the circumstances that bring all these characters together.

About the author

Elly Griffiths has written eight novels in the Ruth Galloway series and two in another. They’re all detective fiction.
Blackredeemer
I began this some months ago, just after I finished the first in the Ruth Galloway series, but at the time found it too much like its predecessor. However, picking it up again the other day, and starting it again, it proved to have a life of its own, and is a good thriller.
The two main characters, Ruth and Harry Nelson, make admirable foils for each other, and of course, in this book have a mutual secret that they're trying - not always successfully - to keep from the rest of the characters. Plainly book three in the series will deal with this issue further.
I found the sacrifice parts of the book a bit too icky for my taste, and as so often is the case, the murderer seems to have just too much access both to harmful items and to Ruth's whereabouts. Nevertheless, he gets his comeuppance well and truly at the end. There are plenty of red herrings here, and the other characters are well-drawn. Griffiths' nice sense of humour pervades the book, and is often succinctly funny.
The Kindle version has a number of typos, however, and one particular mistake stands out like a sore thumb to anyone who has any connection with Christianity. The Catholic priest talks about the 'trilogy' of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I thought perhaps this was intended to show he was a suspect, and not really a priest at all, but it's basically just a surprising error on the part of the author - and her editor.
Mezilabar
5 Stars Book #2- I am hopping around as I started with Book 4 and went back to the first book and skipped around some more. ( Library digital loan had some). This one was quite scary in parts with one sort of gruesome reported murder ( must remember- it is only a book)

Dr. Ruth's pregnancy is advancing and she shares that information with those most closely affected. Unfortunately, a dangerous murderer ( who has successfully hidden his derangement for 50 years), also knows Ruth's secret and is obsessed with destroying all evidence of his crimes.
Nelson, Cathbad and a long missing man who is also an archeologist come to her rescue.

Many lives were entangled in this historical property, with both Roman and more modern buried secrets. As always the mystery is tightly drawn and has a good outcome ( for our heroine anyway)
Start reading this series.
Molace
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Ruth Galloway makes the acquaintance of Janus when the headless body of a child is found buried under a doorway. The two-headed god is not adverse to bloody offerings.

A homicidal maniac lurks in the background of this story, and will eventually emerge to threaten Ruth and her unborn child. The reader can look forward to scary confrontations involving knives and bullets. Ruth shows tremendous resourcefulness and determination for an old-of-shape, overweight forty-year-old woman, four months pregnant.

Ruth is a delightful heroine – and the accidental father of her baby, Detective Inspector Harry Nelson is a fun hero: big, irritable, fearless, and insane with fury anytime Ruth is in danger. Yet he loves his wife and two teenage daughters too. Life is just too complicated for poor Nelson at times.

The cast of characters includes Ruth's born-again Christian parents who are none too happy about their bastard grandchild – and Ruth's Druid friend Cuthbad, who is very protective of Ruth and has a weakness for partying and dancing around bonfires.

The plot offers a plethora of murdered children and other long buried secrets. I love this series.