The plot was fairly straight-forward but was well-written and bolstered by a fine cast of characters - from the totally wonderful Ruth, through the well-developed Harry Nelson to the range of odd-bods who make up the supporting cast. Ruth, excited by the discovery of ancient remains, is nevertheless drawn into the mysteries of the present when more recent human remains are found. is an expert at setting a supernatural mood perfect for ghosts and merrows, but her human villains make them seem mundane by comparison. The police have been searching for Lucy, a child who went missing 10 years ago, so they ask the archaeology department at the university to help them examine the find. Published in the U.S. by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. She is another reviewer I trust when she reviews crime. Her relationship with Nelson in particular was very well handled. The basic plot is that some bones are found on a beach in Norfolk and forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to help date them. Change ). Barbara Clark writes from Yarmouth, Massachusetts. She’s struck by the use of biblical and literary quotations and some arcane archaeological knowledge.
| Thank you, Deborah, how kind! She begins to unravel the clues posed in a series of anonymous letters dating back over a decade—clues that point to the location of the missing local youngster. Beth F says: 12/12/2015 at 5:39 am. Contact Us Learn how your comment data is processed. I'll let you know what I thought of the book. ( Log Out / He quickly comes to like Ruth; she knows her field; she does good, careful work; and neither seems to despise Harry nor kowtow to him. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.
At the Crossing Places is the second book in the Arthur trilogy by Kevin Crossley-Holland. [Norfolk, in the East of England, is bordered by the North Sea.] This is a book to save for a rainy dark day when you need a reward. Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson is brusque, with a dangerous side and nary a poetic bone in his body. What is very, very unique about this crime series is not only that Ruth is not a svelte and gorgeous (but usually, junk-eating) protagonist. Both Nelson and Ruth have wonderfully wry senses of humor.
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