The Outcast Dead : Ruth Galloway

  • by Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by Clare Corbett
  • Series: Ruth Galloway
  • 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care.
DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers. Immersed in the case of three infants found dead, one after the other, in their King’s Lynn home, he’s convinced that a family member is responsible, though others on his team think differently. Then a child goes missing. Could the abduction be linked to the long-dead Mother Hook? Ruth is pulled into the case, and back towards Nelson.

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You gotta understand, I love this series

Ruth Galloway is such a sympathetic character, not perfect, not beautiful, but intelligent and resourceful, determined and straightforward. She struggles to balance her life as a single mom with her job as a forensic anthropologist. This story continues her inquiries into the history of her North Norfolk home,along with a contemporary mystery that parallels the historical investigation. As with any book that is driven by character more than action, I am very pleased to have visited with Ruth for a spell. If you like Deborah Crombie, or Louise Penny, you'll be happy with this series by Elly Griffiths.
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- C. A. Gelsinger "Nolly"

Narrator horrible

Would you try another book from Elly Griffiths and/or Clare Corbett?

See my review for the previous entry, The Dying Fall. As far as I'm concerned, A Room Full of Bones is the last audiobook in the series, unless the narrator for The Dying Fall and all subsequent audiobooks is replaced.


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- Upright Ape

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2014
  • Publisher: Quercus