An ancient battle. A dead researcher. And a very modern crime.It's been more than a year since Detective Sergeant Fiona Griffiths had any sort of murder case . . . when all of a sudden, she gets the call. A local archaeologist has been found bloodily murdered. Her head severed from her body. Her... show more
An ancient battle. A dead researcher. And a very modern crime.It's been more than a year since Detective Sergeant Fiona Griffiths had any sort of murder case . . . when all of a sudden, she gets the call. A local archaeologist has been found bloodily murdered. Her head severed from her body. Her eyes apparently fixed on a fragment of Latin text.The crime seems to summon the ghosts of Dark Age Britain - and the shade of King Arthur.But why are those ancient enmities alive once again? Why are armed burglars raiding remote country churches? And how many more people will die before these clues are unravelled?Fiona thinks she knows the answers to these questions . . . but the crime that underlies them all is so utterly unexpected, so breathtakingly audacious in its execution, that it hasn't yet been committed.This book will be perfect for anyone who's enjoyed the work of Ann Cleeves, Elly Griffiths, or Andrea Camilleri.Praise for the Fiona Griffiths crime thriller seriesBritish detective, Fiona Griffiths, is arguably the most compelling female protagonist in contemporary crime fiction / mystery. The series now has thousands of five-star reviews on Goodreads, sales in the hundreds of thousands, a brilliantly succesful TV adaptation - and a rapturous reception from critics."So gripping it hurts. A masterpiece."—Mark Edwards, author of The Magpies"Gritty, compelling . . . a procedural unlike any other you are likely to read this year."—USA Today"With Detective Constable Fiona 'Fi' Griffiths, Harry Bingham . . . finds a sweet spot in crime fiction . . . think Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander . . . Denise Mina's Paddy Meehan [or] Lee Child's Jack Reacher. . . . The writing is terrific."—The Boston Globe"The mystery-thriller genre is already so staffed with masterminds that it's hard to make room for another. But along comes a book like Talking to the Dead, and suddenly an unadvertised opening is filled. . . . [This] has the feel of something fresh and compelling."—New York Daily News"A stunner with precision plotting, an unusual setting, and a deeply complex [female] protagonist . . . We have the welcome promise of more books to come about Griffiths."—The Seattle Times"Recommended highly . . . [a] riveting procedural thriller."—Library Journal (starred review)Chosen as a Crime Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and the Boston Globe If you're looking for a crime thriller series to keep you hooked, then go no further: you've just found it.