The Janus Stone
It’s been only a few months since archaeologist Ruth Galloway found herself entangled in a missing persons case, barely escaping with her life. But when construction workers demolishing a large old house in Norwich uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway—minus its skull—Ruth is once again... show more
It’s been only a few months since archaeologist Ruth Galloway found herself entangled in a missing persons case, barely escaping with her life. But when construction workers demolishing a large old house in Norwich uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway—minus its skull—Ruth is once again called upon to investigate. Is it a Roman-era ritual sacrifice, or is the killer closer at hand? Ruth and Detective Harry Nelson would like to find out—and fast. When they realize the house was once a children’s home, they track down the Catholic priest who served as its operator. Father Hennessey reports 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 trail by frightening her, and her unborn child, half to death. The Janus Stone is a riveting follow-up to Griffiths’s acclaimed The Crossing Places.
Publish date: January 21st 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Ruth Galloway (#2)
"The Janus Stone", the second Ruth Galloway book, is as original and compelling as the first book, "The Crossing Places" The story, which takes place a few months after "The Crossing Places", revolves around the discovery of the headless skeleton of a child, beneath an archway in a Victorian build...
Interesting relationships between characters - not sure how that will all resolve.
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths from the series which feature an archeological pathologist. Griffiths’ books are always steeped in the past (her husband is an archeologist) and in the landscape of the Norfolk Coast, where the Seahenge was found earlier this century, so she’s able to use the wonder...
This is a solid follow-up to the first book introducing the independent and intelligent forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway. I'm happy a few of the more interesting characters are back and am now fully invested in continuing with the series. Easy reading, no gore, a great setting and just enough ...
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