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The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12 (The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries) (English Edition) Format Kindle
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Description du produit
Revue de presse
As ever, creepy Norfolk folklore is skillfully blended with the ongoing saga of the personal lives of Ruth, her friends and colleagues (and now, their children). Warm, but never cloyingly cosy, this is the most lovable of current crime series (S Magazine, Sunday Express)
Once again, Elly Griffiths delivers witty, insightful and brilliant storytelling as the redoubtable Dr Galloway burrows away to expose the Lantern Men's dark secrets (Daily Mirror)
Elly Griffiths's great achievement in her Dr Ruth Galloway series has been to create an atmosphere as comforting as that of any traditional detective story and yet introduce to it credible crimes and lifelike characters with convincing preoccupations (Literary Review)
A deftly plotted thriller, and most likeable entertainment (Irish Independent)
The writing is excellent. It puts me in mind of the late, great Ruth Rendell ... the characterisation is perfect ... a cracker of a book (The Bookbag) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition paperback.
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Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B07P8S9J7C
- Éditeur : Quercus (6 février 2020)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 2275 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Activé
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 373 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 4,560 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
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On the whole, though, a very good story quite in line with the other books in the series, which I have all read. You get a comforting sense of familiarity with the main characters which makes them eminently likable.
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I missed Ruth’ s music in this latest book, especially as it is also mine! Bring back Mr Springsteen please. I also suspect that the odd political aside might reflect the author? I do hope so. As ever, I really want to read the next outing for Ruth, her friends, colleagues and lovers. Have not yet found Elly Griffiths’ others series as gripping or as much fun, unfortunately, so it will be a long wait.
If you like quirky heroines, good humour and good characterisation, go for the whole series.
In a bid to get over her complicated relationship with DCI Harry Nelson of King’s Lynn CID and progress her career, forensic archaeologist, Dr Ruth Galloway, has left her beloved cottage on the Saltmarsh behind and with it the University of North Norfolk. Swapping the life that she was so content with for the dreaming spires of Cambridge and living with American historian, Dr Frank Barker, she is adjusting to teaching at St Jude’s College, having a partner and parenting her rapidly maturing nine-year-old daughter, Kate, with Nelson, now an hour away in North Norfolk. Meanwhile fifty year old DCI Harry Nelson is raising what he hopes will be his fourth and final child, two and a half year old George, after wife Michelle’s unexpected arrival, not that this does anything to lessen his silent and irrational fury at Ruth cohabiting with smarmy Frank.
When DCI Nelson hears the news that Ivor March has been found guilty of murdering two young women whose bodies were buried in the garden of his girlfriend it is small compensation given he is convinced that two other missing girls have died at March’s hands. When Nelson visits March in prison and questions him about Nicola Ferris and Jenny McGuire, both of whom he met through the evening classes that he ran, March - rather surprisingly - says that he is willing to disclose their whereabouts but only if Dr Ruth Galloway will excavate, leaving Nelson highly suspicious. The opportunity to bring closure to two grieving families and the lure of working on another case sees Ruth agree, only for the location to give up more than expected...
As the team look into the goings-on at a writers and artists retreat of which Ivor March was a part of they discover a local myth about the lights of the so called Lantern Men leading the lost to their deaths and March and his ‘spiritual brothers’ real life interpretation, supposedly without the dark twist. Nelson thinks otherwise and sets about investigating the individuals involved, only for the murder of young female cyclist fitting March’s chosen profile in a remote area of marshland to present the team with a fresh enquiry.. but it is a copycat killing or does it prove Ivor Marsh’s innocence?
Whilst DI Dave Clough is heading up his own team in Cambridgeshire, DI Judy Johnson, ambitious DS Tanya Fuller and ‘Super’ Jo Archer remain and are joined in CID by DC Tony Zhang. Together with the link to local legends, the mystery entails several complexities which make it both satisfying and involving. As usual there is a strong sense of place with the proximity to the Norfolk coast and the fens. Full of the Griffiths’ usual wit, situational comedy moments and the everyday realities of life, the plot weaves in an array of connections, from Ruth having just attended a writing retreat at Ivor March’s ex-wife’s venue to part-time druid Cathbad’s daughter, Maddie, reporting on the case for the local newspaper.
My favourite returning crime fiction series without a doubt and one that is best served by reading in order for the continuing wider storylines and character development.
I used to await the next Ruth Galloway novel with such enthusiasm that I own them in hardback. This will be recycled straight to Oxfam where I hope it will find a happier home.
A serial killer has been at work in the marshes of Norfolk. DI Harry Nelson is relieved that Ivor March, an artist and former hippie, has been convicted of the murders of two young women. Nelson does not rest easy for long. March, proclaimed innocent by his former wives and girlfriend, offers to reveal the location where two more missing women are buried but there is a catch. He wants Dr. Ruth Galloway, Nelson’s former lover and mother of his daughter Kate, to lead the excavation. Ruth has accepted a teaching position at Cambridge and moved into a house there with her lover Frank. She has done this to avoid contact with Nelson and he, after the birth of his son, is trying to mend his marriage to Michelle. New developments weaken March’s seemingly iron clad conviction and Nelson and his team race to solve new crimes linked to past relationships. Ruth has questions of her own and is near a solution when a breathtaking conclusion takes her by surprise.
As usual, Elly Griffiths’ plot is sprinkled with folklore and myth. The story of the Lantern Men and jack o’ lanterns is a colorful addition. The underlying story here is the unfulfilled, tense relationship between Ruth and Nelson. The passage where they share a pub meal to discuss the case is so perfectly written that you can feel their hearts beating as they speak. Elly Griffiths’ talent ranks her with Val McDermid and Tana French as a top British mystery series author. 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Quercus Books and Elly Griffiths for this ARC.