The Crossing Places

By Elly Griffiths
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547229898, 320pp.)

Publication Date: January 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the January 2010 Indie Next List
“The fascinating, isolated area of England called The Saltmarsh is an ideal location for middle-age forensic anthropologist Ruth Galloway to discover a child's bones, which begins this mystery. The characters in The Crossing Places are terrific, all unique and darkly sinister enough to keep readers involved in an engrossing story. An excellent first mystery!”
-- Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM


The start of an exciting new crime series featuring quirky, tart-tongued archaeologist Ruth Galloway as she investigates a child's bones found on a nearby beach, thought to be the remains of a little girl who went missing ten years before.

About the Author

ELLY GRIFFITH’s Ruth Galloway novels—The Crossing Places, The Janus Stone, The House at Sea’s End, A Room Full of Bones, and A Dying Fall—have been praised as "gripping" (Louise Penny), "highly atmospheric," (New York Times Book Review), and "must-reads for fans of crime fiction" (Associated Press). She is the winner of the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark Award and lives in Brighton, England.

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