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Ruth's First Christmas Tree (2012)

by Elly Griffiths

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I read this one yesterday because I was so tired and I just couldn't muster up energy enough to read any books. So a short story felt very nice. Btw, I got this one for free a couple of days ago and it's probably still free.

I have read every book that have been published in the Ruth Galloway series (quick check on GR, yes now I have with this little one) and I like the series. Ruth Galloway is an archaeologist and since I wanted to be one when I grew up am I always happy to stumble over one in a book. Also, it's crime since Ruth seems to be a magnet for trouble. So archaeology crime = happy Magdalena.

Anyway since this is a short story isn't it much to the story, but it was nice to read. A bit weird to read about Christmas in the middle of summer. This is a story about finding the right Christmas tree and a missing tree peg that seems to be linked to a dying old Curator. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Apr 14, 2017 |
This was a very enjoyable short story by Elly Griffiths which is from the Ruth Galloway Mystery series. It tells about Ruth Galloway's first Christmas Tree as a single mom with her 1 year daughter, Kate. A perfect read for this holiday season. ( )
  EadieB | Jan 19, 2016 |
This is a cute short story that fans of the Ruth Galloway series will undoubtedly enjoy. It includes many of our favorite characters and it's always fun to see Ruth trying to cope with her dual jobs of new mother and forensic archaeologist.

It was available as a free Kindle download from Amazon. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
Archaeologist Ruth Galloway hasn't been celebrating Christmas, but she decides to do so for Kate this year. Unfortunately there isn't a great deal of plot to the novel except for a rehash of Ruth's pagan preferences. The best parts of the entire novella/short story are when Cathbad makes an appearance. Recommended only for those who can't get enough of the series. ( )
  thornton37814 | Dec 26, 2012 |
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It is three days before Christmas and a bitter wind is blowing across Norfolk. Until her daughter was born, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway didn't do Christmas, but now that Kate is a year old, she wants it to be special. She must get a tree, shop for food, clean the house, buy presents, including one for her new boyfriend - who she isn't even sure is her boyfriend - and remember to get the turkey out of the freezer. But time is rushing by and the best-laid plans don't always work out...… (more)

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