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The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths
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The House at Sea's End (2011)

by Elly Griffiths

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Series: Ruth Galloway (3)

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Interesting twist on the usual crime novel, set around the (fictional) Seas End village in NE Norfolk. Dr Ruth Galloway's team is surveying coastal erosion and uncovers a number of bodies behind a cliff fall. Ruth is reunited with DCI Harry Nelson who investigates and with her forensic archaeology skills identifies the bodies, the story of which someone is desperate should remain hidden. Geography of Norfolk is well-described, even though some places have been fictionalised. ( )
  edwardsgt | Feb 19, 2019 |
Life is very complicated for Dr. Ruth as she is called to investigate when lots of bones are revealed by the sea on a remote Norfolk beach. They are old but not ancient and create an interesting picture of life in England under threat of a Nazi invasion.
Contemporary murders begin to occur as our heroine copes with her new daughter, her married lover and ugly weather as she strives to resolve this mystery from the past. A new to me but interesting series to be explored. ( )
  jamespurcell | Feb 4, 2019 |
Just back from maternity leave after daughter Kate’s birth, Ruth is called in to investigate human bones which have surfaced on a remote Norfolk beach beneath a house at Sea’s End. The bones turn out to be of World War II era, and German origin. How did they get there, was it a German invasion and was the Home Gaurd involved? ( )
  pennykaplan | Dec 17, 2018 |
Six bodies are found in cleft in the cliffs along an eroding part of the coast. Something happened 70 years ago in the war, but what? And who is willing to kill to preserve the secret?

Some good misdirection in this mystery. And it looks on the last page as if the domestic bombshell is about to go off. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Dec 15, 2018 |
These are clever books: they don't rely on fast paced action to drive the reader but, use intrigue.

This book kept me hooked from the first to the last page, I shall certainly read more. ( )
  the.ken.petersen | Jul 26, 2018 |
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Kennedy, MarthaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lönnroth, AnnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When a team of archaeologists investigating coastal erosion unearths six bodies buried at the foot of a north Norfolk cliff, forensics expert Ruth Galloway is immediately put on the case. Just back from maternity leave, Ruth finds it hard to focus, and even harder when she learns that DCI Nelson is the investigating officer — Ruth and Nelson have unfinished business.
Forensic tests show that the bodies have lain hidden in the sand for fifty, even sixty years. Further discovery reveals that members of the local wartime Home Guard may be concealing a hideous crime.

When a body washes up on the beach, Ruth and Nelson realize that someone is still alive who will kill to keep hidden the gruesome secrets of the war years. Can they uncover the truth in time to stop another murder?
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