Category Archives: Elly Griffiths

Books of the month: August 2017

I skipped my monthly roundup for June and July because I hardly read a word due to real life shenanigans. That those shenanigans were resolved via me resigning from my job with a shred of dignity left has some downsides (no … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Ann Turner (Aus), books of the month, Denise Mina, Elly Griffiths, Gianrico Carofiglio, Michael Robotham (Aus), Shari Lapena, Sue Grafton, Sulari Gentill (Aus), Vaseem Khan | 15 Comments

Review: THE CHALK PIT by Elly Griffiths

The Ruth Galloway series falls squarely in the ‘equivalent of curling up under a blanket with my feet encased in ugg boots and a hot chocolate close by‘ territory for me.  I have adored Ruth from her first appearance and … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Elly Griffiths, England | 6 Comments

2016: The Favourites as Reading Bingo

One of my favourite bloggers is once again challenging people to play Reading Bingo and another blogging pal has already played the game. Feeling a little left out I thought I would see how many of the 25 squares I could … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Amanda Ortlepp (Aus), books of the year, David Owen (Aus), Denise Mina, Doug Johnstone, E.M. Channon, Elly Griffiths, Emily Arsenault, Emily Maguire (Aus), Emma Viskic (Aus), Hans Olav Lahlum, Helen Garner (Aus), Hideo Yokoyama, Jane Harper (Aus), Jock Serong (Aus), Karin Fossum, Larry D. Sweazy, Lou Berney, Melina Marchetta (Aus), Mickey Spillane, Olga Lorenzo (Aus), Ruth Rendell, Shamini Flint, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 13 Comments

Books of the month: February 2016

Pick of the month I had a really great month’s reading during March and have struggled to pick just one favourite. But the book which I think will stay with me for the longest time is Peter Docker’s SWEET ONE which … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, C.J. Sansom, Cath Ferla (Aus), Ellery Adams, Elly Griffiths, Hans Olav Lahlum, Janice Simpson (Aus), Julia Keller, Mickey Spillane, Peter Docker (Aus) | 3 Comments

Books of the month: July 2015

Pick of the month Almost all of the nine books I read during July were well worth my time but I’m going to give my pick of the month to J.M. Peace’s A TIME TO RUN because I was so … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Hammond, Ausma Zehanat Khan, books of the month, Elly Griffiths, Felicity Young (Aus), J.M. Peace (Aus), Jon Cleary, Nicci French, Patricia Abbott | 9 Comments

Review: THE GHOST FIELDS by Elly Griffiths

I adore Ruth Galloway, the protagonist of this series . She is still the funny, brave, insecure and clever woman I first met five years (or seven books) ago and in this outing she seemed to me to be back … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Elly Griffiths, England | 8 Comments

Books of the month: February 2015

Pick of the month Although I’ve had another month full of great reading experiences I can’t go past the first book I finished as my pick for the month. PRESENT DARKNESS is Malla Nunn’s best book to date (and I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Agnete Friis, Alan Hunter, books of the month, Cath Staincliffe, Ellery Adams, Elly Griffiths, Gabrielle Lord (Aus), K.T. Medina, Leighton Gage, Lene Kaaberbol, Lizzy Chandler, Malla Nunn (Aus), Robert Gott (Aus), Tracy Ryan | 9 Comments

Review: THE ZIG-ZAG GIRL by Elly Griffiths

I’m thinking of adding an extra category to my personal reading database for books I wanted to like more than I actually did. Being a huge fan of Elly Griffiths’ series featuring archaeologist Ruth Galloway and being one of those … Continue reading

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Review: THE OUTCAST DEAD by Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths’ sixth novel featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and friends is very much concerned with the topic of motherhood. In a grim present-day investigation police are looking into the death of a baby, the third of Liz and Bob … Continue reading

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Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt

There are many authors who hit on a successful or popular idea for a novel and, more or less, repeat the winning formula with each new publication. There are far fewer authors who can do this without displaying some level … Continue reading

Posted in Dick Francis, Elly Griffiths, Julie Hyzy, musings | 23 Comments