Category Archives: Elly Griffiths

Books of the Month – January 2012

I struggled to choose a single book for the month, feeling like there were several books equally deserving of the title. But in the end I’ve decided on Sulari Gentill’s MILES OFF COURSE which I finished two weeks ago but … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012, books of the month, Caroline Overington (Aus), Elly Griffiths, James Thompson, list, Sue Grafton, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 10 Comments

Review: A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths

In the fourth book to feature forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway the mystery starts early on. Ruth has been asked to attend a local museum for the opening of a coffin which was found at a construction site and is thought … Continue reading

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Review: The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths

Ostensibly The House at Sea’s End is about the discovery of the bones of six people in an isolated cove on the Norfolk coast, just beneath the house of the local MP whose house is, literally, crumbling into the sea. … Continue reading

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Crime Fiction Alphabet: A is for Archaeology

It seemed like an omen that the week I was deliberating over whether or not to participate in the crime fiction alphabet meme this year I would be reading two crime fiction books which both happen to feature an archaeologist. … Continue reading

Posted in Beverly Connor, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Elizabeth Peters, Elly Griffiths, Erin Hart, Jessica Mann, Kate Ellis, list, Lyn Hamilton | 12 Comments

Books of the Month – November 2010

That Was Then November was another good reading month for me as I finished 14 books. My favourite was the second installment of the Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths: The Janus Stone. Happily the third book by Griffiths is due … Continue reading

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Review: The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths

My reading fairy godmother sent me her copy of this book several months ago and yesterday, as I remembered how much humour there had been in the first book, I decided it was time for a laugh. Having thoroughly enjoyed Elly … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – June 2010

That Was Then I only finished 11 books in June and formally consigned one to the DNF pile. It’s hard to pick my favourite book for the month as both Blacklands by Belinda Bauer and The Darkest Room by Johan … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), Andrea Camilleri, Bateman, Belinda Bauer, books of the month, Deon Meyer, Elly Griffiths, Johan Theorin, John Hart, Leah Giarratano (Aus), Linda Castillo, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rob Kitchin, Stuart Neville | 13 Comments

Books of the Month – May 2010

That was then I finished 15 books in May and, thankfully, had no DNFs (though I might have done had I not been too warm and lazy to get out bed and find a book other than this one). Only … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, Dominique Manotti, Elly Griffiths, Imogen Robertson, Johan Theorin, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Petros Markaris, Reginald Hill, Rob Kitchin, Shona MacLean, Simon Lelic, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 7 Comments

Review: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

The 19th book to count towards my 2010 Audio book challenge is the first crime novel by this author and I was tempted to read it by this review at Petrona (where Maxine posts what amounts to my personal reading … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Book Challenge 2010, book review, Elly Griffiths, England | 15 Comments