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Secrets of the Dead

Written by Murray Bailey — This is the second of Murray Bailey’s crime thrillers to follow the Egyptian adventures of British archaeologist Alex MacLure, and it’s clear the author knows his subject. I’d compare it to reading highly technical sci-fi. You either try to understand every…
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A Baby's Bones

Written by Rebecca Alexander — Former psychologist Rebecca Alexander certainly knows how to mess with your mind, as evidenced by this debut novel which introduces archaeologist Sage Westfield and is set in the Isle of Wight. Sage is pregnant and has recently split up with…
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The Deepest Grave

If you haven’t yet met Harry Bingham’s DS Fiona Griffiths you are missing out on getting to know one of crime fiction’s most compelling detectives. She’s abrasive, rude, outspoken but absolutely better for knowing. In this sixth book in the Griffiths series, the Welsh DS…
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The Deepest Grave

Written by Harry Bingham — This sixth book in the series featuring one of crime fiction’s most compelling heroines opens with DS Fiona Griffiths bored as hell in her Cardiff nick. It has been 453 days since her last proper corpse when, oh joy of joys, a…
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The Woman in Blue

Written by Elly Griffiths — Walsingham, deep in rural Norfolk, is a curious place. In Jim Kelly’s Death on Demand, for instance, its religious history attracts both serious Christian pilgrims and obscure extremists. Elly Griffiths uses this unusual setting as well, in her new novel…
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The Outcast Dead

Written by Elly Griffiths — The Outcast Dead is another outing for the forensic archaeologist, Ruth Galloway. Here, she has just excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice once used as a prison. The remains appear to be those of…
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Dying Fall

Written by Elly Griffiths — Ruth Galloway is a forensic archaeologist in a Norfolk University. She specialises in analysing the bones of ancient people, uncovered during archaeological digs. When she hears of the tragic death of an old friend from student days, she is saddened,…
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