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The Woman In Blue

byElly Griffiths

Paperback | March 21, 2017

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Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth - an inspired creation." - Louise Penny

"Readers will look forward to learning more about [Ruth Galloway]." - USA Today

"Ruth is a terrific character: unglamorous, smart, down-to-earth and completely believable." - San Jose Mercury News

Known as England's Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway's druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrapped in blue cloth is found dead the next day, and Ruth's old friend Hilary, an Anglican priest, receives a series of hateful, threatening letters. Could these crimes be connected? When one of Hilary's fellow female priests is murdered just before Little Walsingham's annual Good Friday Passion Play, Ruth, Cathbad, and DCI Harry Nelson must team up to find the killer before he strikes again.

"An uncommon, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion." - Erin Hart "
ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men mystery series. She is the recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her work has been praised as gripping" (Louise Penny), "captivating," ( Wall Street Journal ) and "must-reads for fans of crime fiction" (Associated Press). Sh...
Title:The Woman In BlueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.95 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544947118

ISBN - 13:9780544947115

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent series I devour each of the Ruth Galloway mysteries as they're released. This one was no exception. The setting (northern England, medieval towns) is probably the most compelling character in these books, as the resolutions are always a little unlikely (as with most murder mysteries). Human characters also interesting and continue to develop in resonant ways.
Date published: 2016-12-14

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR ELLY GRIFFITHS AND THE RUTH GALLOWAY SERIES Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award Galloway is an everywoman, smart, successful and a little bit unsure of herself. Readers will look forward to learning more about her." - USA Today "Elly Griffiths draws us all the way back to prehistoric times? Highly atmospheric." - The New York Times Book Review "Forensic archeologist and academic Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth-an inspired creation. I identified with her insecurities and struggles, and cheered her on. " - Louise Penny, author of the bestselling Armand Gamache series "These books are must-reads." - Deborah Crombie, author of the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series "[Ruth Galloway's] an uncommon, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion." - Erin Hart, Agatha and Anthony Award nominated author of Haunted Ground and Lake of Sorrows "Ruth Galloway is a remarkable, delightful character? A must-read for fans of crime and mystery fiction." - Associated Press "Rich in atmosphere and history and blessed by [Griffith's] continuing development of brilliant, feisty, independent Ruth? A Room Full of Bones, like its predecessors, works its magic on the reader's imagination." - Richmond Times-Dispatch "Lovers of well-written and intelligent traditional mysteries will welcome [Griffith's] fourth book? A Room Full of Bones is a clever blend of history and mystery with more than enough forensic details to attract the more attentive reader." - Denver Post "