Dying Fall

A Ruth Galloway Mystery

Griffiths, Elly

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dying Fall
After an old university friend and fellow archeologist is murdered, forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway travels to Lancashire to examine the bones he found, which reveal a shocking fact about King Arthur, and discovers a campus living in fear of a sinister right-wing group called the White Hand.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Harcourt Mifflin Harcourt,, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780547798165
Characteristics: 392 pages ;,22 cm.


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Comment by: JCLJanineM May 08, 2013

For those invested in the Ruth Galloway series characters, it's worth the read. But the plot gets downright silly at times and you have to seriously suspend your disbelief for this one.

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Oct 16, 2014
  • egandalf rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is poorly written in the wrong tense. I mentally edited the pages as I read them. I fail to understand how books such as these are ever published.

Jul 31, 2014
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoy each and every one of the books in this entertaining mystery series featuring forensic archeologist, Ruth Galloway. Now a Mother of a 2 year old, Ruth balances a holiday/work trip to Blackpool where she tries to authenticate a grave that may or may not be that of King Arthur. But what does the secret society of the White Hand have to do with it all?????

Jan 27, 2014
  • Edgarmole rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Over the course of the series I have become extremely fond of the main characters, the forensic archeologist Ruth and the police detective Nelson, who love each other and their little two year old girl, but cannot be together because Nelson is a married man with a family. The strange, racist secret society seems rather improbable to me, but it was fun to read about the possibility of King Arthur's grave being found, and I enjoy reading what all can be discovered from a study of ancient bones.

Oct 04, 2013
  • capitalcity rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Any flicker of mystery has been smothered by the gooey treacle of domesticity. Babies and todlers have put the kybosh on any intrigue proferred by the current case involving Ruth Galloway. In fact, this is more a fantasy, what with a cute, cuddly, utterly docile pit bull terrier being the perfect play companion for a two-year old child. Boring, rehashed, politically correct characterizations impeling the reader to reach the conclusion as mercifully quickly as possible.

Sep 09, 2013
  • LT rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Absorbing, but the author's credibility has been strained a bit too far this time around.

Jun 25, 2013
  • banjodog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the fifth in the Ruth Galloway series. She becomes involved in a mystery through her job a forensic anthropologist. She is a regular person, over weight and a single mother. Full of interesting characters. I am not only entertained but learn something as well.

For those invested in the Ruth Galloway series characters, it's worth the read. But the plot gets downright silly at times and you have to seriously suspend your disbelief for this one.

Apr 15, 2013
  • emerge rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not the strongest of the series but it does end with some changes for a few of the regular characters.

Mar 23, 2013
  • akarenina rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A pro forma set up with her usual characters. Not very compelling or outstanding.


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