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The Outcast Dead

Griffiths, Elly (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway uncovers the bones of a Victorian murderess while a baby snatcher threatens modern-day Norfolk in this exciting new entry in a beloved series. Every year a ceremony is held in Norwich for the bodies in the paupers' graves: the Service for the Outcast Dead. Ruth has a particular interest in this year's proceedings. Her recent dig at Norwich Castle turned up the body of the notorious Mother Hook, who was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children. Now Ruth is the reluctant star of the TV series Women Who Kill, working alongside the program's alluring history expert, Professor Chet Bruce. DCI Harry Nelson is immersed in the case of three children found dead in their home. He is sure that the mother is responsible. Then another child is abducted and a kidnapper dubbed the Childminder claims responsibility. Are there two murderers afoot, or is the Childminder behind all the deaths? The team must race to find out--and the stakes couldn't be any higher when another child goes missing. "--
Authors: Griffiths, Elly
Title: The outcast dead
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2014.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Characteristics: 374 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway uncovers the bones of a Victorian murderess while a baby snatcher threatens modern-day Norfolk in this exciting new entry in a beloved series. Every year a ceremony is held in Norwich for the bodies in the paupers' graves: the Service for the Outcast Dead. Ruth has a particular interest in this year's proceedings. Her recent dig at Norwich Castle turned up the body of the notorious Mother Hook, who was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children. Now Ruth is the reluctant star of the TV series Women Who Kill, working alongside the program's alluring history expert, Professor Chet Bruce. DCI Harry Nelson is immersed in the case of three children found dead in their home. He is sure that the mother is responsible. Then another child is abducted and a kidnapper dubbed the Childminder claims responsibility. Are there two murderers afoot, or is the Childminder behind all the deaths? The team must race to find out--and the stakes couldn't be any higher when another child goes missing. "--
Local Note: bt/kll
1 2 8 9 14 15
ISBN: 0547792778
9780547792774
Statement of Responsibility: Elly Griffiths
Subject Headings: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British. bisacsh FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General. bisacsh FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths. bisacsh Norfolk (England) Fiction. Murder Investigation Fiction. Missing children Fiction. Women forensic anthropologists Fiction. Galloway, Ruth (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: FICTION Mystery & Detective Traditional British.
FICTION Mystery & Detective General.
FICTION Mystery & Detective Women Sleuths.
Murder
Missing children
Women forensic anthropologists
Galloway, Ruth (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2013045639
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Great read - hope author writes more/and library get them

Jun 12, 2014
  • LaughingOne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I know women like Ruth Galloway. She is someone I would like to personally know: somewhat eccentric, curmudgeonly, confident, a bit shy. Read the books in this series in order as the stories definitely build from book to book, and the characters and relationships develop in interesting ways. I completely enjoy this series.

Apr 19, 2014
  • Edgarmole rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed reading this book, and sharing the lives of the familiar characters. It was not as anguished as some novels in this series but still true to the story. Just a calmer mystery in comparison. It does seem to foreshadow events to come, for instance some shifts in the protagonist's lackluster love life.

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