Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The House at Sea's End, by Elly Griffiths
Third in the series of mysteries featuring Ruth Galloway, the forensic anthropologist, and Harry Nelson, the police detective who seeks her expertise to solve modern murders. Ruth is now the mother of an infant girl, Kate, and the professional woman as mother theme is present throughout. Nelson, Kate's father, struggles with his unfaithfulness to his wife and his attraction to Galloway. The bodies are of six German soldiers who were shot and buried on the north Norfolk coast during the second world war. I like her mysteries, her writing and her characters, but I'd like a little further development of the characters.