Friday, July 6, 2012

A Room Full of Bones, by Elly Griffiths

I love the Ruth Galloway/DCI Harry Nelson series. The books need to be read in order to follow the developing relationships that contextualize the mysteries and make the books such a pleasure.  Here, a bishop's coffin is exhumed on the grounds of the Smith estate which houses both a horse farm and a museum of curiosities gathered by the previous Lord Smith.  The ill-fated opening of the coffin brings Ruth and Harry back together on a case. Cathbad, the Druid, continues to represent the mystical side of things, but is joined by Bob Woonunga, who is trying to get the bones of Native Australians repatriated to the Dreaming.

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