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WI recommended book

(21 Posts)
NanKate Wed 29-Jan-14 17:11:42

A couple of years ago my WI magazine recommended an author called Elly Griffiths. I read her first book 'The Crossing Places' and was hooked.

The heroine is Dr Ruth Galloway who is a forensic archaeologist and she gets involved in helping the local police, especially DCI Harry Nelson !

All the books are set in Norfolk and are very atmospheric.

Hope another Gran/Nan/Gdad gets some pleasure from reading these
books. I am waiting eagerly for my copy of book 6 'The Outcast Dead' to arrive from Amazon. grin

annodomini Wed 29-Jan-14 17:34:23

Thanks NanKate. That sounds like my kind of book. I will look the the author up and put her on my wish list. I'm trying very hard not to buy any more books until I have got through my backlog.

Soutra Wed 29-Jan-14 18:00:21

I couldn't agree more! I started reading them after a holiday in North Norfolk and became similarly hooked. Is there a new one out then? <rushes over to Amazon site to check it out>

numberplease Wed 29-Jan-14 18:05:09

Yes NanKate, they`re really good, aren`t they? I caught on to them a couple of years ago.

Iam64 Wed 29-Jan-14 18:18:01

Thanks, that sounds like just my kind of read

annsixty Wed 29-Jan-14 19:53:09

Just ordered on Kindle.

jennycockerspaniel Wed 29-Jan-14 23:00:13

ithink I would like to read them

rosesarered Thu 30-Jan-14 12:38:00

I will check them out, thanks.

MrsJamJam Thu 30-Jan-14 15:03:23

Sounds like my sort of book so have done a one-click purchase to my kindle. My amazon habit is a bit of a danger to my reducing spending resolutions wink

numberplease Thu 30-Jan-14 17:37:28

I ordered 10 books from Amazon a week or so ago, told myself that was it for a bit, then ordered 2 more yesterday, I really must stop going to the Amazon book section! Mind you, I`ve started buying used in a lot of cases now, much cheaper, even with postage.

NanKate Fri 07-Feb-14 19:11:09

I saw today in the paper that the BBC is going to televise these fabulous books. I hope they do it soon. smile

annodomini Fri 07-Feb-14 20:03:05

I had resolved to give up ordering books for my Kindle but when I read the OP I weakened and ordered the first of the series. I'm still reading Stuart MacBride's Logan McRae series but, to be honest, they're now getting a bit too gory even for me.

numberplease Fri 07-Feb-14 21:49:17

I like the Logan McRae books, but the police in them are a bit rough and ready, aren`t they?

NanKate Fri 07-Feb-14 21:53:10

I have never heard of Logan McCrae. What type of book does he write please?

NanKate Fri 07-Feb-14 21:54:18

Sorry I meant Stuart McBride.

annodomini Fri 07-Feb-14 22:12:03

Here's a link to his books, NanKate.

annodomini Fri 07-Feb-14 22:13:40

Not just the policeMEN, number. He has at least one violent female police officer. That's equality!

NanKate Sun 09-Feb-14 18:54:36

Thanks for the link Annodomini. smile

annsixty Mon 10-Feb-14 13:18:01

Thank you NanKate for your recommendation. I have read the first one and am about to start The Janus Stone. You may like to Google " The Lake District Mysteries" by Martin Edwards, another good series I found for my Kindle.

Daisyanswerdo Mon 10-Feb-14 14:01:48

May be worth keeping an eye on the Amazon Kindle Daily Deal, which offers books for 99p. Limited choice, but I've found a few I wanted.

numberplease Mon 10-Feb-14 15:55:41

Anno, I did say "police", not" policemen", and yes, that "lady" is a bit of a rum `un!