Review – The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

(The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 1) I like stories filled with good characters and plenty of mystery and this really delivers on both fronts. The book blurb: “Dr Ruth Galloway is called in when a child’s bones are discovered near a prehistoric site on the north Norfolk salt marshes. Are they the remains of a …

When reading becomes a chore

I’ve just finished reading Roadkill, the latest Cal Leandros novel by Rob Thurman and it was hard work. Such a let-down after the previous four books in the series. Admittedly, none of them have matched the first one because in that there was a well-handled twist that I never saw coming and that’s always a pleasant surprise, but mostly they were exciting, dynamic romps. Which is why this one was such hard work – it failed in so many things with which the others succeeded.