The Ghost Fields

The Ghost Fields By Elly Griffiths, Ruth is a terrific character unglamorous, smart, down to earth and completely believable San Jose Mercury News Readers will look forward to learning about Ruth Galloway USA Today It s a blazing hot summer in Norfolk when a construction crew unearths a downed American fighter plane from World War II with a body inside Forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway Ruth is a terrific character unglamorous, smart, down to earth and completely believable San Jose Mercury News Readers will look forward to learning about Ruth Galloway USA Today It s a blazing hot summer in Norfolk when a construction crew unearths a downed American fighter plane from World War II with a body inside Forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway determines that the skeleton couldn t possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat long presumed dead news that seems to frighten his descendants Events are further complicated by a TV company that wants to make a film about Norfolk s deserted air force bases, the so called ghost fields, which the Blackstocks have converted into a pig farm As production begins, Ruth notices a mysterious man loitering at Fred Blackstock s memorial service Then human bones are found on the family s pig farm and the weather quickly turns Can the team outrace a looming flood to find the killer Ruth Galloway is a captivating amateur sleuth an inspired creation I identified with her insecurities and struggles, and cheered her on Louise Penny An uncommon, down to earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion Erin Hart. The Ghost Fields Ruth is a terrific character unglamorous smart down to earth and completely believable San Jose Mercury News Readers will look forward to learning about Ruth Galloway USA Today It s a blazing hot su

  • Title: The Ghost Fields
  • Author: Elly Griffiths
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    1. In the seventh series Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson and Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist, are notified that a digger has unearthed an old plane from the Second World War II with a dead pilot inside Galloway immediately determines the dead body did not die in the crash but had recently been placed inside and killed by a bullet through the head The Ghost Fields is not only a crime novel, but an intricate story evolving around the main characters keeping the reader well entertained [...]

    2. A buried WWII plane is found with its pilot still in the cockpit But Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway soon discover that the man in the plane has been placed there Who was he and why was he placed inside the plane The Ghosts Fields are the seventh book in the Ruth Galloway series and I have read them all so I was quite happy when I was approved from this book over on NetGalley Actually, I wasn t supposed to read this book now, but I let it get ahead in the queue since I really wanted to read [...]

    3. Two years on from Ruth s appearance on TV and with a book under her belt she is singlehandedly going some way towards putting the University of North Norfolk on the map , less for its archaeological connections and for the rising crime rates one suspects In this seventh outing featuring the forensic archaeologist, Dr Ruth Galloway, once again Elly Griffiths has made great use of Norfolk s historical connections to deliver a hugely satisfying puzzle to unravel Followers of this series will know [...]

    4. The Ruth Galloway series continues to be one of my favorites It has what I want and require from a mystery series an intelligent and sympathetic protagonist a mixture of mystery and other , in this case archeology, a personal favorite interest interesting and developed characters and relationships as well as relationships that grow over time and of course a mystery that I want answered Being a long time Anglophile, the English setting doesn t hurt either In this episode, during the clearing of a [...]

    5. Reading a Dr Ruth Galloway, Elly Griffiths novel is like catching up with an old friend, or putting on those comfy slippers after an arduous day on your feet It is bliss, comfortable and comforting and leaves a smile on your face.This is the seventh in series that is becoming stronger with her wide cast of characters seemingly able to hold the stage while everything flows wondeerfully through Ruth.The writer wonderfully reviews the previous interactions in her books without repeating vast pages [...]

    6. This is my favorite mystery series currently and I love the main character, Ruth Galloway Galloway is a fortiesh archeologist professor at an university in northern England She is called in to help on cases when bones are found and the police have no idea how old they are She is fiercely independent and lives out in the middle of nowhere raising her six year old daughter In this installment, a bulldozer makes a grizzly discovery of a WWII airplane with the pilot still instill inside Galloway is [...]

    7. 2013 was one of my best reading years ever It was the year that I discovered Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway series and got to read the first five Ruth Galloway novels one right after the other It was a blissful reading spring that year But, once you re up to speed in a series, there is the yearly wait for the next book, and in a favorite series such as this one by Elly Griffiths, it s a hard wait Once again, it was worth the wait The Ghost Fields brought to life those characters I missed so much A [...]

    8. Middle aged hanky pankyWhen developers start to dig up a field prior to building houses on it, the work is brought to a sudden halt by the discovery of a buried WW2 plane, complete with partially mummified corpse Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in, and spots something the police have unaccountably missed a bullet hole in the corpse s forehead Immediately knowing psychically that this wound was not caused during an airfight, she leaps to the conclusion that the man was the victim o [...]

    9. Although I enjoyed being back in the company of this ensemble of characters, I don t think this was one of Griffiths s stronger plots Once again, the ending is somewhat ridiculous in that it involves not only Ruth s but just about everyone in the book s running around confronting and threatening each other and plunging into freezing, filthy water The pictures in my head were slap stick comical, not dark and threatening Griffiths should really resist the temptation to build up to these overwrough [...]

    10. I spent the weekend reading the most recent three booksin this series now I m caught up until The Chalk Pit is released at the end of May I think that this was my least favorite of the three I read this weekend I didn t love the mystery To talk for a moment about the characters, I m pretty tired of eternal Nelson Ruth Michelle triangle It is unclear to me what either of those women find to hold on to in their relationships with him Someone needs to shit or get off the pot I thought, perhaps, Rut [...]

    11. Great labyrinthine modern day murder mystery dating back to World War 2.A dead body is found in a buried World War 2 aircraft wreck, but it s not the original pilot Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway aids DCI Nelson to help solve the mystery.This is my second book by Elly Griffiths and my first of the Ruth Galloway series The character of Ruth works really well She s strong, but with the human frailties we all have and prefer to keep hidden The book captures the beautiful Norfolk coast well wi [...]

    12. I really like this series, and in this story, we see forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway continue to be non committal in relationships with men, and doing her best to juggle her university teaching job, being a consultant for the police, and raising her 5 year old daughter Kate The title comes from the name used for abandoned World War II airbases scattered along the Norfolk coast Many most were used by American planes and pilots A local lad from a family of gentry, the Blackstocks, had gone to [...]

    13. The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths.This is the 7th in the Ruth Galloway mystery series and happily my 7th The reason I keep reading this wonderful series is not only for the realistic characters and evolving relationships s the endings This story in particular is my favorite one to date One thing I can count on with this author, E.G is her endings They never fail to confound me completely This ending I never saw coming The Edward Spens construction company is busy these days Busy digging up the [...]

    14. I ve read all of Griffith s Ruth Galloway mysteries over the last few weeks Things I like about the series the setting the idea of real life women s concerns like arranging child care as part of a mystery series the blend of archeology, mythology, and history and the ongoing stories of the cast of characters However, the last item is also what I ve grown to dislike about the series while it s fun to see some of the supporting players evolving, there s a sense that Ruth, the central character, is [...]

    15. Ghost Fields is the name given to the old World War II airfields in Norfolk A crashed WWII plane is found during some construction, and there is a body in the cockpit This book is also about an aristocratic family who have lived in Norfolk for generations and the secrets in their history And there s also the continuing relationships between Ruth, Nelson, Michelle, Judy, Cathbad, and Clough.There are surprises in this book The author consistently shows her characters growing and evolving over the [...]

    16. Ruth Galloway is back in 2015 and this time a local developer has unearthed a WWII plane with the pilot still intact The only problem is that it s not the original pilot and this corpse has a bullet through his head What the What Enter Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist This was one of the best Galloway mysteries since the series beganavo Add to that some very interesting developments finally in their personal lives and wow I hope this movement doesn t flag in the next installment, which I am [...]

    17. The Ruth Galloway series is my favorite series I look forward to each book that is written and published Since many have already given a synopsis of the book, I will say what I like about this series.One can read this as a stand alone book and still be able to follow it However, I feel the reader would be missing the character development that has happened in the past six books As a reader, I now care about Ruth and all the other regular characters because of the of the occurrences in past books [...]

    18. Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate the discovery of a crashed World War II plane buried in a field with the pilot still inside But Ruth doesn t believe the body has been there since the plane crashed and thinks it has been buried somewhere else and moved to the plane recently The plane and the body are discovered at the start of a controversial building development of luxury holiday homes Ruth s investigation brings her into contact once again with DI Harry Nelson.This is a fascinating st [...]

    19. Det r alltid lika kul att f terse Ruth och g nget Detta r s mysig l sning och perfekt n r man vill ta sig ur en l ssvacka L s hela recensionen h r ewelinasbokblogg

    20. Another enjoyable Ruth Galloway mystery, although i am finding them rather predictable But this is part of the charm We all want to know if Ruth and Nelson will ever get together, but once we know, it will spoil the story so please keep us in suspense

    21. Elly Griffiths Dr Ruth Galloway series is one of my must buys, and it just keeps getting better with each new book In The Ghost Fields, the weather plays an integral part in the action, first with unrelenting heat and then with endless rain and flooding Griffiths makes Norfolk come to life, and her choice of title is particularly evocative This book talks not only of the abandoned air fields of World War II, but other ghost fields from centuries past Ruth is dealing with a Bronze Age burial when [...]

    22. Absolutely love this series, one of my all time favourites Ruth is so real to me, and I think she s fabulous Should this series come to an end I ll be bereft So far though, still three books to go, yippee My rating strategy 5 stars An all time favourite, I could tell you about this 10 years later4 stars Loved this, really gripping fun exciting, will remember long term3 stars Definitely enjoyed, might forget quickly though, but happy to read by the author2 stars Likely to have some good points, [...]

    23. Deducted half a star because there wasn t a lot of Cathbad sigh I love Cathbad CharacterCrushSo the plot in this book, the 7th in the Ruth Galloway series, was very Shakespearean Fathers, sons, brothers, a dash of crazy, a scant teaspoon of biblical floods, a dollop of romance and a pinch of marital infidelity All that was missing was the where fore art thou s A WWII plane is uncovered in a field with skeletal remains inside, which leads Ruth, Nelson and the team to an eccentric area family with [...]

    24. I love Ruth Galloway but as I ve pointed out in other reviews Griffiths isn t always the most accomplished of plotters here she has overcome that shortfall and has produced a book with all the trademark wonderful characterisation Phil looks at her quizzically He doesn t always get irony unless he s concentrating , sly observation Nelson, watching as Clough selects two biscuits conveniently stuck together and outrageous wit Clough, who has been maintaining a stunned silence, says Are you telling [...]

    25. Synopsis The Blackstocks have some splainin to do when a downed WWII bomber is found buried on their property during a construction project When it turns out the skeleton can t be from the 40 s, they have even explaining to do.Can Ruth and Nelson unravel the mystery before becoming the next set of skeletal remains and just who is the new potential love interest with an eye for Ruth My rating As usual, 5 stars My opinion Another winner in the Ruth Galloway series It always amazes me that Ms Grif [...]

    26. The first book I ve read in the Ruth Galloway series but will check out .A WWII plane is discovered with a pilot inside The Forensic archaeolgist Rurh Galloway knows that the body can t have been there since the war and DNA shows that he is a local man who was reported dead in a plane whtat went down over the sea The family are disturbed by the news But just what happened and is someone in the family responsible for attacks happening around the family A TV company is making a documentary and the [...]

    27. Love this series and this might be the best one yet When a land developer is clearing land for a housing development a discovery is made A WWII plane is found buried and still has the pilot in the cockpit so Ruth is called in to identify the body Turns out this pilot was supposedly killed when his plane crashed into the sea during the war A couple things don t add up though This particular pilot was supposedly on a different plane Plus there is that little issue of the gunshot wound in his skull [...]

    28. Det r alltid lite av en h gtidsstund att s tta sig med en Ruth Galloway bok De de f lten r redan den sjunde boken i serien och man skulle kunna tro att jag, som inte alls verkar gilla det h r med k rlekstrams och relationstjafs i deckare, skulle ha tr ttnat f r l ngesedan Men icke Det r n got med de h r b ckerna som klickar med mig L s mer p min blogg

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