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The Janus Stone, by Elly Griffiths

The Janus Stone: Bones are Buried Beneath it and Secrets Hidden The Janus Stone is every bit as good as its predecessor, The Crossing Places, and in most ways even better. The protagonist, Dr Ruth Galloway, head of the forensic archaeology … Continue reading

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Twisted Wing, by Ruth Newman

Twisted Wing Have you ever read the first 100 pages of a book and given up? That is what I nearly did with this one. But I persevered, and I am glad I did. The remaining 250 pages more than … Continue reading

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B-Very Flat, by Margot Kinberg

Bflat I loved reading B-Very Flat, which is a perfect 200-page mystery novel. The first half is an account of a group of students at Tilton University, scene of the author’s first novel, Publish or Perish. We are drawn into the … Continue reading

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The Crossing Places, by Elly Griffiths

  The Crossing Places: A Case for Ruth Galloway I thoroughly enjoyed this novel by Elly Griffiths, which depicts a vivid and attractive character, Dr Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist at North Norfolk University, a fictional institution near the salt … Continue reading

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Publish or Perish, by Margot Kinberg

  Publish or Perish Academic intrigue is deeply entrenched at Tilton University. Graduate student Nick Merrill has devised Learn It!, a computer program to help students learn English, which seems from initial trials to be very effective. Nick asks Connor … Continue reading

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