Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Title: The Crossing Places
Author: Elly Griffiths
Series: Ruth Galloway #1
Genre: Mystery
Setting: A small town near Norfolk.
Reason for Reading: I had been feeling like reading a mystery lately.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 303, plus a sneak peek at the sequel The Janus Stone.
Copyright Date: 2009
Cover: Black and white, a bleak picture of the shore.
First line: "They wait for the tide and set out at first light."
Epigraph: This would have been a great book for an epigraph, with all its literary references - but no.
Trigger Warnings/Themes: Dead children, abduction, the marshes, mummies.
Best part: I found the writing very compelling.
Worst part: It was a bit creepy.
Imaginary Theme Song: Wild, Wild Sea by Sting.
Grade: C+
Recommended for: Mystery fans and those interested in archaeology.
Related Reads: The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs.
Tags: books 2011, fiction
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