Room Full of Bones - Ruth Galloway 4 Author:Elly Griffiths It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as ... more »he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables too. These two deaths could be from natural causes but Nelson isn't convinced. When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn. But as Ruth's friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? As her convictions are tested, she and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling and the mystery of The Dreaming may hold the answer to these deaths, and their own survival.« less
This fourth in the series featuring Ruth Galloway and the Norfolk coast felt like meeting up with an old friend. In this book, Ruth's relationships with folks involved in the crime rather than her direct involvement in solving it take center stage. The roomful of bones from the title has to do with Aboriginal bones being kept in England, and the mystery centers around efforts to repatriate them. At the beginning of the book, I found the present tense in which Griffiths writes to be annoying and it separated me from the story, but as I became more involved in the plot, it faded into the background and I didn't notice it. Griffiths writes about the mysticism very well, and in the end leaves just enough to the imagination. As always, I am looking forward to her next book in the series.