Sunday, December 09, 2018

On My Radar: Elly Griffiths' The Stone Circle

I've made no secret of the fact that Elly Griffiths is one of my favorite authors. This coming Thursday, you'll be able to read my review of her latest book, The Stranger Diaries. Therefore, it will come as no surprise that I was thrilled to discover that her next Dr. Ruth Galloway mystery will be released in the UK next February. (Yes, I love Griffiths so much that I usually buy the UK editions of her books.)

Let's see what this latest book is all about, shall we? (And if you haven't read any of the books in this marvelous series yet, I strongly suggest that you begin at the beginning with The Crossing Places because the lives of this fantastic cast of characters are every bit as absorbing as the mysteries!)

Available in the UK 7 February 2019!

"DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead. Or are they?

Meanwhile, Ruth is working on a dig in the Saltmarsh - another henge, known by the archaeologists as the stone circle - trying not to think about the baby. Then bones are found on the site and identified as those of Margaret Lacey, a twelve-year-old girl who disappeared thirty years ago.

As the Margaret Lacey case progresses, more and more aspects of it begin to hark back to that first case of The Crossing Places, and to Scarlett Henderson, the girl Nelson couldn't save. The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly."

I can't wait to read The Stone Circle! How about you?


In case you prefer the US edition of the book, it will be available on this side of the pond on May 7, 2019!


  1. Me too! Ditto! Can't wait.
    Let us know when you read it or when it's available.
    Can't wait to see what Ruth and Harry and Michelle are up to in the sleepy, yet murderous East Coast of England.
    Just let a friend know about this series.

    1. The book will be available February 7, 2019 in the UK and May 7, 2019 in the US.

  2. Oh, it's so great to hear when a new Ruth Galloway mystery is coming up! I'm looking forward to this one, Cathy!

  3. Can't wait even more now. Just finished "Her Kind of Case," by Jeanne Winer, and am trying to stave off post good-book slump, as Bernadette called it. Am looking for her first book now.

    1. I'm fortunate. I've never suffered from post good-book slump.


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