Monday, December 23, 2013

The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths

In this sixth outing of the Ruth Galloway series, Ruth becomes immersed in the life of Jemima Green. Nicknamed "Mother Hook", Green became infamous in Victorian times for possibly murdering young children in her care. Ruth unearths bones that might be Jemima's and agrees to participate in a television program about her life. It doesn't hurt that a dishy American historian named Frank is doing the show also. Meanwhile, Ruth finds herself drawn into a child kidnapping case that hits especially close to home. The Outcast Dead is another satisfying outing with Ruth and her wide circle of friends. For readers who like series where the personal relationships of the characters are more prominent than the mystery. It will be published in March.

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