'A great series' Guardian. (Guardian)
'Griffiths' excellent series is well informed and original' Literary Review. (Literary Review)
'Griffiths weaves superstition and myth into her crime novels, skilfully treading a line between credulity and modern methods of detection' Sunday Times. (Sunday Times)
'Archaeology and crime often walk hand in hand in crime fiction, and seem a natural fit as they have in common both bones and quests for the truth. I've never before, however, read a crime novel in which the two blend as successfully as in The Crossing Places ... Elly Griffiths' characterization is as good as her writing, and I can't wait for the next in the series' Shotsmag.co.uk. (Shotsmag) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
WINNER OF THE 2016 CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY. A child's bones are discovered on the windswept Norfolk marshes. Believing them to be ancient, the police call in Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist. But this is no prehistoric grave. It seems a cold missing person case has now become a murder investigation. A must-read for all crime fiction fans, particularly readers of Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product description
The Zig Zag Girl
- By: Elly Griffiths
- Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
- Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Brighton, 1950: When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick: the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar's. They served together in the war as part of a shadowy unit called the Magic Men. Max is still on the circuit, touring seaside towns in the company of ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls.
- 4 out of 5 stars
Thrilling but sometimes transparent
- By Eosaphrodite on 26-04-2017