Friday, September 25, 2009

The Crossing Places - Euro Crime review quote

Elly Griffiths's The Crossing Places has recently come out in paperback and I was delighted to spot a quote from a Euro Crime review inside a library copy:

The whole review, written by Pat Austin, can be read here.
(NB. At the time the review was posted it was not widely known that the author also writes as Domenica de Rosa.)

The sequel, The Janus Stone, will be published in February 2010. here's the synopsis:
Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast. It turns out the house was once a children's home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the home. Father Hennessey tells him that two children did go missing from the home forty years before - a boy and a girl. They were never found. When carbon dating proves that the child's bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the scent by frightening her half to death...

1 comment:

kathy d. said...

Feel like pulling out my hair with frustration that the book by Elly Griffiths, books by Karen Campbell and Camille Lackberg, and so many more that I find here (usually) and elsewhere won't be available in the U.S. for what seems like a year.

The library doesn't have them, bookstores don't have them. It costs a fortune to ship from UK to NYC.

What to do? Frustration reigns.
Not to mention no PBS version of Stieg Larsson's movies from his books to come to U.S. any time soon. What shall we do?