A Dying Fall

A Dying Fall

Book - 2013
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Ruth Galloway is shocked when she learns that her old university friend Dan Golding has died tragically in a house fire. But the death takes on a sinister cast when Ruth receives a letter from Dan written just before he died.

The letter tells of a great archaeological discovery, but Dan also says that he is scared for his life. Was Dan's death linked to his find? The only clue is his mention of the Raven King, an ancient name for King Arthur.

Then Ruth is invited to examine the bones Dan found. Ruth travels to Lancashire-the hometown of DCI Nelson-with both her eighteen-month-old daughter, Kate, and her druid friend, Cathbad, in tow. She discovers a campus living in fear of a sinister right-wing group called the White Hand. She also finds that the bones revealed a shocking fact about King Arthur-and they've mysteriously vanished. When Nelson, visiting his mother in Blackpool, learns about the case, he is drawn into the investigation, especially when Ruth and his beloved Kate seem to be in danger. Who is willing to kill to keep the bones a secret?
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780547798165
Branch Call Number: M GRI
Characteristics: 392 p. ;,22 cm

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Normajean11
Jun 30, 2015

A very enjoyable read. Didn't want to put it down. Great series.

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hippiedays
Mar 13, 2015

As a mystery lover, I have been enjoying this series very much.

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egandalf
Oct 16, 2014

This is poorly written in the wrong tense. I mentally edited the pages as I read them. I fail to understand how books such as these are ever published.

samdog123 Jul 31, 2014

I enjoy each and every one of the books in this entertaining mystery series featuring forensic archeologist, Ruth Galloway. Now a Mother of a 2 year old, Ruth balances a holiday/work trip to Blackpool where she tries to authenticate a grave that may or may not be that of King Arthur. But what does the secret society of the White Hand have to do with it all?????

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capitalcity
Oct 04, 2013

Any flicker of mystery has been smothered by the gooey treacle of domesticity. Babies and todlers have put the kybosh on any intrigue proferred by the current case involving Ruth Galloway. In fact, this is more a fantasy, what with a cute, cuddly, utterly docile pit bull terrier being the perfect play companion for a two-year old child. Boring, rehashed, politically correct characterizations impeling the reader to reach the conclusion as mercifully quickly as possible.

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LT
Sep 09, 2013

Absorbing, but the author's credibility has been strained a bit too far this time around.

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banjodog
Jun 25, 2013

This is the fifth in the Ruth Galloway series. She becomes involved in a mystery through her job a forensic anthropologist. She is a regular person, over weight and a single mother. Full of interesting characters. I am not only entertained but learn something as well.

JCLJanineM May 08, 2013

For those invested in the Ruth Galloway series characters, it's worth the read. But the plot gets downright silly at times and you have to seriously suspend your disbelief for this one.

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emerge
Apr 15, 2013

Not the strongest of the series but it does end with some changes for a few of the regular characters.

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lpreston214
Apr 08, 2013

The latest installment in the Ruth Galloway series is entertaining but was a little disappointing because 1. Little happens to advance the story arc with the recurring characters and 2. Ruth actually does almost no forensic archeology. Ruth, with Kate and Cathbad in tow, is in the north of England after an old friend makes a discovery and asks her to provide an opinion on some bones. Unfortunately the friend has been murdered and the bones are nowhere to be found. Kate's father, DCI Harry Nelson who is from the area is visiting family and an old copper friend at the same time. Not too many encounters between the two, but a bit of suspense towards the end. Unfortunately for me, a fact in the murder makes no sense. A man dies in a fire because he can't get out of his house. The door has been locked from the outside. Okaaaay. So why couldn't he unlock and open it from the inside? It's never explained and no matter how much I try to ignore it, it just keeps popping up in my mind.

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