The Resource The Janus stone, Elly Griffiths

The Janus stone, Elly Griffiths

Label
The Janus stone
Title
The Janus stone
Statement of responsibility
Elly Griffiths
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 ..
Member of
Summary
Investigating the discovery of a murdered child on a demolition site, pregnant archaeologist Ruth Galloway teams up with Detective Harry Nelson to discern the victim's identity before realizing that she is being targeted by a dangerous assailant.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
369201
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffiths, Elly
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Ruth Galloway mystery
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women archaeologists
  • Children
  • Norwich (England)
  • Children
  • Women archaeologists
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The Janus stone, Elly Griffiths
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Quercus, 2010
  • Includes an excerpt from The house at sea's end
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn505420666
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780547237442
Lccn
2010005740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)505420666
Label
The Janus stone, Elly Griffiths
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Quercus, 2010
  • Includes an excerpt from The house at sea's end
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn505420666
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780547237442
Lccn
2010005740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)505420666

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