It’s summer, the beaches are warm, the pool beckons, the Aboriginal skulls are causing a widespread epidemic…
At least, in Elly Griffiths latest Ruth Galloway mystery, A ROOM FULL OF BONES, they are.
On Halloween night, Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But upon arriving she finds the museum’s curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and Detective Inspector Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate.
Together they discover that before the curator’s death the museum’s owner, Lord Smith, had received threatening letters demanding that he hand over the museum’s collection of Aborigine skulls. When he finds a dead snake in his stable yard, he’s convinced it’s an evil portent.
Following another senseless death, Ruth and Nelson become further embroiled in the case. But as Ruth’s close friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? She and Nelson must discover how Aborigine skulls and drug smuggling may hold the answer to these deaths and their own survival in the latest installment of this “must-read” series (Associated Press).