The Ghost Fields

The chilling discovery of a downed World War II plane with a body inside leads Ruth and DCI Nelson to uncover a wealthy family s secrets in the seventh Ruth Galloway mystery Norfolk is suffering from record summer heat when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery a downed World War II plane with the pilot still inside Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway quicklyThe chilling discovery of a downed World War II plane with a body inside leads Ruth and DCI Nelson to uncover a wealthy family s secrets in the seventh Ruth Galloway mystery Norfolk is suffering from record summer heat when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery a downed World War II plane with the pilot still inside Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn t possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea When the remaining members of the Blackstock family learn about the discovery, they seem strangely frightened by the news Events are further complicated by a TV company that wants to make a film about Norfolk s deserted air force bases, the so called Ghost Fields, which have been partially converted into a pig farm run by one of the younger Blackstocks As production begins, Ruth notices a mysterious man lurking on the outskirts of Fred Blackstock s memorial service Then human bones are found on the family s pig farm Can the team outrace a looming flood to find a killer Laced with dry humor and anchored by perennial fan favorite Ruth, The Ghost Fields will delight fans new and old.
The Ghost Fields The chilling discovery of a downed World War II plane with a body inside leads Ruth and DCI Nelson to uncover a wealthy family s secrets in the seventh Ruth Galloway mystery Norfolk is suffering from

  • Title: The Ghost Fields
  • Author: Elly Griffiths
  • ISBN: 9780544330146
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. In the seventh series Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson and Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist, are notified that a digger has unearthed an old plane from the Second World War II with a dead pilot inside. Galloway immediately determines the dead body did not die in the crash but had recently been placed inside and killed by a bullet through the head. The Ghost Fields is not only a crime novel, but an intricate story evolving around the main characters keeping the reader well entertaine [...]

    2. A buried WWII plane is found with its pilot still in the cockpit. But Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway soon discover that the man in the plane has been placed there. Who was he and why was he placed inside the plane?The Ghosts Fields are the seventh book in the Ruth Galloway series and I have read them all so I was quite happy when I was approved from this book over on NetGalley. Actually, I wasn't supposed to read this book now, but I let it get ahead in the queue since I really wanted to r [...]

    3. Two years on from Ruth's appearance on TV and with a book under her belt she is singlehandedly going some way towards "putting the University of North Norfolk on the map", less for its archaeological connections and more for the rising crime rates one suspects! In this seventh outing featuring the forensic archaeologist, Dr Ruth Galloway, once again Elly Griffiths has made great use of Norfolk's historical connections to deliver a hugely satisfying puzzle to unravel. Followers of this series wil [...]

    4. The Ruth Galloway series continues to be one of my favorites. It has what I want and require from a mystery series: an intelligent and sympathetic protagonist; a mixture of mystery and "other", in this case archeology, a personal favorite interest; interesting and developed characters and relationships as well as relationships that grow over time; and of course a mystery that I want answered. Being a long-time Anglophile, the English setting doesn't hurt either!In this episode, during the cleari [...]

    5. Reading a Dr Ruth Galloway, Elly Griffiths novel is like catching up with an old friend, or putting on those comfy slippers after an arduous day on your feet. It is bliss, comfortable and comforting and leaves a smile on your face.This is the seventh in series that is becoming stronger with her wide cast of characters seemingly able to hold the stage while everything flows wondeerfully through Ruth.The writer wonderfully reviews the previous interactions in her books without repeating vast pages [...]

    6. This is my favorite mystery series currently and I love the main character, Ruth Galloway. Galloway is a fortiesh archeologist professor at an university in northern England. She is called in to help on cases when bones are found and the police have no idea how old they are. She is fiercely independent and lives out in the middle of nowhere raising her six year old daughter. In this installment, a bulldozer makes a grizzly discovery of a WWII airplane with the pilot still instill inside. Gallowa [...]

    7. 2013 was one of my best reading years ever. It was the year that I discovered Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series and got to read the first five Ruth Galloway novels one right after the other. It was a blissful reading spring that year. But, once you're up to speed in a series, there is the yearly wait for the next book, and in a favorite series such as this one by Elly Griffiths, it's a hard wait. Once again, it was worth the wait. The Ghost Fields brought to life those characters I missed so [...]

    8. Middle-aged hanky-pankyWhen developers start to dig up a field prior to building houses on it, the work is brought to a sudden halt by the discovery of a buried WW2 plane, complete with partially mummified corpse. Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in, and spots something the police have unaccountably missed – a bullet hole in the corpse's forehead. Immediately knowing (psychically) that this wound was not caused during an airfight, she leaps to the conclusion that the man was the [...]

    9. Although I enjoyed being back in the company of this ensemble of characters, I don't think this was one of Griffiths's stronger plots. Once again, the ending is somewhat ridiculous in that it involves not only Ruth's but just about everyone in the book's running around confronting and threatening each other and plunging into freezing, filthy water. The pictures in my head were slap-stick comical, not dark and threatening. Griffiths should really resist the temptation to build up to these overwro [...]

    10. I spent the weekend reading the most recent three booksin this series & now I'm caught up until The Chalk Pit is released at the end of May. I think that this was my least favorite of the three I read this weekend - I didn't love the mystery. To talk for a moment about the characters, I'm pretty tired of eternal Nelson - Ruth - Michelle triangle. It is unclear to me what either of those women find to hold on to in their relationships with him. Someone needs to shit or get off the pot. I thou [...]

    11. Great labyrinthine modern day murder mystery dating back to World War 2.A dead body is found in a buried World War 2 aircraft wreck, but it's not the original pilot Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway aids DCI Nelson to help solve the mystery.This is my second book by Elly Griffiths and my first of the Ruth Galloway series. The character of Ruth works really well. She's strong, but with the human frailties we all have and prefer to keep hidden. The book captures the beautiful Norfolk coast well [...]

    12. I really like this series, and in this story, we see forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway continue to be non-committal in relationships with men, and doing her best to juggle her university teaching job, being a consultant for the police, and raising her 5-year-old daughter Kate. The title comes from the name used for abandoned World War II airbases scattered along the Norfolk coast. Many (most?) were used by American planes and pilots. A local lad from a family of gentry, the Blackstocks, had go [...]

    13. The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths.This is the 7th in the Ruth Galloway mystery series and happily my 7th. The reason I keep reading this wonderful series is not only for the realistic characters and evolving relationships's the endings. This story in particular is my favorite one to date. One thing I can count on with this author, E.G is her endings. They never fail to confound me completely. This ending I never saw coming. The Edward Spens construction company is busy these days. Busy digging [...]

    14. I've read all of Griffith's Ruth Galloway mysteries over the last few weeks. Things I like about the series: the setting: the idea of real life women's concerns (like arranging child care) as part of a mystery series; the blend of archeology, mythology, and history; and the ongoing stories of the cast of characters. However, the last item is also what I've grown to dislike about the series: while it's fun to see some of the supporting players evolving, there's a sense that Ruth, the central char [...]

    15. Ghost Fields is the name given to the old World War II airfields in Norfolk. A crashed WWII plane is found during some construction, and there is a body in the cockpit. This book is also about an aristocratic family who have lived in Norfolk for generations and the secrets in their history. And there's also the continuing relationships between Ruth, Nelson, Michelle, Judy, Cathbad, and Clough.There are surprises in this book! The author consistently shows her characters growing and evolving over [...]

    16. Ruth Galloway is back in 2015 and this time a local developer has unearthed a WWII plane with the pilot still intact. The only problem is that it's not the original pilot and this corpse has a bullet through his head. What the What? Enter Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist. This was one of the best Galloway mysteries since the series beganavo! Add to that some very interesting developments (finally) in their personal lives and wow. I hope this movement doesn't flag in the next installment, wh [...]

    17. The Ruth Galloway series is my favorite series. I look forward to each book that is written and published. Since many have already given a synopsis of the book, I will say what I like about this series.One can read this as a stand alone book and still be able to follow it. However, I feel the reader would be missing the character development that has happened in the past six books. As a reader, I now care about Ruth and all the other regular characters because of the of the occurrences in past b [...]

    18. Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate the discovery of a crashed World War II plane buried in a field with the pilot still inside. But Ruth doesn't believe the body has been there since the plane crashed and thinks it has been buried somewhere else and moved to the plane recently. The plane and the body are discovered at the start of a controversial building development of luxury holiday homes. Ruth's investigation brings her into contact once again with DI Harry Nelson.This is a fascinating [...]

    19. Det är alltid lika kul att få återse Ruth och gänget! Detta är så mysig läsning och perfekt när man vill ta sig ur en lässvacka. Läs hela recensionen här: ewelinasbokblogg/

    20. Another enjoyable Ruth Galloway mystery, although i am finding them rather predictable. But this is part of the charm. We all want to know if Ruth and Nelson will ever get together, but once we know, it will spoil the story - so please keep us in suspense!

    21. Elly Griffiths' Dr. Ruth Galloway series is one of my must-buys, and it just keeps getting better with each new book. In The Ghost Fields, the weather plays an integral part in the action, first with unrelenting heat and then with endless rain and flooding. Griffiths makes Norfolk come to life, and her choice of title is particularly evocative. This book talks not only of the abandoned air fields of World War II, but other "ghost fields" from centuries past. Ruth is dealing with a Bronze Age bur [...]

    22. Absolutely love this series, one of my all-time favourites. Ruth is so real to me, and I think she's fabulous. Should this series come to an end I'll be bereft. So far though, still three books to go, yippee!My rating strategy:5 stars = An all time favourite, I could tell you about this 10 years later4 stars = Loved this, really gripping/fun/exciting, will remember long term3 stars = Definitely enjoyed, might forget quickly though, but happy to read more by the author2 stars = Likely to have som [...]

    23. Deducted half a star because there wasn't a lot of Cathbad. *sigh* I love Cathbad. #CharacterCrushSo the plot in this book, the 7th in the Ruth Galloway series, was very Shakespearean. Fathers, sons, brothers, a dash of crazy, a scant teaspoon of biblical floods, a dollop of romance and a pinch of marital infidelity. All that was missing was the where-fore-art-thou's. A WWII plane is uncovered in a field with skeletal remains inside, which leads Ruth, Nelson and the team to an eccentric area fam [...]

    24. I love Ruth Galloway but as I've pointed out in other reviews Griffiths isn't always the most accomplished of plotters: here she has overcome that shortfall and has produced a book with all the trademark wonderful characterisation ('Phil looks at her quizzically. He doesn't always get irony unless he's concentrating'), sly observation ('Nelson, watching as Clough selects two biscuits conveniently stuck together') and outrageous wit ('Clough, who has been maintaining a stunned silence, says 'Are [...]

    25. Synopsis: The Blackstocks have some 'splainin' to do when a downed WWII bomber is found buried on their property during a construction project. When it turns out the skeleton can't be from the 40's, they have even more explaining to do.Can Ruth and Nelson unravel the mystery before becoming the next set of skeletal remains and just who is the new potential love interest with an eye for Ruth? My rating: As usual, 5 stars!My opinion: Another winner in the Ruth Galloway series. It always amazes me [...]

    26. The first book I've read in the Ruth Galloway series- but will check out more.A WWII plane is discovered with a pilot inside. The Forensic archaeolgist Rurh Galloway knows that the body can't have been there since the war and DNA shows that he is a local man who was reported dead in a plane whtat went down over the sea. The family are disturbed by the news. But just what happened and is someone in the family responsible for attacks happening around the family?A TV company is making a documentary [...]

    27. Love this series and this might be the best one yet. When a land developer is clearing land for a housing development a discovery is made. A WWII plane is found buried and still has the pilot in the cockpit so Ruth is called in to identify the body. Turns out this pilot was supposedly killed when his plane crashed into the sea during the war. A couple things don't add up though. This particular pilot was supposedly on a different plane. Plus there is that little issue of the gunshot wound in his [...]

    28. Det är alltid lite av en högtidsstund att sätta sig med en Ruth Galloway-bok. De öde fälten är redan den sjunde boken i serien och man skulle kunna tro att jag, som inte alls verkar gilla det här med kärlekstrams och relationstjafs i deckare, skulle ha tröttnat för längesedan. Men icke. Det är något med de här böckerna som klickar med mig. Läs mer på min blogg

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