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The Chalk Pit

(2017)
(The ninth book in the Ruth Galloway Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award

Praise for Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series

"Gripping." - Louise Penny | "Highly atmospheric." - New York Times Book Review
"Remarkable, delightful." - Associated Press | "Must-reads." - Deborah Crombie
"Wonderfully rich . . . A great series." - Guardian | "Smart, down-to-earth, and completely believable." - Mercury News

Far below Norwich is a maze of old mining tunnels. When Ruth Galloway is called to examine a set of human remains in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once more, she's at the helm of a murder investigation.

Meanwhile, DCI Nelson is looking for a homeless woman who he hears has gone "underground." Could she have disappeared into the labyrinth? And if so, is she connected to the body Ruth found? As Ruth and Nelson investigate the tunnels, they hear rumors of secret societies, cannibalism, and ritual killings. And when a dead body is found with a map of what seems to be the full maze, they realize their hunt for the killer has only just begun - and that more bodies may be underfoot.

Genre: Mystery    

Praise for this book

"Ruth Galloway is one of the most engaging characters in modern crime fiction." - Kate Mosse


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Used availability for Elly Griffiths's The Chalk Pit

Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Chalk Pit (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0-544-75031-4 / 978-0-544-75031-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-659-7 / 978-1-78429-659-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Pit (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-328-91535-2 / 978-1-328-91535-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-662-7 / 978-1-78429-662-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78429-660-0 / 978-1-78429-660-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Chalk Pit
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-5100-7614-X / 978-1-5100-7614-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks (Third Party/Retail)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Pit
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Pit
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   


February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Chalk Pit (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK