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The Chalk Pit

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

 
 
Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway discovers the bones aren't as old as originally thought, it's time for DCI Nelson to launch a murder inquiry. What was initially just a medieval curiosity has taken a much more sinister nature....

Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the stories both Ruth and the police have heard of a vast community of rough sleepers living in the old chalk-mining tunnels under Norwich, the clues point in only one direction. Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history - but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true?

As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise. A local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart - before it claims another victim.

Genre: Mystery    

"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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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   


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


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