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The Lantern Men

(2020)
(Book 12 in the Ruth Galloway Mystery series)
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Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway changed her life—until a convicted killer tells her that four of his victims were never found, drawing her back to the place she left behind.

Everything has changed for Ruth Galloway. She has a new job, home, and partner, and she is no longer North Norfolk police’s resident forensic archaeologist. That is, until convicted murderer Ivor March offers to make DCI Nelson a deal. Nelson was always sure that March killed more women than he was charged with. Now March confirms this and offers to show Nelson where the other bodies are buried—but only if Ruth will do the digging.

Curious, but wary, Ruth agrees. March tells Ruth that he killed four more women and that their bodies are buried near a village bordering the fens, said to be haunted by the Lantern Men, mysterious figures holding lights that lure travelers to their deaths.

Is Ivor March himself a lantern man, luring Ruth back to Norfolk? What is his plan, and why is she so crucial to it? And are the killings really over?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Elly Griffiths writes with a smart eye and great elegance." - Peter James

"My favourite current series." - Val McDermid


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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lantern Men (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0-358-23704-1 / 978-0-358-23704-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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February 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12 (The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78747-753-3 / 978-1-78747-753-7 (UK edition)
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July 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lantern Men (Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0-358-52245-5 / 978-0-358-52245-4 (USA edition)
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12 (The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78747-755-X / 978-1-78747-755-1 (UK edition)
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12 (The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1-78747-754-1 / 978-1-78747-754-4 (UK edition)
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January 2020 : Paperback
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Title: By Elly Griffiths The Lantern Men Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12 (The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries) Paperback
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Title: The Lantern Men
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Title: The Lantern Men
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February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 12
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
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February 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 12
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
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February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 12
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
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Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lantern Men (Ruth Galloway Mysteries Book 12)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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February 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lantern Men: Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 12 (The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries)
Author(s): Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU