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The ghost fields / Elly Griffiths.

By: Griffiths, Elly, 1963- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Griffiths, Elly, Ruth Galloway mystery: book 7.Description: 370 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781848663305; 9781848663312 .Subject(s): Galloway, Ruth (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- England -- Fiction | Women forensic anthropologists -- Fiction | Norfolk (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: Norfolk is experiencing a July heatwave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried WWII 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 close to the Blackstocks' family home. Then human bones are found on the family's pig farm. Can the team outrace a looming flood to find a killer?
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<p>When a bullet-ridden body is unearthed from a buried WWII plane, Dr Ruth Galloway must find out who the victim was - and who put him there.</p> <p>Norfolk is experiencing a July heatwave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried WWII 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.</p> <p>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 close to the Blackstocks' family home.</p> <p>As the biggest storm Norfolk has seen in decades brews in the distance, human bones are found on the family's pig farm. Can the team outrace a looming flood to find a killer?</p>

Norfolk is experiencing a July heatwave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried WWII 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 close to the Blackstocks' family home. Then human bones are found on the family's pig farm. Can the team outrace a looming flood to find a killer?

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When a body is found in a downed World War II plane that was accidently uncovered by a construction crew, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson are called in to investigate. The corpse is unusually well preserved, and there is a bullet in the pilot's forehead. In Griffith's seventh Galloway mystery (after The Outcast Dead), the historical focus this time is on the "ghost fields," abandoned airfields once used by the U.S. military during the war. The surrounding land has been in the hands of the Blackstock family for generations and DNA tests link the corpse to the family. No one is talking to the investigators, but attacks on family members and another murder raise the stakes. Even the encroaching sea and Norfolk's dramatic weather add to the suspense as Ruth gets dangerously close to a killer. VERDICT Series fans and readers interested in World War II history will enjoy the detailed research; Ruth and Harry are engagingly human protagonists, and Griffiths neatly wraps up her intriguing mystery to satisfy the pickiest of crime fiction buffs. [See Prepub Alert, 11/1/14.]-Cheryl Bryan, Orleans, MA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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