In this 13th installment of the Ruth Galloway mysteries, a new Bronze Age burial site has been discovered by the Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists in search of treasure. Unfortunately, a fresh body is found nearby, entangling the police and archaeologists once more. Add on another four bodies, a giant black dog with red eyes, and an illegal medical research lab, and you have one hell of a mystery going on!
Back in September 2019, I discovered this series and read through all 11 of the then-published volumes back to back. Last summer, I read the 12th, and I only discovered a month ago that number 13 was coming out. And man oh man I can’t tell you how lovely it was to return to the world of Ruth Galloway and her Norfolk seaside setting. The last book was a bit of an anomaly, as Galloway is temporarily living in London, so it was extra nice to return to a full cast of folks I’ve come to know and love so well. I won’t talk about the story of the mystery, because that gets into potential for spoilers of previous volumes, but this is one of my all-time favorite series and I hope others will love it too. This particular book is one of my favorites so far, and I’m already aching for the next one, so badly that it actually entered my dreams for a few nights. ❤
Performance: The audio read by Jane McDowell, who is my preferred of the two narrator who read these. I quite enjoyed it as usual!