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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday - The Dark Angel



I'm posting a 'soon to be released' book on Wednesdays.  These will always be books that I am particularly looking forward to.  I've edited this to link up to 'Can't-Wait Wednesday' hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings.  I'll plan to take part in that each week.  Glad to have a place again to 'tie up'!

The book I've chosen for this week is the 10th book in one of my favorite series - Elly Griffiths' mysteries featuring Ruth Galloway.  I am always delighted to know that there will be another visit with Ruth and Nelson, Cathbad and wee Kate, and all the other characters that have become like family to each other and to the readers.  We'll travel to Italy for this story, and I'll see if I can wait for the US publication date.  It comes out in the UK on February 8th - sigh!  This week's book:



Publication Date:  May 15th

It’s not every day that you’re summoned to the Italian countryside on business, so when archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Ruth Galloway’s help identifying bones found in the tiny hilltop town of Fontana Liri, she jumps at the chance to go, bringing her daughter along with her for a working vacation. Upon arriving, she begins to hear murmurs of Fontana Liri’s strong resistance movement during World War II and senses the townspeople are dancing around a deeply buried secret. But how could that be connected to the ancient remains she’s been studying?

Ruth is just beginning to get her footing in the dig when she’s thrown off-guard by the appearance of DCI Nelson. And when Ruth’s findings lead them to a modern-day murder, their holidays are both turned upside down, and they race to find out what darkness is lurking in this seemingly picturesque town.

48 comments:

  1. This sounds sooo intriguing, linking the remains and the history and secrets of the town. This is one I'd like to start now, but from the blurb, I suspect that it's best to start at the beginning?

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    1. It would likely be a good idea to try at least the first book in the series, Verushka. It's called THE CROSSING PLACES and it sets the characters up. It's a great series - always history and mystery.

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  2. An Italian setting and a secret from long ago ... This sounds intriguing. I will give her books a try one of these days!

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    1. It's a great series, Wendy. But, I do understand - so many books we want to sample.

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  3. Sounds like a good installment but I've not read any of this series and this is #10...I'd have a hard time catching up. Hope you love it!

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    1. I know what you mean, Barb. There are so many series that I'd like to read and haven't begun yet. I've tried to cull them down to a few that I 'always' keep current. But, if I only had 24 more hours in every day. LOL

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  4. It is always exciting to have a book by a favorite author awaiting you!

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    1. It is indeed. Especially when it's one of your favorites. :-)

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  5. I've heard a lot of great things about that series.

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    1. It's a good one, Kathy. However, I know it's tough to start a new series that already has so many books.

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    1. I know I will, Renee. I'll be by to look at your pick this week.

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  7. I'm afraid I've given up on this series, but I know loads of people love it and I'm beginning to hear good things about this one, so I hope you enjoy it as much as you're anticipating!

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    1. Yes, I remember that the series has been crossed off your list. Each of us has our own 'cross off' line - several authors have hit mine - Patricia Cornwell, for instance. But, I suspect I'll enjoy it. ;-)

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  8. I can't believe we're already at book #10. In some ways I feel like we just started this series but then I think of how much has happened. I almost can't imagine Ruth & Nelson anywhere other than the UK so it'll be interesting to see them out of their element. Can't wait for this one!

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    1. Yes, I agree. Taking them to Italy is interesting and will likely be a different and fun adventure.

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  9. This sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. The Italian countryside has me instantly intrigued. Thanks so much for sharing this one. :)

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    1. This is a great mystery series. I highly recommend it.

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  10. This sounds super intriguing! It's always a great feeling when there's a new book from a beloved series. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    1. I know. I look forward to a new book by this author every year.

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  11. The Italian countryside setting sounds wonderful! This is a new in to me and I like the sounds of it too!

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    1. That part does sound really good, doesn't it?

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  12. One of my all time favourite series... possibly my favourite. I must hurry up and read The Chalk Pit so I can get to this one. I wonder what Ruth will make of Italy?

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    1. You must read THE CHALK PIT. I liked that one a lot. As to Ruth and Italy - well, we shall see.

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  13. I could totally fall in love with that setting, and you get a mystery on top of that. Sounds great!

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    1. This is a great series. I've loved it for many years.

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  14. Great cover on that one! Hope you get a hold of it soon. Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature.

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    1. It does have a fun cover, doesn't it?

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  15. Did you hear that Elly Griffiths has a standalone coming out as well? It's out in the UK on November 1st - not sure about in the U.S. So exciting!

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    1. I did not know about the standalone. Had to go look it up on Amazon UK. It sounds great. Can't wait!

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  16. I need to get back to this series! I love listening to them on audio, but haven't for quite some time.

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    1. They are well done on audio. I've reread several of them that way.

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  17. I haven't read this series, but it sounds like something I would like.

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    1. It's a good one indeed. The first book is called THE CROSSING PLACES.

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  18. I'm so looking forward to The Dark Angel, I do love Ruth Galloway and how Elly Griffiths writes this series and the Stephens & Mesphito one and now I see she has a different book out later this year too - she must be one speedy writer!

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    1. I agree. One speedy writer. Glad to know about the standalone book to come out later in the year. I looked it up and it sounds good!

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  19. Definitely! I've read and love all books in this series. Glad you reminded folks that they really should start from book one to enjoy the personal connections between Ruth and all the MCs.

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    1. I know that contemplating starting a new series that already has 10 books is a bit daunting, but...I think sometimes at least reading the first book is possible.

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  20. Sounds good. Will have to add this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing it!

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  21. I read the very first one in this series and really liked it and keep meaning to get back to it though you know how it goes. I'm intrigued by the trip to Italy in this one. Sounds fun!

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    1. Yes, sometimes it's nice when a series takes the characters to another location. Then again - sometimes I don't like those as well. We'll see how it goes.

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  22. I don't usually read mysteries, but this one sounds very intriguing, what with the Italian setting and the WWII angle! Although I'd never heard of this one before, now I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves! Thanks for sharing!! <3 <3

    Also, thanks for commenting on my "Can't Wait Wednesday" post!! <3 :)

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    1. This whole series is interesting because Ruth is a forensic archaeologist. Each book has tales of old, things discovered, things we learn as readers.

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  23. This sounds wonderful! I do enjoy a good mystery and I'm intrigued by the WWII connection and Fontana Liri’s resistance movement, and the idea that the people there are now keeping some kind of secret that ties into what Ruth's dig. I had never heard of this series before but you definitely have me curious now. Great pick!

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    1. Suzanne, you don't need to read the whole series, but the first book, THE CROSSING PLACES, would be helpful with the characters.

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  24. This series is completely new to me! I really love the setting. :)

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    1. The books are set normally in the Norwich area of England. Ruth lives on a salt marsh. However, this one will be fun with the Italian angle.

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