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The outcast dead

The outcast dead

Griffiths, Elly, author

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care. DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers. Immersed in the case of three infants found dead, one after the other, in their King's Lynn home, he's convinced that a family member is responsible, though others on his team think differently. Then a child goes missing. Could the abduction be linked to the long-dead Mother Hook? Ruth is pulled into the case, and back towards Nelson

Hardback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Crime.
Published London: Quercus, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 0857388908, 9780857388902
Physical Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Forensic archaeology Fiction.; Women forensic scientists Fiction.; Galloway, Ruth (Fictitious character) Fiction.