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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

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Crime.
All editions (2)
Published London: Quercus, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Elly Griffiths
ISBN: 1786482169, 9781786482167
Note: Originally published: 2014.
Physical Description: 400 pages.
Series: Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries ; 6
Subject: Galloway, Ruth (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Women forensic scientists Fiction.; Forensic archaeology Fiction.
Series Title: Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries ; 6.